Greetings from Colorado! Today Sissy Everythingtarian #4 makes the big grown-up leap and moves into the freshman dorms. I swear it was just yesterday we were watching Happy Gilmore, teaching her inappropriate words and sleeping in the same room. Anyways, while I go hang out with all the freshies on campus, I have a fantastic guest post from Greg over at Live Fit Blog. While much of the blogworld is saturated with 20-something females, reading a blog by a 38-year-old married father trying to live a balanced life is completely refreshing. Enjoy this yummy-looking recipe, and I’ll see you soon with a full recap from the Rocky Mountain State!
We try to eat healthy in our house – most of the time. But truth be told, it’s hard. My wife and I are both foodies of a sort, and we love to cook (what chemist doesn’t?). So we experiment, and sometimes you get a winner that’s both delicious and healthy. Occasionally, you get something that’s delicious and treads on the edge of healthy.
The other night, we were searching for something different, and after rummaging through the cabinet, we settled on French toast. But not plain old vanilla French toast. We wanted something with a twist. So, we started with sourdough bread…
After putting together the egg mixture and getting the bread dipped up and on the griddle, we opted to sprinkle our bread with brown sugar and cinnamon, hoping the sugar would carmelize, and we’d end up using less (if any) syrup. Flip and repeat.
There’s something about cooking on the griddle. For some reason, you don’t seem to get the same effect cooked over a burner. Can’t say I understand that, but there you have it!
The great thing about cooking it up this way was they were lightly sweetened and needed very little syrup to finish them off. Here’s the final product, served with a side of fresh strawberries and blueberries. It made for a delicious dinner!
The caramelized brown sugar gave them a nice crispy texture, which I tend to really like out of a dish like this. Truth be told, they may have been even better without the syrup. Next time around, I’ll omit the syrup. We calculated each slice of toast brings in about 300 calories, so I’ve got more on my plate than I planned on, but it’s filling enough that I could have gone with just one slice of toast. I ran the math after I ate.
Leftovers heated up nicely as a quick and easy breakfast for the kids. Popped a slice in the toaster for reheating, and the kids left their breakfast complaints behind.
What’s your favorite recipe that’s both healthy AND delicious?