Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lighten Up a Decadent Breakfast

This pregnant lady loves french toast right now. I first had this bake at a bridal shower and fell in love. Here is the original Paula Deen recipe

And here is my version - next time I think I'll swap butter for margarine and a couple eggs for egg whites. Both the original and my tweak version are super yummy! If you can think of anymore calorie savers I'm all ears!!


10 pieces of wheat bread torn in half 
4 large eggs
 3 cups skim milk
1 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sprinkle nutmeg

Praline Topping:
1 stick butter chunked
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Arrange slices of bread in a non stick sprayed small casserole dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Prep praline topping- Chunk butter over bread (with egg mix poured on). Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle over the entire dish.
 Cover with foil or cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup if desired

Saturday, January 7, 2012

In Love with Sweet Potatoes

Currently I cant get enough of sweet potatoes! This baby has healthy taste. I'm trying to perfect my fries and I think I'm almost there.....

-Peel and cut sweet potatoes
-Microwave for 5 minutes
-Bring an oven with a baking stone in it up to 375
-Place potatoes on stone
-Drizzle with olive oil
-Sprinkle with paprika, adobo, and kosher salt
-Bake 20 minutes and flip
-Bake 20 more
I served my portion with light cottage cheese ( with pepper ) - what a great light lunch!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

1st Dinner of 2012

Chicken tenderloins
Roasted red peppers
Garlic, Adobo, and Italian Seasoning
Served with wild rice and corn

What did you have for dinner New Years Day ?