Two minute, 250 calorie, vegan french toast - because whole foods matter but so does calorie density. Let’s break it down real quick. ⠀⠀
The trend in nutrition and wellness lately puts an emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. That’s what we’re labeling as healthy these days. And thank god. Long gone are the days of highly processed, carefully formulated, low carb, low fat, “air” foods that were all the rage in the 90’s. We’ve gotten to a place where we recognize the importance of eating real foods, healthy fats, whole grains, etc. I’m all for it. ~But~ if you’re focusing on weight management, the caloric density of foods is still important. You can eat the healthiest, most superfoody foods in the world, but if you’re eating more calories than your body is burning, you will gain weight. Straight science. There’s a lower chance of that happening when eating whole, unprocessed foods, but it can happen. Just because a food is healthy does not mean we can completely disregard the amount of calories it’s contributing to our diet. Calories are not the end-all-be-all, but they are a helpful tool in making informed decisions about the foods we are eating and how they are contributing to our overall energy intake. ⠀⠀
With that said, I made a low cal version of a higher calorie dish using foods with mainly whole ingredients. Best of both worlds. This isn’t technically real French toast, but it’s got all the right flavor and texture, and takes two minutes to make. Here’s how to do it:
Microwave 2 pieces of @foodforlifebaking
ezekiel bread for 30 seconds.
Add a tiny amount of @miyokoscreamery
vegan butter to a pan and let toast brown for about a minute. No need to flip.
Take off of pan and add 3-4g (if you’re trying to be precise about calorie intake) vegan butter to each slice.
Microwave for another 15-20 seconds.
Top each slice with 1 tsp maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
That’s it! Enjoy. #samwell