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The kids will soon be out for Christmas vacation and we will be spending the next few days lounging in our pjs and lazy mornings. During the school week our mornings are usually chaotic and rushed, no matter how hard I try to plan and do ahead. Which means breakfast is usually something quick like oatmeal, yogurt or fruit…but my kids LOVE pancakes and french toast and these lazy mornings give me a chance to make them a special breakfast.
This Eggnog French Toast is a yummy way to kick start our holiday vacation and a definite crowd pleaser. We have been focusing on making healthier choices and while neither eggnog or French Toast are known for their low calories, I’ve whipped up a lighter version that is still bursting with flavor.
One of our favorite breads is the Country White bread from Oroweat, it has more to love than great taste – it gives you fiber, too. And, with just a few ingredients it makes light and fluffy French Toast.
Mix the eggs, eggnog and sugar in a shallow dish. Soak your bread in the eggnog mixture for up to 30 mins.
Serve the Eggnog French Toast with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and cinnamon for a delicious holiday breakfast.
I’ve got another treat for you too! I had the pleasure of interviewing the incredibly talented actress and health conscious mom Alison Sweeney. Alison has partnered with the Oroweat brand and Feed Your Better Campaign to help Americans achieve their personal goals and be the best they can be. I asked Allison for her favorite tips on managing a busy schedule, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and setting an example for her kids. Here’s what she had to say:
Q1. You talk a lot about how you didn’t understand portions before you started focusing on healthy eating. What tips or tricks can you share to help keep portions in check?
I think the biggest tip is to remember you’re not going to be full right away and you don’t need to fill a plate with food. Take time to eat what you need, not keep eating because you can.
Q2. As women we tend to beat ourselves up, especially when it comes to health and weight. How do you maintain a healthy body image and attitude?
I made a conscious choice to lead a healthy life and to be the best me that I can be. Of course there are times when I’m critical of my arms or something but I work hard and am proud of my accomplishments.
Q3. Lunches can be tough for me and when it comes to my kids’ lunches I usually fall into a rut midway through the year. What are your kids’ favorite healthy lunches or snacks?
My kids love to have bell peppers, blueberries, almonds and other healthy snacks with sweetness or a crunch. For lunches, try to pack a colorful palate of food – it’s fun for your kids and good for them too!
Q4. I love that the Feed Your Better campaign focuses on helping Americans achieve their personal goals to be the best they can be. Who or what motivates you to be the best you that you can be?
My kids motivate me because I want to be the best I can be so I can be the best mom to them.
Q5. As a wife, mother, and business owner I sometimes find our hectic schedule overwhelming and it’s challenging to focus on me and my health. What tips would you give other busy moms to help them prioritize their hectic schedules and focus on their “better”?
Prepare and plan. It’s easy to skip a workout or opt for an unhealthy meal when you’re unprepared or in a crunch. The key thing is to realize that focusing on yourself is UNselfish, not selfish. Your calendar has when to take your kids to school, taking them to activities, etc. so make sure to add your workout to the calendar so you have it scheduled and you don’t have the excuse of running out of time.
I hope you are just as inspired as I am to not only slow down a little during this holiday break, but to also focus on Feeding Your Better…whatever that “better” might be!
For more information about the Feed Your Better Campaign visit the Oroweat Facebook page or visit http://www.feedyourbetter.com/.
- 8-10 slices of Oroweat Country White Bread (or Day old French Bread)
- 2 cups Light Eggnog
- 3 Egg Whites
- 2 Whole Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Whisk the eggnog, eggs and sugar in a shallow baking dish until combined.
- Soak the bread slices (in batches if necessary) until saturated, about 10 minutes per side.
- Warm griddle to medium heat (or skillet). Fry the bread slices until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Keep warm in 200 degree oven until ready to serve. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.
- Divide French toast among plates. Serve with butter and a sprinkling of powdered sugar and cinnamon, if desired.