French toast is one of those decadent| high-calorie recipes I’ve saved for a special indulgence ¡ª until now. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak’s recipe makeover for whole-grain french toast with ricotta cheese offers more than 20 grams of protein with just over 250 calories per generous serving. Beyond the nutrition stats| this french toast offered the crispy crunch and the eggy soft center of the classic I was craving. I loved the creative additions of light ricotta| cinnamon| and fresh berries; I didn’t even think about reaching for my maple syrup! Be sure to use high-quality whole-grain bread and in-season fruit for optimal taste| texture| and sweet (healthy) satisfaction.
1 1/3 cups egg whites1 1/3 cups skim milk2 teaspoons sucanat or stevia1/2 teaspoon salt8 slices whole-grain breadGround cinnamon1/2 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese1/2 cup fresh berries