Sain et Délicieux Toasts Français (aka Healthy & Delicious French Toast)

Bonjour!

Parlez-vous français ?

Okay, I’ll stop pretending I know French now 😉 because honestly, I’m a born and bred English speaker and I hardly know beyond the basics of most languages. However, I do have some very exciting news to share that will change that dramatically – in fact, it is changing my whole life dramatically!

One week ago, I booked a one way flight to London. I leave on a plane in 6 months time to go backpacking around the world for as long as I want and can. I have made no other plans and I am going by myself. I may seem calm when I write these sentences so plainly, but words cannot describe the excitement, exhilaration, freedom and anticipation I feel at doing something so amazing in my life!! It’s something I have always wanted to do and I had a big chat to myself several months ago and decided that next year was my year to do it.

And so on that note, I urge ALL of you to give yourself what you want most in life. I don’t want to preach and tell you how to live your life, but think about this: you have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do – act accordingly.

For me, this really hit home. I almost decided not to go ahead with it because I felt like I should start working next year (since I finish uni this year) and start setting myself up for life. But the key word was should in that sentence. I almost chose to do it because I felt like it it was what I should do. But it’s not what I want to do. I want to live a life doing the things I love and for me, travel brings me happiness. Another saying I found that really helped me make this decision was “don’t be afraid to give yourself everything you’ve ever wanted in life.” And so at 22 years of age, I will be getting on that plane and living the life I want. I will be living in incredible places, spending my days doing amazing things and meeting people I would have never met if I had decided to stay at home and work. I have the rest of my life to work and settle down, but right now I am care-free and young and I intend to live it up as much as I can! I know that this will be something I can look back on as an old lady and reminisce about it as the best time of my life. Not sitting there regretting the choices I didn’t make.

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Anyway, enough about me and my ramblings! I’m just so excited to be going that I can’t help it! 🙂

Today I decided to treat myself to a scrumptious breakfast. I’m currently 1/3 of the way through my end-of-year-very-exhausting-and-full-on prac for my teaching degree and I’ve hardly had any time for myself. My every thought and action revolves around this prac at the moment and I know that if I keep going this way I will become very run down, exhausted and start to resent it. So I took some time out this Saturday morning to have some ‘me time’ – this time is incredibly important so that I can reset myself, get in a better head space and generally just de-stress. My morning involved no alarm clock (although I still woke up early because of that body clock of mine!), lying in bed after I woke up for as long as I wanted, going for a run along the river and then coming back home and making myself a cup of chai tea and a yummy brekkie!

I watched a movie last night and one of the meals they ate during it was French Toast and I got hit with a massive craving for it! But of course, I needed to make it healthy 🙂 normal french toast is covered in sugar and made with white bread, so it is very simple to make clean and healthy.

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French Toast

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of wholemeal bread (no preservatives or added sugar – 100% wholemeal flour!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup of Lite/Skim Milk (or soy/almond etc)
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon

Method

  1. Whisk egg, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Place bread in mixture and coat on both sides (don’t soak the bread until it’s soggy – it just needs to be coated)
  3. Place bread in a non stick frying pan on medium-low heat (this heat allows the bread to be cooked without burning the outside)
  4. Cook until bread is firm and golden brown, flipping the bread over to ensure it cooks evenly.
  5. Serve while warm with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top!

I ate mine with fresh fruit and greek yogurt – Strawberries are so cheap in Perth at the moment (3 large punnets for $3!) so I had fresh strawberries, banana and I even had a side of fresh mango too – we are very fortunate to have a mango tree in our backyard and the windy weather last night dropped several on the ground. Yum, yum and yum!

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You can of course vary your toppings – you may want to drizzle honey or maple syrup on top. I’m just sweet enough already that I didn’t feel the need 😉

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Bon appétit !

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