Sunday, November 28, 2010

french toast!

So, now that I have that delicious FREEEEEEEEE maple-ish syrup, from walden farms, I decided to go for french toast.  Surprisingly awesome!  I even went decadent and tried it stuffed!

I'm posting both recipes below

Low Carb French Toast
2 slices st method no sugar /no fat added multigrain bread 24g carb
1/3 cup egg whites (or 1 egg) protein
1/2 cup almond milk 1g carb and 1g fat
 2 TBSP Splenda 3g carb
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
dash salt

In a shallow bowl, use a fork to beat together all the ingredients except the bread
Spray a large nonstick pan with PAM
Heat on med-hi until hot (and water sprinkled sizzles)
Thoroughly dip/soak the bread in the egg mixture then place in frying pan
Flip once side is brown (about 4 minutes)

Serve with walden farm maple syrup or low carb jam
Total carb: 30g for 2 slices

OR, be decadent and first, make a sandwich by smearing the bread with 1 Tbsp fat free cream cheese 1g carb followed by 1 generous tsp of jam in the middle of the 'sandwich' that's o carb for Walden farms apple butter jam or 5g carb for any regular sugfar free jam
Soak both sides of the sandshich in the french toast egg batter then fry up and flip as above

This becomes creamy melty deliciousness and the entire sandwich is 36 g of carbs


Saturday, November 6, 2010

pancakes for breakfast, yay!!!!

As any carb watcher, dieter, or diabetic knows, pancakes are a minefield of forbidden delights.  But not for me!!!!  I focus on the protein without sacrificing the deliciousness.  My baby likes these too, though his are doused with real maple syrup and mine are with carb free maple "flavored" syrup, but it's all good!

Ricotta is smooth cottage cheese.  I've already taken the hand held blender to regular low fat cottage cheese in order to 'ricotta-size' it.  My favorite Ricotta is the light Saputo.  It's 5% MF, 2g carb per 4 tbsp and very creamy.  Also like the President Choice Light offering available at Loblaws and Provigo, because of creaminess.  Same carb count.  For this recipe you can use low fat ricotta for the entire 1 cup or you can go 3/4cup ricotta +1/4 cup sour cream (which I think gives the tastiest results) 

Ricotta Pancakes
1 cup low fat ricotta 8g carb and the rest counts as protein
(or 3/4cup ricotta + 1/4 cup sour cream)
1/2 cup rolled oats 27g carbs
2 eggs or 4 egg whites protein
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

whip the whole thing in a blender until smooth

Then, spray a non-stick frying pan with PAM and heat on med-high until sprinkled water sizzles.
  Drop pancakes into the hot pan by the tablespoon: 2 tbsp per pancake.  Flip them when edges are golden

So good!

You should get about 8 pancakes.  and it's 4 pancakes per serving.  I like to drizzle mine with Walden Farms pancake syrup which is carb FREE!!!!!

So, half this recipe plus syrup has a grand total of 18g carb, count it as 24g if you drench them

How's that for low carb yumminess