Friday, July 29, 2011

Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast



Maybe I'm way off, but eating healthier doesn't seem to be as hard as it once was. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that as a society, we've become much more aware of what we are putting in our bodies. Grocery stores offer a large variety of fresh produce, whole grain foods, and low-fat products. Restaurants are now required to put the amount of calories next to every dish they serve. Even fast-food restaurants are helping us out by offering healthier sandwiches and sides and making portions smaller.

But another change I've noticed since the first time I did Weight Watchers over ten years ago (TEN!) is that we're learning how to cook really good food without compromising on taste. Gone are the days of a dry piece of chicken with steamed veggies (I literally dry-heaved having to type that) and in are beautiful dishes packed with colors and flavors, as well as nutrition. Less weird ingredients, and way more delicious meals on our plates. I have rarely felt deprived since starting Weight Watchers again in January, something of which I am very grateful of, and has consequently helped me to lose twenty pounds.

One website that I have fallen head-over-heels in love with has been Gina's Skinnytaste blog. All of her recipes have the old and new points value, and every single thing she posts looks crazy delicious, you don't need to be dieting to appreciate her recipes. My husband made this awesome french toast for me for Mother's Day, and as a non-breakfaster, I couldn't have been more excited to gobble this up. It.Was.Amazing. So sweet, so rich, so filling, you must give this a try, the whole family loved it. Check it out here and enjoy!

23 comments:

Jennifurla said...

I have that same plate from target! ha. Love this recipe, looks quite tasty.

Holly said...

I LOVE her blog!! I constantly am making her recipes!!:) This french toast looks devine!

Kathleen said...

I've got to check out that blog. This looks seriously yummy!

Erica said...

Amen! Eating well no longer means eating cardboard! This recipe sounds fantastic. Who doesn't love french toast? And bananas and breakfast go together. Have a great weekend

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I'm glad to see you back, dear Teresa!
I agree that eating healthy isn't as hard though I must admit being pampered to living in L.A. and having a lot of great markets nearby.

Banana over French toast...oh wow. I'm not a breakfast-eater but I sure would gobble that up!

Foodness Gracious said...

I totally agree about compromising taste, we just dont need to do it! There are so many simple flavorful ingredients out there. The french toast sounds delectable!
Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

I'm not into the point system, but I know what looks good! And this does! Will continue to check out her blog.

Gloria said...

look delicious! gloria

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks great and I think your right we are more aware of what we are eating sad that obesity rates are not coming down though

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so tasty!

Joanne said...

It's definitely true that these days there are so many options and so much more awareness that skimping on flavor is NOT an issue! Case in point. These waffles look awesome.

I'm so glad you're back!

Kim said...

I agree with you 100%. So many wonderful and flavorful healthy recipes out there. I love Gina's site too and recommend it to everyone I know who is looking to improve their diet.

This french toast look amazing. I could probably eat it every morning.

The Jr. Chef said...

Great pictures to compliment the recipe. That Bananas Foster looks delicious! I also love your blog title and writing style. Way to go! Please visit my blog, Picky Eater Solutions, and post any comments or suggestions you have that have been helpful to you and your blog. Thank you. www.pickyeatersolutions.blogspot.com

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Seriously, this is some kinda fabulous French Toast! Love Bananas Fosters.

Chris said...

I love french toast and bananas foster rocks so how could this not be great?

Cathy said...

Oh my, what a treat. I don't have more than a muffin and coffee most of the time, but when I want to indulge this is the kind of breakfast I love.

MaryBeth said...

This would be killer to have on a Sunday morning for breakfast.

Reeni said...

This is dessert masquerading as breakfast! Such a nice treat to wake up to.

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Shelby said...

You are so right on target about eating better. I know that we do too. Sometimes we splurge, but really, not all that often compared to how we used to eat!

Cheryl said...

We are breakfast freaks so this is on my radar now, great recipe!

Katy ~ said...

This looks decadent. Perfection.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to try her German potato salad this weekend!