what goes better with a dreary day (MONDAY might I add) and rain more than a comforting breakfast? French Toast was on my mind the instant I woke up.
Theres something about French Toast that really hits that “comfort” button in me. The eggy/slightly sweet batter with the bread…mmm!
Time to griddle the bad boys up!
Presentation is everything, we eat with our eyes as much as our mouths!
There may have been a dark chocolate chunk or two that found its way into the breakfast. 😉
This was the perfect breakfast to fuel my rainy Monday!
Blogger Boy Healthy French Toast
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 TBSP. Fat Free Half & Half (Skim Milk can also be used here!)
- 1 TBSP. Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 TSP. Pure Almond Extract
(Whisk this liquid until smooth and pale yellow…then comes the bread…)
- 2 Slices of your favorite bread! Mine is a natural wheat bread with added fiber
Spray your pan or griddle with a little organic olive oil spray (who needs to drown it in butter!), and grill on both sides until crispy and brown. I paired the toast with a sliced banana, and topped with some dark chocolate chunks. These can be left off if you are behaving on this particular instance. 😉 I also topped mine a drizzle of maple syrup. I never understood why people DRENCH their french toast/pancakes in syrup. Not only does it pour on the calories and fat…but it takes away from the flavor of the french toast!
When driving to work, I was presented with this lovely weather…
Luckily when it was time for a caffeine pick me up, my friend…and fellow Dunkin Donut Blog Challenge star Ginny was able to maneuver the storm!
I was able to somehow avoid the donuts, and went with my usual Iced Coffee with Skim Milk! Instant winner in my book.
Hello, my name is Tyler Ramey…and I have a coffee addiction. Heck, the first part of the problem is ADMITTING to it, right?!?! 🙂
Come on, who can say no to that adorable cup?!?!?!? Not me, I tell you.
After the caffeine had kicked in, and I was ready to wage battle on my Monday….I eventually headed back to work and had a pretty boring lunch as far as lunches go.
(my office is currently looking like something out of the set of Hoarders…so please forgive me.)
Went for a Subway sandwich, and some of my new favorite “chips”:
Who needs chips when you can have brown rice crisps?!
PS, did anyone notice the new Lady GaGa video in that first lunch snapshot? She debuted her new video for “Born This Way” today! Eek!!!
What do you think? Are you a die hard fan like me, or one of those people who are completely confused by her? 🙂 Honest answers, please.
More working occured later in the day, as well as planning for tonights Spin class. I am in a complete NEED OF NEW MUSIC. Help me, fellow readers/bloggers! Any new/old/whatever jams that are currently raging your replay button on the iPod? This blogger boy needs some new tunes!
On tonights Spin list….
The ones that got left off….
- Animal – Neon Trees
- Stereo Love – Edward Maya
- Because The Night – Cascada
- Faithfully – Glee (Cooldown)
Fellow Spinners…..what are some of your favorite tunes from your classes?
In closing I leave you with a random snack of the day that is slowly becoming a staple with me. It combines two very odd ingredients…
Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt anyone?!
Now get out there, and kick Mondays tail! Make sure to leave me some song feedback! My class needs new jams! 🙂