Clean(er) Eating, Kid Friendly Recipe: Healthier French Toast Sticks

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We have been on this journey of trying to eat healthier. We’re not always successful and still eat things we shouldn’t, but we are working on it. My 4 year old daughter is really picky and only likes things like Mac and Cheese, Chicken nuggets, Peanut butter and Jelly and then if she’s in the mood for it, carrots or apples. So I’ve been trying to think of ways to gradually introduce her into clean eating, by using foods she already likes but making them healthier. Of course I do these things behind her back, because if she were to see me using whole wheat bread instead of Italian or potato bread an all out whine fest would occur. Yes, I blame myself for feeding her terrible foods to start with, but I’m correcting it! Soon she wont know what those gross foods used to be.

Alright, so Healthier French Toast Sticks, they were good, but it might take a little getting used to, if you’re like my family and typically don’t eat wheat bread.

What you’ll need:

4 Slices of Whole Wheat / Whole Grain Bread (avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup in it!)
6 egg whites
1/2 cup of water (or skim milk)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground flax

1 tsp olive oil/ coconut oil/ghee (for in the pan)

Heat up a skillet or pan to medium/high. Mix the egg whites, water, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla together in a bowl. Put the ghee/olive oil/ coconut oil in the pan so that the french toast doesn’t stick. I find it easier to dip the whole pieces of bread into the mixture and then put them on the skillet/pan so that I can flip it all in one piece, then I cut it afterwards. However, if you want to you can cut the slices of bread beforehand and then dip them in the mixture and place on the skillet/pan. When it’s in the pan sprinkle some ground flax on top of it for added fiber and nutritional benefits ๐Ÿ™‚

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until it looks golden brown. Add a little bit of pure maple syrup and enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Clean(er) Eating, Kid Friendly Recipe: Healthier French Toast Sticks

    • Definitely! There are a couple of different options:

      #1 Use one ripe banana mashed and mixed with 1/2 cup of milk (almond, soy, rice, cow, goat… you get the idea lol) and then season it as suggested and use that as your ‘dipping’ portion.

      #2 use 1/2 cup of milk (your choice) plus 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of ground flax (or 1 tbsp of butter)

      Hope that helped!

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