|Knit strawberry found here.|
I had found her blog awhile ago, so I was excited to try some of her recipes.
Most of her stuff is designed for a girl on a diet looking for tasty, guilt-free recipes, but since much of it includes easy way to add fruit or veggies, and is easily adjustable for multiple servings, I thought it was worth a try.
First chapter that I dove into: "Fun with French Toast". Yes, an entire chapter devoted to French toast! I like this girl. All of the French toast recipes sound amazing (pumpkin cheescake french toast bites?? I might just make that one and NOT SHARE!), but I started with one I had all of the ingredients for: "Jammed with cheese, stuffed French toast". I should mention, Hungry Girl has a love affair with Laughing Cow Light "cheese" wedges. She puts them in everything, including French toast! They make a great way to add creaminess without adding too much fat.
The only substitutions I made were to use real eggs instead of egg substitute, and cracked-wheat sourdough bread instead of the white bread she called for. (White bread HG? Really? You just went down a notch on my respect-o-meter.)
The stuffed French toast was crunchy, tasty and filled with strawberry preserves and a schmear of Laughing Cow. Everyone liked it, except for #2. Because apparently strawberries are evil.
Note: We're missing a thumb this week, #3 is away visiting Grammie...and yes, I need to find a better way to say that..."missing a thumb"...ewwww.