You may have seen my post on Wednesday about green smoothies, where I announced that I’m introducing Weight Loss Wednesdays in 2012, which will provide diet tips, advice and recipes every Wednesday!
I’m excited to announce another regular feature on Five a Day the Fun Way in 2012: Fun Food Fridays! I will feature a new, healthy, delicious FUN food every Friday.
Five a Day the Fun Way is all about making eating healthy FUN for adults and kids. The days of eating cottage cheese, rice cakes and lettuce to lose weight are over! Eating healthy is a lifetime change that doesn’t have to feel like deprivation. You can help your kids eat healthy and develop a lifelong habit of eating fresh, good-for-you foods by making eating healthy fun!
My kick-off recipe pays homage to the exciting news that hit the press yesterday – I am one of 15 new Walt Disney World Moms Panelists for 2012! I’m so excited to be a part of the Walt Disney World Moms family! It brings me so much joy to help others plan their vacations to the most magical place on earth!
I love Disney so much that I try to re-create the magic at home in the kitchen.
Yesterday I made Mickey Mouse French Toast for my kids. While the standard boxed or restaurant variety of French Toast isn’t healthy, my made over version is yummy, low-calorie AND good for you!
Healthy Mickey Mouse French Toast
- 4 slices Arnold Healthfull Flaxseed & Fiber bread
- Fat-free egg substitute
- Almond extract
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk1 packet Stevia
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- powdered sugar
Mix egg substitute with the almond extract, almond milk, stevia and cinnamon. Dip the slices of bread in the mixture, one slice at a time. Place in a non-stick pan sprayed with fat-free cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Cut out Mickey Mouse head with cookie cutters, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
For a grown-up version (even though personally, I love the Mickey Mouse heads) cut up the remaining french toast that is leftover after cutting out Mickey Mouse and serve in a bowl full of strawberries. Yum-o!!
I struggle to get my kids to eat breakfast every morning, but they gobbled this up before school. I felt so good knowing that they were eating something healthy, yet they thought it was a special treat! Win-win!
Don’t forget to visit me on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel website and ask me any questions about Walt Disney World!