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Pumpkin French Toast & Apple-Maple Compote

This is a family favorite that we have enjoyed for years.  My husband and I had a weekend getaway for our five year anniversary.  We had a great time visiting the San Diego Beaches, enjoying live music at Balboa Park and dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter.  Before we headed home, we had to find a great breakfast spot.  We love a great breakfast. We ended up going to a restaurant called the Breakfast Republic.  They served these huge French toast topped with fresh strawberries.  It was divine.

Once we were home, we reminisced about the crazy french toast.  I decided to recreate it for our kiddos.

This Pumpkin French Toast is one of the renditions of the recipe we have enjoyed for years. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Ingredients

2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)

6 eggs

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon clove

dash of salt

1 cup coconut milk

juice of 1/2 lemon

 

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.  Pour into a bowl.

Slice bread into 4 thick slices and quickly dip both sides of bread and place on griddle.  Bake each side for 2-3 min.

******Make sure not to let the bread sit in the egg mixture.  It will get soggy and ruin the finished product.  You simply need to quickly dip and flip the bread and dip again.*******

To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven

 

Apple Maple Compote

Ingredients

6 apples sliced

2 tablespoons butter

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon maple extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Place all ingredients (except maple and vanilla extract)  in a medium stock pot and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove pot from heat and let cool.

Stir in vanilla and maple extract.

 

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Pumpkin French Toast
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Delicious Pumpkin French Toast that is a family favorite.
Ingredients
  • 2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • juice of ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.  Pour into a bowl.
  3. Slice bread into 4 thick slices and dip both sides of bread and place on griddle.  Bake each side for 2-3 min.
  4. To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven

Top 10 Meatless Meals

In light of the recent research study from WHO (World Health Organization) which classified the consumption of red meat and processed meats as a possible carcinogens (cancer causing), I wanted to round up some flavorful, easy to prepare meals that can give you a good amount of protein as well.

The key here is to be balanced and choose lean meats, poultry, and fish, as well as plant sources such as beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Eating processed meats such as ham, bacon and hot dogs that are usually very high in saturated fat and sodium should be consumed in moderation.

 


My Top Ten Meatless Meals

1. Quinoa Sliders
2. Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos
3. Grilled Veggie and Hummus Wraps
4. Massaged Kale and Pumpkin Salad IMG_0454.JPG
5. Crustless Quiche
6. Cauliflower Pizza
7. Black bean Burgers
8. Pumpkin Soup
9. Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Mushroom
10. Sweet Potato Waffles with Eggs

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The biggest thing is not to freak out. We all are still learning about how food affects our overall health. Again, the key is to find a balance. My family aims for the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of the time we eat whole foods concentrating on fruits and vegetables. There is that 20 percent of the time I may feel like throwing together an indulgent treat or meal. The Mediterranean diet is a great way to experience a plant focused eating structure offering a variety of foods. Find what works for you and your family and work together to make healthier choices step by step.
How do you ensure you are making the best food choices for you and your family?
Are you open to trying new recipes that offer more nutrient dense options?

Easy Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche

Layer kale on bottom of the pan

Top kale with 1 cup of  mushrooms

Add 1 diced Bell Pepper

All sautéed…
 Beat eggs
Place in order on bottom of pie pan and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Mix 4 eggs, salt pepper to your liking 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 cup almond milk in bowl and mix till smooth.
 Pour over veggies and top with shredded mozzarella. Bake 45-60 minutes…
Enjoy

 

Easy Crustless Quiche
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Quick and easy crustless quiche for any time of day.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Kale
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
Instructions
  1. Sautee first 4 ingredients.
  2. Place in order layering the bottom of the pie pan and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Mix 4 eggs, salt pepper to your liking ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, 1 cup almond milk in bowl and mix till smooth.
  4. Pour over veggies and top with shredded mozzarella. Bake 45-60 minutes…
  5. That is it. Enjoy

Simple Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Simple Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

 

Ingredients:
1 cup almonds
2 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup chia seed
2 banana
1 cup apple pumpkin butter
2 eggs
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water (if needed to thin batter)
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
Directions:
Process almonds and oatmeal in processor until becomes the consistency of flour.
Add additional ingredients and process till smooth. Add additional water if batter if thick.

 

Bake like a traditional pancake and serve with maple syrup.
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