Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Super-Cheesy Ham-Stuffed French Toast

Per Serving (entire recipe): 6 Points+
256 calories, 7g fat, 1,264mg sodium, 24g carbs, 5.25g fiber, 5g sugars, 25g protein

The recipe: "Hungry Girl 1-2-3", page 284 - 285

Ok, so this is one of my absolute favorite recipes from Hungry Girl.  When I got the " HG 1-2-3" book, my husband and I were especially intrigued by the entire chapter devoted to french toast.  I went through and made almost all of the recipes in that chapter, most of which were really yummy.  We kept going back to this ham & cheese french toast sandwich, though.  I finally had time to make some and get photos for this blog, so I am happy to put this review in here.

This breakfast sandwich is so gooey, cheesy, and meaty that you will not be able to tell that it is made with reduced fat ingredients.  I have made this for my mother, my mother-in-law, and my husband and son and all of them became big fans after eating one.  This is my go-to breakfast when I have overnight guests, too.  Need I go on?  Make this recipe now!

All you do is get some light bread, spread half of a Laughing Cow cheese wedge on each piece, add a slice of fat-free American cheese slice, and one ounce of lean ham.  Put the pieces together, and dip the top, bottom, and all of the sides in egg substitute with some cinnamon mixed in.  Cook until sandwich is browned and cheese is melted.

I like to make several at a time and bring them to work to heat up for breakfast.  Instead of using syrup or powdered sugar for a topping, which is what I do at home, I use a different method to get a sweet flavoring to the sandwich without being messy (I eat my work sandwiches with my hands after heating them up).  I add a packet of Splenda to 1/2 cup of egg substitute and about 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.  I mix that together, and that becomes my egg dip for three sandwiches.  It ends up being just enough egg mixture for three sandwiches, so nothing goes to waste, either.  I will usually make 2 - 3 batches of these sandwiches at a time - one batch for my family's breakfast, and another 2 batches for breakfasts during the week.  Yum!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so yummy! I can't wait to get her cookbooks so I can try some of these, your pics look great!