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Skinny Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast

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This skinny breakfast or brunch treat is fun to make, easy to prepare and very decadent.  The addition of cream cheese, jam and strawberries takes this French toast to a whole new level.  You’ll save a ton of calories and fat by using reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced sugar preserves and egg whites.  The skinny for 1 fiber rich serving is 348 calories, 6 grams of fat and 9 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. These facts are based on 1 full sandwich but a half would be very satisfying. This dish is so yummy, tummies will be full and everyone will be very happy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes


Ingredients for French Toast:

8 slices whole wheat bread or multi-grain bread, I used Milton’s Multi-Grain bread, see shopping tip

4 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped cream cheese, see shopping tip

8 teaspoons reduced sugar strawberry preserves, see shopping tip

1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced thin

6 egg whites

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

4 teaspoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light spread


Ingredients for Topping:

8 teaspoons powdered sugar

Strawberries slices for garnish


Instructions

1. On one side of 4 slices of bread spread with 1 tablespoon cream cheese.  Next, on top of cream cheese, spread each with 2 teaspoons strawberry preserves.  Place ¼ cup strawberry slices on each.  Top each with the remaining slice of bread to make a sandwich.

2. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, beat egg whites and vanilla.

3. Dip 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.

4. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray.  Melt 2 teaspoons reduced-fat butter and swirl around bottom of pan.  Add 2 sandwiches, cook about 3 minutes on medium-high heat until golden.  Turn over and cook the undersides for about 2 minutes, until golden brown.  Place cooked sandwiches on a baking sheet and keep warm in oven while cooking the other 2 sandwiches.

5.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 with 2 remaining sandwiches.

6. Transfer each sandwich to a plate.  Cut each in half and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons powdered sugar and garnish with strawberry slices.

7. Serve immediately with a fork and knife.  Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 full sandwich)


Shopping Tips

I love Milton’s Multigrain bread.  Each slice has 110 calories, 1g fat and 3g fiber. Most supermarkets sell it along with Trader Joe’s.

I used Trader Joe’s organic reduced sugar preserves.  Each tablespoon has 30 calories. Knott’s Light preserves would be another great choice.

Reduced-fat whipped cream cheese comes in a tube versus a block of cream cheese.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
9

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1 full sandwich)
348 calories, 6g fat, 20g protein, 58g carbs, 7g fiber, 460mg sodium, 22g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 serving
665 calories, 30g fat, 15g protein, 86g carbs, 7g fiber, 553mg sodium, 29g sugar

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11 Responses to “Skinny Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast”

  1. Courtney Says:

    I think this sounds amazing!! Can’t wait to give it a try :-)

  2. Vince Says:

    This is soooo good!

  3. Skinnyminnie Says:

    This looks extremely yummy in fact, I just love your site and the scrumptious healthy looking food choices. After all it’s what keeps us weight conscious people
    coming back for more. Keep up the good work.

  4. Skinnyminnie Says:

    This looks extremely yummy in fact, I just love your site and the scrumptious healthy looking food choices. After all it’s what keeps us weight conscious people
    coming back for more. Keep up the good work.

    Skinnyminnie

  5. admin Says:

    Thanks so much for the compliment.

  6. The Better Baker Says:

    Sounds perfect. I love all the ingredients and that it’s so simple to put together….MMMM! I sure appreciate all the nutritional info and tips you add too. Bravo for you!

  7. mjskit Says:

    What a fabulous French Toast recipe! AND it’s lowfat – how can one ask for anything more than that! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  8. The Old-Fashioned Hou!sewife Says:

    This is great! I just made my first batch of low-sugar strawberry jam for the season and Im going to put it to use tomorrow morning making these. :) Found you through the breakfast blog hop, thanks so much! Pinning this one for sure. :)

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks so much. Glad you found my site. Adding your homemade low-sugar jam sounds wonderful. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

  10. admin Says:

    Thanks so much. I love sharing!

  11. admin Says:

    So sweet…Thank you!

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