This skinny breakfast or brunch treat is fun to make, easy to prepare, and very decadent. The addition of cream cheese, jam, and strawberries take 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. Each fiber-rich serving has 336 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 11 BlueFreestyle SmartPoints, and 11 Green. 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 tips
8 teaspoons reduced-sugar strawberry preserves, see shopping tips
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
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 of 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)
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.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 11-Blue
WW SmartPoints 11–Green
WW POINTS PLUS 9
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1 full sandwich)
336 calories, 6g fat, 2g sat. fat, 6mg chol, 17g protein, 58g carbs, 7g fiber, 442mg sodium, 22g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
299 calories, 2g sat fat, 11g protein, 19g sugar