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    During the rest of the year it’s nearly impossible to get the whole family together for breakfast; but during the holidays, big, unhealthy breakfasts become a tradition.  With a focus on health and wellness, this season, Southern Plastic Surgery suggests that you give your family the festive breakfast they want with fewer calories and less fat.  Dr. Whiteman believes plastic surgery patients should start with a healthy lifestyle to optimize their plastic surgery results.  Try this low fat French toast recipe topped with a Winter Fruit Sizzle that was submitted by one of Dr. Whiteman’s Facebook fans and adapted from www.foodfit.com.

     

    Winter Fruit Sizzle

    Servings:  4

    Ingredients needed:

    • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 cup dried apricots,chopped
    • Dash of cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup pecans

    Directions:

    • In a small skillet, heat the cranberry juice, cranberries, apricots and cinnamon and allow to simmer until the fruit has soaked up the liquid and becomes plump (about 10 minutes).
    • Once the fruit becomes plump, add the pecans and maple syrup. Allow to boil, and then take it off the heat.

    Nutritional Info:

    Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
    Number of Servings: 4
    Calories 440, Carbohydrate 87 g, Fat 10 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 3 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Sodium 3 mg

    Lower-Fat French Toast

    Servings: 4

    • 1/4 cup egg substitute
    • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • peanut oil, as needed
    • 8 slices whole wheat bread, slightly stale

    Directions:

    • Whisk the egg substitute, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
    • Heat a well-greased griddle or large frying pan with peanut oil until hot (not smoking).
    • Soak the slices of bread in the egg mixture until moistened. Place the soaked slices on the griddle. Excess egg mixture can be thrown out.
    • When the bottoms are golden brown, flip with a spatula and brown the other side. Keep them in a warm oven until ready to serve.

    Nutritional Info:

    Serving Size: 2 slices French toast
    Number of Servings: 4
    Calories 259, Carbohydrate 41 g, Fat 7 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 9 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Sodium 355 mg

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