Kathy Smith teaches you how to make French toast that is full of Protein but not high on calories.
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There’s this controversy out there between proteins and carbohydrates. You have two camps of people that think you need all protein and the other ones that say go for those complex carbohydrates. I believe that you need protein throughout the day and yet you do need to have a good source of carbohydrate also. The trick is combine the two so that you’re not really boosting your insulin levels up and down all day long and you’re keeping them even. When it comes to complex carbohydrates, there are lots of choices out there. But today, our focus is on creative ways to add protein besides the usual meat, chicken and fish. Who doesn’t love French toast? I certainly do and you know what I get up in the morning, I exercise and when I come for breakfast, I like to have a good hearty breakfast but I love to get protein in the morning so French toast is a great way to do it if you use my method. Grab some cottage cheese and you put it in a blender with some egg substitute. Puree it and make this mixture, add a little cinnamon to it and then what you do is you take your bread, you coat both sides of the bread and then you grab your canola spray, spray the pan, take your toast and cook both sides until it’s golden brown and then you take your fresh fruit and top it off with a little fresh fruit at the end here and when you’re done, you have this yummy delicious French toast but the great thing about it, it’s got 16 grams of protein. Here’s a great treat that you can snack on throughout the day or put in your kids’ lunchboxes, it’s made with -- and so all you have to do is get a piece of --. Use some peanut butter and peanut butter is already a great source of protein but we’re going to boost the protein by adding the tofu. Equal amounts of tofu and peanut butter, you put it in a food processor, you mix, it up and now we’re going to take this. It’s nice and creamy and the good news is it just spreads all around, get the edges, I like to take it all the way up to the side and then I take some dried fruit, sprinkle it all around. I happen to like the pears and the apricots but you can put your favorite dried fruit in there and now you roll it up into a nice little tight roll going, roll it all the way around. Take your knife and then you just start to slice it up and you end up with this yummy, protein bar that has 20 grams of protein. And when you taste it, it’s really yummy. Protein shakes are an easy way and a tasty way to get protein throughout the day. I love them in the morning for breakfast especially if you’re on the run and they’re a great afternoon snack when the kids come home so my daughter’s going to come in and help me out. We’re going to start first of all, honey, do you want to start with the orange juice using four to five oranges because bones-growing bones and everything like that, we have to put something fortified with vitamin C and calcium. We like to pick different fruit, what do you have there today honey? Bananas and strawberries. Why don’t you put some in? Keep going, why don’t you throw some strawberries in there so you have your fruit and here’s the trick, you take some tofu. It gives that nice texture, you take the extra firm tofu, you plop in there. I’m going to take a little bit more and if you want to even a little bit more protein, you can just take a scoop of protein powder. Get your top on there and let’s blend this up. Go ahead. Drink away. What do you think? Really good. The great thing about these drinks, they have anywhere from 15 to 30 grams of protein depending on how much protein powder you use so make one in the morning for breakfast or an afternoon snack and drink away.
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