I know there's a lot of Valentine's haters out there. Yes it's corny, the flowers are quadruple the normal price, pre-set restaurant menus are lame and expensive, and it's really just a ridiculous holiday created by Hallmark. BUT... I still love it! Sorry, I can't help it. There's a way to make V-day really enjoyable and special. I refuse to go out to those overpriced restaurants (it's way more fun to cook a romantic dinner together at home!), I'd much rather receive no-reason-flowers than V-day flowers, and I love any excuse to make homemade Valentines, just like I used to do in 4th grade. In fact, my girlfriends are coming over tonight for a Valentines arts & crafts night plus a healthy potluck. What could be better than two of my favorite activities combined in an ultra-girly night?! There's literally glitter, doilies, hearts, fun scissors, glue guns, stencils, stickers, and colorful paper all over my kitchen table. But I digress ... why else do I love Valentine's Day? Because it's the perfect excuse to turn any breakfast into the shape of a heart. Duh! And today we're doing exactly that with our Sweetheart French Toast!
Doesn't French Toast just put you in a good mood? Is it just me? It makes me feel like it's a special occasion Sunday brunch, even when I'm eating it on a Wednesday morning before Pilates, like I did a few hours ago (not my best idea). All you need is your heart-shaped cookie cutter (or a knife to cut your bread into hearts), your bread of choice - I went with Ezekiel's super healthy cinnamon raisin bread as well as a more decadent and traditional choice of French Brioche, then you need a couple more ingredients, your favorite toppings, and some cute plates to serve your brekkie to your sweetie. Simple and easy! Let's get into it!
4-6 slices of bread (depending on size of bread and size of cookie cutter)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Sprinkle of salt
Drizzle of honey
1 tsp powdered sugar
Loving this recipe? For 12 more healthy french toast recipes, check out Cooking Light! They all look amazing!
Happy happy Valentine's Day! Hope it's a relaxing, love-filled, yummy day!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.