Looking for a high-protein French toast? This protein French toast with egg is good for you and fueling. If you're looking for additional nutritious recipes, I have a list of more healthy meals to make!
If you like easy, healthy meals, you're in for a treat. For starters, my protein French toast with cherries is really delicious and an excellent source of filling protein to keep you fueled all morning long. It's one of my favorite healthy meals to make.
I think you'll enjoy the rest of these recipe ideas, too, straight from the plates of my registered dietitian nutritionist colleagues.
1. “A simple go-to breakfast is an egg baked in an avocado. It is delicious and satisfying, with two ingredients. And it’s ready in less than 15 minutes.”
—Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, author of The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook
2. “I like cottage cheese, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and pumpkin seeds or roasted nuts.”
—Judy Barbe, RD, author of Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest
3. “A favorite breakfast is hot oatmeal topped with chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of brown sugar, and a big dollop of Greek yogurt. It is warm, filling, and quick to make.” —Joan Salge Blake, MS, RDN, clinical nutrition professor at Boston University and author of Nutrition & You
4. “I have people ask me about filling breakfasts all the time. One of my favorites is mashed avocado on a Food for Life Ezekiel English muffin, with sea salt. It’s simple and delish!”
—Wendie Schneider, MBA, RDN, co-author of Idiot's Guides Healthy Gut Diet
Lunch & Dinner
5. “For dinner, I will have salmon, some kind of whole grain like quinoa, and a pile of cooked veggies like snap peas or asparagus. I love to put sliced almonds, walnuts, or pine nuts with my veggies to add a little more healthy fat, protein, and fiber.”
—Tara Gidus, MS, RDN, official nutritionist for runDisney and author of Pregnancy Cooking and Nutrition for Dummies
6. “I recommend tuna salad—canned albacore tuna in oil, dried tart cherries, pumpkin seeds or walnuts, and a dollop of mayo. It’s a simple, satisfying lunch.”
—Kristina LaRue, RD, co-author of Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies
7. “My favorite is a simple whole-grain bowl: a half cup whole-grain such as farro, quinoa, or brown rice plus half a can no-salt-added beans and half a cup of a vegetable like broccoli or steamed spinach. Toss with a teaspoon of olive oil and salt, pepper, and spices to taste.
—Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, a dietitian in the New York City area
8. “My edamame bok choy rice bowl has only five ingredients, plus lots of satisfying fiber.”
—Sharon Palmer, RDN, author of Plant-Powered for Life
This post was updated in May 2019. A version of this article originally appeared on WeightWatchers.com.
Ready for the ninth idea in this list of healthy meals? Here's that protein French toasty recipe I promised you! The cherry French toast makes a delicious breakfast and is one of my favorite healthy meals to make on a lazy morning. If you're feeling adventurous, you can swap the cherry topping for a blueberry reduction.
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6 slices whole-grain bread
5 eggs, divided
2 Tablespoons low-fat milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Nonstick spray oil
1 1/2 cups unsweetened frozen cherries
3 Tablespoons pecans, broken
In a small bowl, whisk two eggs with milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dip bread into egg mixture, turning to coat sides evenly. Spray a large non-stick pan or griddle with spray oil; cook bread slices over medium heat until browned on both sides. Meanwhile, place cherries in a small bowl; cover and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until warmed. Coat a medium non-stick skillet with spray oil; place three silicone egg rings in pan, over low heat. Separate remaining egg whites and yolks; place whites in heart-shaped egg rings. Cover and cook until whites are set, about 2 minutes. Place one yolk in each ring; cover and cook about 2 minutes, until set. Top two slices of French toast with 1/2 cup cherries, 1 Tablespoon. pecans, and 1 sunny-side up egg. Serves 3.
Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 440 Fat: 18 g Sat fat: 3 g Pro: 22 g Carbs: 52 g Sugar: 16 g Fiber: 2 g Chol: 310 g Sod: 520 g
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