Flax Crusted French Toast

Happy, happy, happy New Year!

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Thanks for the pic, Lynn!

How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine ended up being a lot more low-key than expected, but a night in was exactly what I needed after all of our adventures on the West coast.

Mal and I landed in Boston around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, so by the time we got home from the airport, picked up Murphy from the dog sitter, unpacked and got settled, it was pretty late in the day and we were exhausted.

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Mal and I planned to go to our friends’ New Year’s Eve party a their house, but we ended up canceling and staying home instead, so we ordered take-out for dinner””obviously from Lime Leaf.

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My appetite is all messed up from traveling, so I only ate a few bites of my Lime Leaf Noodles at first. But then, a few hours later, I ended up eating almost the entire portion. Apparently, my stomach is still on a West coast eating schedule.

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After dinner, I also had a couple of Russian Tea Cakes that my grandmother made me for Christmas.

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The rest of the evening involved me sitting on the couch watching Bridesmaids (so funny!!) while Mal played video games. We wanted to stay up to see the ball drop, but we ended up going to bed before 11:00. Let me tell you, it was crrrraaaazy New Year’s Eve for us!

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Breakfast

I slept until almost 10:00 this morning, which I’m pretty sure hasn’t happened since college, and then hit the kitchen to make breakfast. On the menu: Flax Crusted French Toast with sunflower butter and maple syrup, clementines, and iced coffee with soy milk.

Flax Crusted French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup soy (or cow’s) milk
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal

Directions:

  1. Whisk together milk, egg whites, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. Add ground flaxseed meal to another bowl.
  3. Heat pan (or griddle) over medium heat; coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, cover completely, and then dip into the flaxseed meal. Place in the pan/griddle.
  5. Cook each piece of bread for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Cook on the other side for about 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and serve with your favorite toppings.

Serves 1

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Off to clean the house and get ready for the Pats game. My in-laws are coming over to watch it with us!

P.S. I just spent about 15 minutes unsubscribing from random/junk emails in my inbox, and it felt awesome””just in case you want to do the same! It was a nice little way to start off the new year, and it was actually pretty easy to unsubscribe from a lot of them.

48 Comments

  1. Ours was low key too but its all about loving who you’re with instead of watching a ball drop 😉

    Happy new year to you, Mal and Murphy!

  2. I’ve been doing the same with my e-mails- I get so many from companies that I once ordered something online from. Now if only I could find a way to stop getting junk emails from dating sites intended for senior citizens…

  3. Those flax french toast look delicious! I also made french toast today for the hubby and I. I made vegan egg-nog french toast using oh so delicious coconut milk and mashed bananas, they turned out great! Hope you have a great New Years Day!

  4. I cleaned up my email this morning, too. It felt so good to purge all the junk that can clutter it every day. Pats game has started. Let’s go Pats!

  5. Oh my goodness, I used to live in the same town as Lime Leaf (we moved last April) and we would go to the Lime Leaf or get takeout all the time! I had no idea that you lived in that area! Do you remember when the old grange hall burned down? I used to live next door. Small world 🙂

  6. i was also in bed by 10:30 and kind of enjoyed the rest and low-key new years.
    this french toast sounds great. i actually make mine the same way but never added the flax seeds. I will definitely have to try that next time because this is my all time favorite breakfast! I do sometimes enjoy greek yogurt or a little nut butter on top…pretty much any way, french toast is amazing.

  7. Hi Tina
    I have enjoyed reading your blog over the past year and I have decided to try my hand at blogging this year. While I don’t have an adorable pup like you I hope to post my adventures in healthy living and share my thoughts on life. I look forward to keeping up with your blog as well 🙂 Happy New Year!

  8. I went to bed at 11 on New Years too! I had been traveling all day was just plain exhausted. Thanks for the flax french toast recipe I’ll have to try it out!

  9. The french toast looks amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe I been looking for one with ground flax seed meal for some time. Thanks again and Happy New Years!

  10. Oh my – this is very different from our New Year Eve- nothing like a 7 hour dance marathon to get you started for 2012:) We left the club only when the DJ politely asked us to leave and only once the barmen had danced for an hour as well once everyone else had left. My muscles are sore so I am definitely counting this as a double exercise session:)

  11. That’s my kinda New Year’s. I, too, stayed home, drank some champagne, mooched off the neighbor’s awesome (illegal) fireworks display, and passed out. Great way to start off 2012.

  12. Happy New Year Tina, Mal and Murphy. Glad you made is home safe and sound!!! Murphy sure looks cozy and happy to see you. He has that “all is well in my world again” look, that only a pet can give you when you’ve been apart for a while. Your NYE sounds pretty perfect to me! May 2012 bring you nothing but happiness, health, love and great run times! 🙂

  13. Your french toast looks so good, can’t wait to try it! I saw a food network episode today where they made captain crunch coated french toast! As great as that sounds, I think your way is just a little healthier! 🙂

  14. I had a similar [tame] NYE! I have to say, it was nice waking up and not regretting any decisions I made the night before 😛

    I was planning to unsubscribe from a bunch of junk emails myself!

  15. Hi Tina,

    Thanks for the tip on unsubscribing to all that unwanted junk mail! I just spent a few minutes unsubscribing and I feel so free! Yay for 2012! I am also embracing your resolution to comment on the blogs I read regularly… see I’m doing it right now. 😉

    Happy Monday!

  16. Happy New Year Tina! Great tip to unsubscribe to e-mails, I seemed to be enrolled in a bunch of new ones in 2011 somehow. Time to clear out my Inbox.
    Wishing you all the best in 2012! Love your new fitness posts, awesome that you are getting your NASM soon!

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