French Toast to Fuel the Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Whether you are taking Mom out for Sunday brunch, or cooking at home, French Toast is a surefire way to make any mom happy. Crispy, eggy, drizzled in maple syrup, a touch of butter, how can you go wrong? You can’t!!!! Besides being a delicious meal, it is also VERY nutritious!!

French Toast deliciousness. Photo credit: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/french_toast/
French Toast deliciousness. Photo credit: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/french_toast/

French toast was originally created to “revive” old stale bread by soaking it in a mixture of eggs and milk, and then pan frying it with some butter. Today we enjoy it ALL THE TIME–stale bread, fresh bread, any kind of bread..we LOVE french toast!!

It is truly a great way to fuel your body for the day. Why? Let’s focus on the three macronutrients–carbohydrates, protein, and fat.

Bread and maple syrup provide lots of energy due to high concentrations of carbohydrates (which is our body’s main source of energy).

Eggs and dairy have a high concentrations of protein (what most of our body is made of!), along with some fat.

Butter is essentially just fat, which we need for fat-soluable vitamins (D, E, A, and K)!

USDA recommends a diet with ratio ranges of about 45-65% carbs, 15-35% protein, and 20-35% fat. 

If you do the math (or if you just estimate;), French Toast is the perfect balance of the three macronutrients. Mostly carbohydrates, and then some protein and fat! In food terms–mostly bread, some milk and eggs, and some butter! Syrup just adds plenty more carbohydrates, which is great for your body especially if you are consuming french toast in the morning. Carbs are not bad! Carbs = ENERGY!!!!

Now go celebrate with Mom! ❤

 

 

 

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