Nutrisystem Spotlight: Try Our NEW Frozen French Toast BreakfastArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
French toast is a go-to breakfast for special occasions. It’s warm and filling, with a rich, eggy flavor and crispy texture. But it usually takes too much time and trouble to prepare on a busy morning. Nutrisystem’s new frozen French Toast breakfast changes all that.
Our French Toast has everything you love about this hot breakfast. We start with crusty whole wheat bread, so it has fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. We make it just like you would at home, with whole eggs, nonfat milk, cinnamon and sugar.
Of course, we do all the prep work, so you just need to heat and eat. You can pop it in the microwave for a minute or warm it up in your oven for about 10 minutes while you get ready for your day. You could even whip it up in the toaster oven or air fryer if you want! Either way, it comes out crisp on the outside, soft inside, and so deliciously fragrant it will bring everyone to the breakfast table.
Beginning your day with frozen French Toast doesn’t sound like it would fit into a weight loss plan. However, this Nutrisystem breakfast has 120 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of dietary fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Best of all, it’s easy to keep this breakfast on hand in your freezer, so you won’t be tempted to stop for fast food or donuts to fuel up your morning. That’s enough to make any day special!
15 Healthy French Toast Topping and Side Ideas
The Nutrisystem French Toast is delicious straight out of the oven, but you can add flavor and make it even more nutritious with a wide range of delicious and healthy toppings. Here are a few of our favorites, including information on how to count them on your Nutrisystem weight loss plan.
1. Warm Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Maple Syrup = 1 Extra
Maple syrup is the classic choice for dressing up French Toast. You can use 100% pure maple syrup, or use a sugar-free version for calories and carbs.
2. Butter, Butter Substitute or Butter Spray
1 tsp. Butter = 1 Extra
½ Tbsp. Butter Substitute = 1 Extra
Butter Spray = Free Food
We add natural butter flavor to our frozen French Toast. However, if you really want more, you can use a small amount of butter, butter substitute or butter spray.
3. Jam or Jelly
2 tsp. Jelly = 1 Extra
A quick way to give your French Toast a fruity flavor is to spread jam or jelly on top. You could also swap in a sugar-free variety if you want to save some calories.
4. Baked Apples
1 Medium Apple = 1 SmartCarb
Make your French Toast taste like pie for breakfast with our simple recipe for 2-minute “baked” cinnamon apples. You need just two ingredients, apples and cinnamon, and they’re ready in less than five minutes.
5. Fresh or Frozen Berries
1 cup Fresh or Frozen Berries = 1 SmartCarb
Berries make your French Toast sweeter and give every bite a burst of juicy flavor. They’re also loaded with immune-boosting nutrients and fiber. Choose your favorite: Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or even a blend of different types.
6. Light Whipped Topping or Whipped Cream
2 Tbsp. Light Whipped Topping = 1 Extra
1 Tbsp. Whipped Cream = 1 Extra
Your day will start with a taste of dessert when you drop a dollop of light whipped topping or whipped cream on your French Toast.
7. Pineapple Chunks
1 cup Pineapple = 1 SmartCarb
Give your breakfast a tropical taste with juicy chunks of pineapple. If you go with canned or frozen pineapple, be sure you get the “unsweetened” or “no sugar added” variety. It should be packed in water or 100% juice. If you have an Extra to spare for the day, 1 Tbsp. of coconut flakes sprinkled on top will pull the whole tropical vibe together.
8. Nut Butter
1 Tbsp. = 1 PowerFuel
Spread a creamy layer of peanut, almond or cashew butter on top of warm French Toast for rich flavor and healthy fats.
9. Chopped Nuts
2 Tbsp. Nuts = 1 PowerFuel
Add healthy fats, some protein, a hint of salt and a bit of crunch to your French Toast with a sprinkling of chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds.
10. Sauteed Veggies
½ cup Cooked Vegetables = 1 Vegetable
Take your breakfast to the savory side with a topping of sauteed onions, mushrooms or any non-starchy vegetable you like. If you heat them up only with cooking spray, they are unlimited so you can pile on as much as you’d like.
11. Chocolate Syrup
2 tsp. Chocolate Syrup = 1 Extra
Add a chocolaty twist to your morning with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. We love this addition with a dollop of light whipped topping to make it extra decadent.
12. Turkey Bacon
2 oz. (3-4 slices) Turkey Bacon = 1 PowerFuel
Here’s a “grand slam” breakfast that will keep you on track to your weight loss goal. Look for low-salt varieties of turkey bacon.
13. Sliced Bananas
1 Medium Banana = 1 SmartCarb
With bananas, you get lots of potassium and fiber, along with a lightly sweet flavor and creamy texture. Sliced bananas are the perfect French Toast topping. They’re super easy and pair well with the flavors of maple syrup and cinnamon.
14. Smoked Salmon
2 oz. Salmon = 1 PowerFuel
For a more elegant breakfast and an extra boost of protein, pair your French Toast with low-salt lox or smoked salmon. You could also include 1 Tbsp. of reduced fat cream cheese and count it as an Extra.
15. Glass of Milk
1 cup Low-Fat Milk = 1 PowerFuel
Keep it simple and totally nutritious by enjoying a glass of cool, refreshing and protein-rich milk along with the French Toast.