Friday, June 15, 2012

French Toast Cups from Oxygen Magazine

Happy Friday! I know I said this on Wednesday but I really cannot believe how quickly this week flew by and I really think that is due to the fact that I am not counting down the work hours every day. In case you missed it on my Facebook page yesterday, I am working for an amazing eco-friendly fashion company, Hearts.com as their media and communication specialist and I think I'm in love. B told me last night that my overall attitude/outlook/personality has changed for the better over the past week and that I just seem like a much happier person. I should have taken this advise a long time ago, but if you are doing something 40+ hours a week that you don't like and that doesn't inspire you, make a change. I am beyond excited to grow with this company and see what the future holds :) 



[Stepping off my pedestal] This morning started off great with another sweaty workout from the Body Earned program. I'll be honest, I'm not a circuit training kind of person. I've always preferred one or two muscle group splits with heavy lifting and sprinkling in super sets and drop sets....James' program is circuit mania, and even though I have basically crawled out of the gym every day this week, I really truly love the change. I think it's not only good for my muscles but it's good for my mind too... I always want to keep an open mind about fitness and continue to try out new things, I think that's really the best way to grow as a person (and to grow your muscles :) ) 

The crazy workout and cardio left me ravenous so I made these ridiculously amazing french toasts cups from this months Oxygen. 


I'm sure 99% of you have this sitting on your coffee table right now, but for the 1% that are totally missing out, don't worry... here is the recipe. 

Adapted from Oxygen Magazine 
Ingredients
4 egg whites
2 packets Truvia 
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
cinnamon to taste
2 slices Ezekiel Bread
1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese 



Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350. 
2. In a bowl combine eggs, sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon and mix. Dip the bread in the mixture until they are completely soaked. 
3. Spray 2 muffin tins with non-stick spray and stuff one piece of bread into each tin. Bake for 15 minutes. 
4. Top each bowl with 1/4 cup cottage cheese mixed with your favorites-- I did cinnamon and the other packet of truvia. You can easily add fruit, protein powder, or other spices. 


15 comments:

  1. Totally trying this for Saturday Morning Breaky!! :) Thank you for sharing!! Your the best :)

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  2. That looks SO GOOD!! I haven't gotten my mag. yet :0(. I totally here you on the workouts. I can throw weight around like a PRO! This week has made me think I am SO out of shape. Pylo and circuits have never been my friends but I am LOVING the challenge. It is good for me to be stepping out of my comfort zone. I seriously that I was going to die today LOL!! Oh and yea some of the exercise's left me looking drunk ;0). Luvena got NO balance HAHA! Totally loved it!!!

    Oh BTW check out this Alli Sims recipe idea. Looks yummy but I would use ground turkey!

    http://www.fitnessrxmag.com/nutrition/recipes/allis-slim-pickins/1488-chickn-rice-cupcakes.html

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  3. I made these over the weekend and they turned out really good!! However it's a bit odd to taste warm-ish cottage cheese lol

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  4. Those look so yummy! A must for the weekend.

    I'm glad your new job has changed your attitude/outlook/personality- I can relate to you- I'm really unhappy at my job (Have been a makeup artist for 5 yrs for a big cosmetics company) and feel that it puts a damper on my whole attitude. But, right now i'm on disabily for the remainder of June and haven't felt happier to be off work (but sad that I can't realy workout out lower body) I was on motorcycle accident few wks ago and got surgery on my knee, but gladly no broken bones, just damage skin. Anyways, just reading your blog makes me more motivated to keep job searching. : )

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    1. How cool!!! I just checked out your blog and added it to my blogroll :)

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  6. They look great, I saw the recipe in the mag but now i'll have to try it.

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  7. I have a very similar workout plan, lifting heavy with just a couple muscle groups at a time. However, I've started adding in circuits over the last few weeks and find that I am rejuvenated by the change and definitely burning some serious calories. I know I'll go back to lifting heavy, but I want to keep circuits in the routine 1-2 times per week to keep me on my toes.

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  8. I'm so thrilled that you found a job that makes you happy! I'm trying to do the same. It really changes your outlook on life when you wake up happy and excited to get into your work.

    I did see that recipe and it comes from Monica at Run Eat Repeat - http://runeatrepeat.com/
    She always has tons of goodies going on over there! ;)

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  9. what pace do you run your miles at?

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  10. tried this yesterday morning and I am now addicted..thanks for the recipe!

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  11. These look divine! Saw them in oxygen as well, can't wait to try!

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  12. Wow I made these today and they were delicious! Such a Sunday treat! Just want to let you know I enjoy reading all your posts! I finished live fit a few ago and decided to join James Wilson's bandwagon at the same time you started and I am loving his program so far! One ? for you - how often do you eat a free meal if at all? There are so many good dessert/snack recipes on your website that I would love to try but I am afraid that I will either eat them ALL or it will make me want the real thing!

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