French Toastilla with Peanut Butter and Banana

 

It’s been a minute since I blogged here!  Being a working mom means being busy and having limited time and energy pretty much.. always!  I’ve been trying to find ways to jazz up my mealtime, but still eat fresh, healthy foods cooked at home instead of pure convenience foods. I LOVE how this little experiment turned out, so I had to share!  I was craving french toast, but didnt want something that heavy or sugary. I was trying to work with ingredients we had in the house, and I wanted it to have enough protein to balance out the carbs. I actually thought of the idea of french-toasting the tortilla because I wanted the tiny bit of extra protein that tossing it in egg added. 

This meal was a big hit with the whole family! I would love to see pictures if you decide to give it a try! 🙂 

French Toastilla With Peanut Butter and Banana
Serves 1
Delicious take on french-toast, lower sugar and lower carb than the traditional option.
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
582 calories
67 g
186 g
26 g
21 g
5 g
255 g
573 g
14 g
0 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
255g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582
Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 5g
27%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 186mg
62%
Sodium 573mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates 67g
22%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 14g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
8%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 whole wheat tortilla
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tspn vanilla
  4. 1/8 cup peanut butter
  5. 1/2 medium banana
  6. 1/4 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Whisk egg in a bowl and add vanilla. Dip tortilla in the egg mixture, let extra liquid drip off. Place tortilla in a heated nonstick pan (optionally, can use nonstick spray or butter to prevent tortilla from sticking). Let tortilla cook about 30 seconds per side.
  2. Remove tortilla from pan and top with peanut butter, bananas, and blueberries.
Notes
  1. This fast and simple breakfast can be jazzed up with any toppings you prefer! Add chocolate chips or chocolate syrup for a sweeter treat. Stick with just peanut butter and bananas for a more traditional taste!
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calories
582
fat
26g
protein
21g
carbs
67g
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Chunky Monkey Protein “Milk Shake”

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As I’ve mentioned, Saturday morning is my favorite morning to experiment with breakfast! With gestational diabetes, most of my favorite breakfasts are a no-go, and I’ve been trying to get more protein into all of my meals lately. When my husband suggested we try to blend cottage cheese, I was extremely skeptical. But I’ve got to tell you, this “milkshake” we made is DELICIOUS! I have to admit, we have a really nice blender so it blender smooth and creamy. Yum! And it worked for my morning blood sugar read. Win-win! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Chunky Monkey Protein "Milk Shake"
Serves 2
A protein-packed treat made with cottage cheese instead of ice cream!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
361 calories
32 g
17 g
18 g
21 g
6 g
501 g
491 g
21 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
501g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
27%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 17mg
6%
Sodium 491mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 21g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
20%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium banana
  2. 1 cup cottage cheese
  3. 2 tablespoons dark chocolate syrup
  4. 1/2 cup 2% milk
  5. 1/8 cup peanut butter
  6. 2 cups ice
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! You can sub lower fat cottage cheese or milk, if desired. You could also use almond milk or other nut butters instead of peanut butter.
  2. This recipe yields roughly 4 cups of milk shake, which serves (atleast) 2!
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calories
361
fat
18g
protein
21g
carbs
32g
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