Everyone has certain guidelines to follow for special nutritional programs, but cutting out all of your favorites isn't always necessary. Food alternatives are available that make foods like French toast hearty and healthy.
French Toast is versatile
It is very easy to make, and takes no time to cook. With all of the great food substitutions I can cook traditional French toast, or I can cook a version suitable for my in-season bodybuilding diet.
You don't have to use dairy
Substitutions can be made with a multitude of products such as almond, soy and rice milk, as well as hemp and coconut drinks. Some of these also come in unsweetened versions. I use fat free, liquid non-dairy creamer when I'm in a pinch, also.
The NSCA recommends different protein amounts for different levels of exercise. The conversion table is as follows:
Activity Level Conversion Factor
Sedentary individuals/ Sporadic exercisers 0.4 grams per kg body weight
Active exercisers 0.5 – 0.6 grams per kg body weight
Very active exercisers 0.7 – 0.8 grams per kg body weight
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Easy to spice up
Walden Farms creates a full line of sugar free, tasty toppings to add to any French toast. It's also great sans syrup, but lightly dusted with confectioners’ sugar or with your favorite brand of sweetener; i.e. Truvia, Splenda and etc.
In the era of low carbohydrate diets, and the increase of whole grain foods, recipes are available in varieties from breadless French toast to recipes with pork rinds.