The Hollywood trainer provides a twist on the comfort food favorite

By People Staff
Updated February 02, 2013 08:00 AM
Credit: Johnny Miller; Inset: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Harley Pasternak, one of Hollywood’s top trainers (and a blogger – check out his entries here, and every Wednesday) shares a healthy twist on a breakfast favorite.

And now you can make it at home!

French Toast with Ricotta

Makes four servings
• 1 ½ cups egg whites
• 1 ½ cups skim milk
• 2 tsp. granulated sugar substitute
• ½ tsp. salt
• 8 slices whole-grain bread
• Ground cinnamon
• ½ cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese

1. Whisk together egg whites, milk, sugar substitute and salt. Pour into a shallow dish.

2. Dip two bread slices in egg white mixture, coating well. Remove bread from egg mixture; drain excess liquid.

3. Cook bread in a lightly greased large nonstick skillet over medium heat, about two minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat with remaining bread and egg mixture.

4. Sprinkle toast with cinnamon; top each serving with 2 tbsp. ricotta cheese. Serve immediately.