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Nature Pride Review with French Toast

by Meghann on September 30, 2009

I am happy to say it was officially in the mid-sixties when I went on my run this morning!

According to the weatherman, our low hasn’t been anywhere near the sixties since May! Woo hoo for cooler weather! Who knows how long it will last. so I plan to take advantage of it when I can. 🙂

Wednesday are my ‘easy’ days. 3 miles and 5×100 strides. All of which took me roughly 30 minutes.

This means I actually had time to prepare a special breakfast. 😉


Thanks to FoodBuzz’s Tastemakers Program I received two lovely loaves of Nature’s Pride Bread.


Both loaves were made with high quality all natural ingredients. I am happy to report no funny words permitted on these ingredient labels. 😉

I hate to say it, but I’m not the biggest fan of making sandwiches out of pre-packaged bread loaves like these – I prefer wraps, pitas or arnold’s thins.  BUT I am a big fan of making French Toast with it!

I pulled out two slices of the 12- Grain Bread and stashed the other loaf in the freezer.


Next up, the toast bath.


I combined Egg Whites, Milk, Flax Seed, Chia Seeds and Cinnamon.


I was hoping the seeds would add some good nutritional stats to my french toast while giving it a nice crunchy exterior.


When the toast was finished, a heated up mixture of fresh blackberries and raspberries made the perfect topping with a dollop of plain oikos.




The bread was nice and hearty making it the perfect french toast component.


Thank you to Caitlin, Andree, Megan, Danielle, Ada, Jamie, Katherine, & Julie for their wonderful donations as I  Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!

As of right now we have raised a total of $200!! Thanks alot ladies!!!!! Only $50 away from my goal. 🙂

1 Meg C. September 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

your french toast creation is lovely!

don’t let it get too cold down in FL… I’m visiting Sarasota in a few weeks and wanna go to the beach!

2 Paige@ Running Around Normal September 30, 2009 at 9:22 am

Awesome news on the weather! Your french toast looks wonderful. Great idea incorporating chia seeds!

3 Jenna September 30, 2009 at 9:24 am

great lookin french toast!

4 modernation September 30, 2009 at 9:49 am

Wow – that breakfast looks amazing. I add chia seeds and flax seeds to my pancake mix and the crunch works really good in there too!

5 Jessica September 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

The french toast looks great! You are so close to your goal…woohoo! 🙂

6 Kristine September 30, 2009 at 10:12 am

I’m the same way about not liking regular bread on for my sandwiches and preferring wraps or pitas! People always give me a hard time about it, so i’m glad i’m no the only one!

7 courtlove111 September 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

Thanks for the idea to add flax. I was going to make some french toast for the hubby this weekend as a treat and that is a great idea to sneak some extra nutrition to him!

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8 healthydiana September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

That french toast looks really good. 🙂
And yay for cooler weather! 🙂

9 greensandjeans September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

Can you tell the weather man that when it’s no longer hot in Florida it should also no longer be hot in Arizona? Thank you. (Also, your french toast looks delish!)

10 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am

looks like great french toast! I should try that as well.

11 jessica September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

Wanna trade?? temp as of 10am here… 6C/43F.. BRR!! Yet people out there are still wearing shorts/capris/skirts.

12 Evan Thomas September 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

That bread sounds great, I’ll have to grab a loaf next time I’m out of some

13 Danielle September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am

Oh I just got that bread as well, didn’t think of making french toast with it, what a wonderful idea!

14 brandi September 30, 2009 at 10:39 am

I’m excited about the cooler weather for running, too! 60s – 70s are just perfect here.

great idea using the chia seeds!

15 Nicole September 30, 2009 at 10:52 am

I knew I should have made french toast this morning- It looks so good!

16 Leah September 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

Great minds think alike! I made french toast w/ Nature’s Pride this morning too!

17 Sarah September 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

that looks delicious. i love french toast. yum.

18 Melissa September 30, 2009 at 11:13 am

Mmm, French toast! I made the same thing last weekend, minus the flax seed.

Luckily I just picked some up at Trader Joe’s last night. Now I can give your recipe a try!

19 Leianna September 30, 2009 at 11:19 am

Love french toast with berries. 60’s in the am sounds better than our 40’s this am!

20 Matt September 30, 2009 at 11:19 am

Thanks for the review! I have seen that bread in the store and have always wanted to try it!

It was actually 49 here on my run this morning. I was kind of cold… Haha.

21 Mellissa September 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

French toast looks so good! It was 44 here this morning, love that about Fall, and it will be a high of 65. Talk about a perfect day!

22 natalie September 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

Yum. Great review! glad to learn about new things!!

23 mags September 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm

what are the nutritional stats on the bread? did you have one piece or two?

24 Sara September 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

That french toast looks delish! Great review on the bread. I’ll have to try it out.

25 Lauren September 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm

I’ve never made French Toast that way, but it looks healthy and delicious. I’ll have to try that out soon!

26 Elina September 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I really loved this bread, and thought it would be perfect for french toast. Can’t wait to make some on Sunday! 🙂
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27 DiningAndDishing September 30, 2009 at 1:07 pm

That french toast looks soooo pretty!! Pretty breakfasts are the best (and yummiest) way to start the day :O)

– Beth @

28 Derek September 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm

those raspberries and blackberries look familiar!

29 runningwriting September 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Hey Meghann
This may be a dumb question but can Making Strides accept international donations? The address section didn’t allow for country so I wasn’t sure. Any other foreigners donated successfully? 🙂 Well done for doing the walk for such a worthy cause!

30 Lizzy September 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

french toast for breakfast looks awesome! Oikos yogurt goes with everything! love it!

31 chasingthenow September 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Your french toast looks much healthier than what I made a few weeks ago! 🙂

32 christina October 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I pretty much refuse to believe that there’s a single person who hates french toast!

The cool weather is a definitely a bonus to running, though I have to keep telling myself that I will eventually warm up.

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