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A Valentine Breakfast

Updated on February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Traditions

When you think of Valentine's Day, what do you think of? The common answer would be, hearts, anything chocolate, Valentine cards, sweethearts, candy, etc. You get the picture! But, does Valentine's Day only have to be about those things, although they are nice, I think it should also be about doing little things to keep the ones you love healthy.

I won't see my granddaughter right on Valentine's Day, so I treated her to her favorite breakfast this morning. Because I love her so much, I try to feed her foods that are on the healthy side. You will notice there is no candy in this picture, no chocolate. That's not to say she doesn't eat those foods, but not in the breakfasts I give her. I keep them healthy but also with the foods she loves. You will see the word "sugar" here and there, but it is used to the minimum.

Her favorite breakfast is French Toast Sticks. I will tell you how I made them below. Also, she doesn't like syrup so just a little sprinkling of powdered sugar, and I do mean a little. Also I got her used to drinking skim milk and a little 4 oz. container of applesauce. There you have it, all four food groups; bread, egg for protein, milk and fruit. You can see by the smile on her face that she is happy.

So, Happy Valentine's Day to my little granddaughter, Olivia and hope the rest of you enjoy a happy and somewhat healthy Valentine's Day also. Remember if you truly love someone you will do all you can to please them and also keep them healthy.

PS,, A little bit of chocolate won't hurt, just don't make it your main focus.

Olivia Eating Her Valentine's Breakfast

Olivia's ready to eat her breakfast.
Olivia's ready to eat her breakfast. | Source

How I Make My French Toast

Probably French Toast is something every one knows how to make, so I dispensed with the typical formal recipe formation. Everyone also does a little something different, so this is how I make mine.

Along with the eggs, I add about 2 tablespoons of 2% milk (skim milk here makes it too watery), a dash of salt, a little vanilla extract, and a couple of sprinkles of cinnamon sugar. Beat it all together with a fork, at the same time heating your pan, on medium heat, with your favorite non-stick spray or a little butter. When the pan is hot, dip the bread slices in the egg mixture and then put them in the pan and pour the left over egg on top.

Cook until browned on one side then flip and continue to cook until browned on the other side. Turn off the burner and let sit for about a minute to ensure the inside is cooked also.

My granddaughter likes the crust cut off so when I stack them together on the dish, I cut off the crust and then cut them into sticks. A little sprinkling of confectioner's sugar is added, but if you or your little ones like syrup, you can use that. Enjoy!

Photos of My Version of French Toast Sticks

French Toast sticks ready to eat.
French Toast sticks ready to eat. | Source
Egg mixture.
Egg mixture. | Source
Soaking the bread in the egg mixture.
Soaking the bread in the egg mixture. | Source
In the pan.
In the pan. | Source

What is your favorite part of Valentine's Day?

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Heart Shaped French Toast

Another cute idea would be to use heart shaped cookie cutters on your French Toast to make them a little more special for the holiday.

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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      20 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi aesta1, Thanks for the visit. French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts too. Hope you have a great day.

      Blessings to you.

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      Mary Norton 

      20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love French toast. It is always a special treat.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      AWW,, thank you poetryman, you're very sweet.

      Blessings to you.

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      poetryman6969 

      2 years ago

      You always make lovely looking food.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornelia, My granddaughter practically does eat this every day. lol She loves it. Thanks for the visit and comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 

      2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Really yummy and your granddaughter is so sweet :) I would eat this breakfast everyday not only for Valentine :)

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      I Alicia, Thank you for visiting. That is Olivia's favorite breakfast. It really takes not time at all to make.

      Blessings to you and Happy Valentine's Day

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Jackie, I'm sure you would have thought of it eventually. lol I appreciate your visit.

      Blessings to you and a Happy Valentine's Day also.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Barbara, Thanks for the lovely comment and visit. I really appreciate it.

      Blessings to you and Happy Valentine's Day.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love French toast but haven't eaten it for a long time. Thanks for sharing the ideas, Rachel. Olivia does look happy!

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Looks delish! Good idea pouring the egg on top. I hate having that left over cause what can you do with it? One of those "why didn't I think of that" moments! lol

      Happy Valentines Day, Rachel!

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      Barbara DeNoble 

      2 years ago

      Rachel is the best cook I know.......so willing to try new things.....she is a 5 star Grandmother !! Wanting the best for Olivia ! Looks delicious ! I love the powdered sugar idea

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Awww, Thanks, Marinda. You know I love my children and grandchildren and I love to feed you all! Thanks for commenting.

      Love you too!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Angela, Thanks for the visit and very nice comment. I really appreciate it.

      Have a nice Valentine's Day too.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Angela, Thanks for the visit and very nice comment. I really appreciate it.

      Have a nice Valentine's Day too.

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      AngelaJJ 

      2 years ago

      Yes...Valentine's day should also be about doing little things to keep the ones you love healthy....

      What a great breakfast idea.... tasty as well as highly nutritious.

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      Marinda S 

      2 years ago

      Very nice.. looks delicious ! She looks very happy too ! We are blessed to have a Mother and Grandmother like you !

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