So I’ve been on this alli diet plan for a little over a month and one of the things I’ve been most pleased with is all the wonderful baked goods I get to eat. There are muffins (wait until we get to the muffins!) and breads and all sorts of breakfast treats that I would have thought would be totally outlawed on any diet. But here’s the great part, I’m learning how to take out so much of the fat from the recipes that they become guilt free. And we all know guilt free is essential to feeling good about our food.
This bread is easy to make and easy to eat! I’ve developed a strategy of pre-slicing the bread into single servings and then freezing it. I pull one slice out of the freezer in the morning when I get up with my kids and by the time I’m back from dropping them off at school it is ready for the toaster oven. I give it a quick toast and then spread on a tablespoon of Polaner All Fruit orange marmalade. Add to it 1/2 cup of fat-free plain Greek yogurt and a cup of tea and it’s so good you will seriously forget you are on a diet. Of course, I don’t know that you’re on one, but I am!
I’m shooting for breakfast to fall in the 350-400 calorie range with anywhere from 2-10 grams of fat. This bread, marmalade, and yogurt hits the mark at 349 calories and 7.4 grams of fat. Of course, that’s with a mammoth sized slice of this bread; I cut the loaf into 8 slices and they are huge and hugely filling. You could cut it down by a lot if you’re shooting for lower numbers on breakfast by cutting the loaf into 12 slices instead which would cost only 162 calories (267 if you include the jam and yogurt) and 5 grams of fat per serving. Best of all, it tastes great!