Yep still fighting that battle and let me be the first to tell you that I came home in a rage today. The rage was brought on by all that red taking over my life. No, I don’t want to talk about it here because
certain people may read it this just isn’t the appropriate forum. Anywho, I figured out a couple of weeks ago that I most definitely have been struggling with emotional eating. I get angry, sad, or stressed and next thing I know I’m downing a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or a chocolate bar (or two). Today was no different only I decided to go with something slightly more wholesome. I missed breakfast last night (still working nightshift) and I kept thinking that all I want is a big plate of french toast. So I came home to have just that.
When I arrived in Korea, it took a lot of homework and examining the aisles of the base grocery store to find some comparable eats to home. One of the hardest things to find though was a decent loaf of bread that didn’t have over 10 ingredients on the list. I had to think outside the loaf on this one and found these:
These are tasty and while they do have a more extensive ingredient list than I’d like, these are still real food. Almost every ingredient is organic and there are no artificial sweeteners.
Ok, let’s make some french toast:
Fill paper bowl with
- 2 eggs
- splash of milk/milk alternative
- as much cinnamon as you like
- dash of vanilla extract
Mix it all up and grab your first bun. I actually used two bun bottoms because they were just easier. I then poked the smooth side with my fork all over to help with egg soakage. Meanwhile, have your pan GENTLY heating. I set it to med-low. There is going to be a lot of egg in that bun and you don’t want it to burn before cooking through. Submerge the bun in your bowl and feel free to press on it to maximize the soak. Then lift it out and shake the excess off and put it in the pan. Repeat for other bun.
After putting both buns in the pan, feel free to poke some more holes in the top and pour a little more egg mixture on top. I like mine super eggy I then covered it in more cinnamon. It just makes it better wouldn’t you agree? After the egg has set on top and the bottoms look golden, flip them.
Add more cinnamon if you like
When they were done I flipped them onto a paper plate along with some plain yogurt topped with roasted almonds, craisins, and a drizzle of honey.
This was definitely a breakfast fit for a chica in a rage. Just preparing the meal and taking the time to plate it eased my stress a bit. In fact, I feel much calmer and I’m not guilty at all about what I just shoveled in my face either. Time to get back to work and maybe I’ll actually be allowed to do some homework too. I’ll get to that birthday recap soon. Today I felt French Toast took precedence. Do you struggle with emotional eating? What’s your “stress food” of choice?
Hope YOU ALL had a great day!