by Marianne Plunkert
Overall rating: 4.0 of 5
Meal Description and Cooking Instructions
Breakfast on Day 11 of my eDiets plan was Cinnamon French Toast and Apple Compote. I was to supply a serving of non-fat dairy, so again, I was eating plain, nonfat yogurt. (I have to figure out a way to be more creative.)
The meal came in a 2-compartment plastic tray, with 1 slice of French toast (made with whole wheat bread) and no more than a teaspoon of almonds in one section and about 1/8 cup of Apple Compote in the other. The heating instructions called for microwaving the meal for 15 to 20 seconds on high.
I initially extended this by only 5 seconds because I didn’t want to chance affecting the texture of the bread. This wasn’t quite enough time to warm the meal sufficiently, but another 5 seconds did the job.
Cinnamon French Toast and Apple Compote
My General Impressions
I distributed the almonds over the two half slices of French toast and arranged the apple compote alongside them. I wasn’t certain if the French toast was designed to be consumed “as is” or if the apple compote should be spooned on top. There were no instructions, so I opted to taste the French toast with only the almonds on top first.
The bread tasted fresh and moist enough and much like other French toast I’ve had. However, the French toast I’ve eaten in the past was always served with some type of syrup, so this entrée seemed to need something extra.
The apple compote proved to be a delightfully delicious topping for the toast. It had a light cinnamon flavor, and the apple slices were tender and just on the crisp side of soft. They added some extra moisture without making the toast the least bit soggy. And the compote wasn’t too sweet, which is an issue I have with most of the syrups that are served with pancakes and French toast—and the reason why I never order these breakfast items.
One-fourth of this entrée’s calories are from fat—35 of the total 140. The meal contains 5 grams of protein and 22 grams of carbohydrates, with 3 grams of fiber and a whopping 10 grams of sugars.
This breakfast item isn’t as nutrient-rich as some of eDiets’ other selections. It contains only 2% of the recommended dose of Vitamin A, no Vitamin C, 8% of the calcium requirement, and 6% of the iron requirement.