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1.    Flat-Belly French Toast

Serves 1 I Calories 297 I Ready in 30 mins

5g plain flour, pinch cinnamon, pinch brown sugar, salt, 20ml semi-skimmed milk, 1 egg, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 2 plums, 10g caster sugar, 30g 0% fat Greek yoghurt

Put the flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat the milk, egg and vanilla in another. Whisk the milk mix into the dry mix until smooth. Chop the plums and simmer in a pan with the sugar till tender. Soak the bread in the batter and fry until golden on each side. Serve with yoghurt and warm compote. Drool.

Flat-Belly French Toast

Flat-Belly French Toast

Toast boast: Flavonoids in the plums and probiotics in calcium help prevent bloating. Yum.

2.    Clear-Skin Mushroom Canape

Serves 1| Calories 480 I Ready in 20 mins

25g butter, 1 clove garlic, chopped. 180g mushrooms, sliced, pinch salt, a little black pepper, 1 egg, 15ml crème fraîche. 8g fresh grated Parmesan

 

Clear-Skin Mushroom Canape

Clear-Skin Mushroom Canape

Heat the oven to 175°C. Melt a little butter in a pan, add the garlic and fry the mushrooms for five minutes. Season and leave to cool. Toast the bread. Mix the egg with the creme fraiche and add the cooled mushrooms. Pile generously on to the toast and sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake for 12 minutes. Tuck in.

Toast boast: Mushrooms might not be super- glamorous, but they're rich in riboflavin, vital for keeping skin and hair glowing. Glow on!

3.    Slimline Eggs Florentine

Serves 1| Calories 452 I Ready in 5 mins

½ red chili, chopped with seeds taken out, knob of butter, 2 eggs, 30ml single cream, black pepper, 50g baby spinach, pinch salt, l0g fresh Parmesan

Slimline Eggs Florentine

Toast the bread lightly. Fry the chili in the butter until tender. Now break the eggs into a bowl, add the cream and pepper to taste. Pour the mix into the chili pan and stir continuously. Add the spinach and salt. Cook until the spinach has wilted and eggs are soft. Grate the Parmesan on top. Serve on toast.

Toast boast: A recent study found egg on toast for breakfast reduced calorie intake for the next 36 hours. Eggs-cellent news.

4.    Fat-Busting Pesto Piece

Serves 1 | Calories 179 | Ready in 3 mins

125g rocket, 2 cloves garlic, 50g pine nuts, 50g fresh grated Parmesan,1 lemon, juiced, pinch salt, ground black pepper, 80m1 olive oil

Fat-Busting Pesto Piece

Fat-Busting Pesto Piece

Get to it. Grill your toast and place all other ingredients, except the oil, into a food processor. Blend until smooth, scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the processor still on slowly add the oil to the mix until it is evenly distributed. Remove from processor and spread on toast. Hey, pesto!

Toast boast: Liverpool University found pine nuts contain two chemicals that help you to feel full, so you'll eat less the rest of the day.

5.    Feel-Happy Honey Banana Toast

Serves 11 Calories 207 I Ready in 5mins

Sprinkling of sunflower seeds, 20g low-fat soft cheese, 5g runny honey, '/2 large banana

Feel-Happy Honey Banana Toast

The trick here is not to eat the topping before it reaches the toast. Preheat the oven to 180°C and pop the sourdough in the toaster. Bake the sunflower seeds for four to five minutes until golden. Mix the cheese with the honey and crushed banana and spread on the toast. Scatter on the seeds.

Toast boast: Sunflower seeds contain linoleic acid, which balances hormone levels, while bananas have potassium and magnesium, which help you relax. You'll sleep like a baby.

6.    Fat-Burning Apple Slice

Serves 1| Calories 148 | Ready in 3mins

30g light cream cheese, ½ apple, quartered, pinch ground cinnamon, 10g agave syrup,

Fat-Burning Apple Slice

Fat-Burning Apple Slice

Ready. Steady. Cook. Lightly toast your slice of sourdough first, then spread the cream cheese on top and place onto a baking tray. Slice the apple quarters and arrange on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the apple and drizzle the agave syrup over the top. Place under a preheated grill and cook till golden.

Toast boast: Cinnamon is a spice with sweet effects. Studies show it will boost metabolism and keep you fuller for longer. Eat up!

7.    Detox Steak Sarnie

Serves 1 I Calories 357 I Ready in 5 mins

Black pepper, salt, 100g steak, olive oil,1 clove garlic, crushed, 80g tinned artichokes, 20g fresh grated Parmesan, 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Detox Steak Sarnie

Heat a grill pan. Season the steaks. Grill for three minutes a side and rest. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and garlic and then griddle both sides. Chop the artichokes and combine with the Parmesan and half the parsley. Spread the artichoke mix on the toast. Slice the steaks and put on top with the remaining parsley.

Toast boast: "Artichoke leaf improves the liver's eliminative function," says Amelia Hirota, herbalist clinician at the Center of Balance. Detox away.

8.    Skinny Salted Choc Bread

Serves 1| Calories 183 | Ready in 15 mins

100g skinned whole hazelnuts, 250g quality milk chocolate, 1 tbsp demerara sugar, small pinch Maldon sea salt, 1 tbsp grape seed oil

Skinny Salted Choc Bread

Skinny Salted Choc Bread

Prepare for your kitchen to smell better than Nigella's larder. Roast hazelnuts for 10 minutes. Whizz them into a paste in a processor with the chocolate, sugar and salt. Slowly drizzle in the grape seed oil. Grill your toast and put the mix in the fridge to firm up before spreading. Or grab a spoon and tuck in. We know what we'd do.

Toast boast: People who eat monounsaturated fats, like those in hazelnuts, lose weight without cutting calories, found the Mayo Clinic in the US.

9.    Slim-Down Chili Slice

Serves 1| Calories 234 | Ready in 60 mins

4 cloves garlic, 4 red chilies, 12g fresh ginger, 30ml fish sauce, 500g tomatoes, 300g caster sugar, 100ml red wine vinegar, 1 slice Swiss cheese

Slim-Down Chili Slice

Finely blend the garlic, chilies, ginger and fish sauce in a processor. Add the tomatoes and pulse. Pour the mix into a pan and add the sugar and vinegar and boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a jar and allow to cool before serving on toast, topped with cheese. Naturally.

Toast boast: A study at Lund University in Sweden says that vinegar helps slow the rate at which your stomach empties. We say: bonus.

10.  Tone-Up Wasabi Toast

Serves 1| Calories 284 | Ready in 5 mins

Olive oil, 1 tsp wasabi paste, juice of ½ lime,½ tsp honey, ½ large avocado, salt, black pepper, 120g cooked prawns, ½ head of chicory, sprig parsley

Tone-Up Wasabi Toast

Tone-Up Wasabi Toast

Toast the bread. Whisk the olive oil, wasabi, lime juice and honey to make a dressing. Peel the avocado, crush in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Put the prawns in a bowl and mix with the dressing and shredded chicory. Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the prawns. Garnish with parsley. Dig in.

Toast boast: Eat this before a workout. Prawns are packed with protein and omega-3, which help you build lean muscle. Bring it on.

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