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Try Joy Bauer's low-calorie broccoli tots and French toast

Skip the extra calories and fat with Joy Bauer's 100-calorie broccoli tots and lightened-up French toast with caramelized apples.
/ Source: TODAY

Tater tots and restaurant-style French toast—what’s not to love? Instead of traditional renditions packed with calories, sugar and fat, try my lightened-up versions. These recipes are not only more figure-friendly but are also packed with way more nutrition so you can feel good about feeding your family these classics.

Say goodbye to bags of freezer-burned tater tots. My homemade version is so easy and delish. By replacing the potato with broccoli, I’ve cut back on carbs and calories without sacrificing texture and flavor. This skinny spin will set you back only 100 calories (per 5). Go ahead and serve up this crispy, crunchy side dish. I guarantee the kids will ask for seconds.

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Joy’s Lightened-Up French Toast with Caramelized Apples

Decadent French toast drizzled with maple syrup is the quintessential Sunday brunch. The only problem is the 1,000-calorie price tag (and the fact that it contains about a day’s worth of fat and sugar…yikes!). My just-as-delish version goes for about a quarter of that. Order this worth-waking-up-for breakfast treat in your kitchen this weekend, complete with caramelized apples and whipped cream.

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