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Healthy twists make this favourite food better for your heart

October is National Cholesterol Month, and to mark the occasion Flora ProActiv has created new recipes to help maintain a healthy cholesterol level, without losing out on taste.

Many suffer from raised cholesterol, but it can easily go undetected, and without symptoms. These recipes, which put a healthy twist on our favourite foods, make cholesterol management easy.

Autumnal French toast

Ingredients:

1 medium cooking apple (about 100g after preparing)

10g Flora 100% Natural Ingredients

1tbsp dark brown sugar

¼tsp cinnamon

1 large egg, beaten

60ml semi-skimmed milk

¼tsp vanilla extract

2 thick slices of bread

1tsp vegetable oil

20g Flora ProActiv Light

Method

1. Firstly, peel the apple and cut into cubes.

2. Melt the Flora 100% Natural Ingredients in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the sugar and mix to dissolve it into the Flora. Add the apple to the pan and sprinkle over the cinnamon. Cook for about five minutes until the fruit starts to colour, stirring regularly.

3. Meanwhile prepare the mixture for the French toast. In a wide shallow bowl, mix the beaten egg, milk and vanilla extract.

4. Once the apple is ready, remove from the heat into a bowl.

5. Add the oil into the pan over a medium heat (no need to wash it first, all those lovely flavours will soak into the French toast!).

6. Place one slice of bread into the egg mixture for a few seconds and then turn it over to coat the other side. If the bread is fresh, it won’t need much dunking at all (just a few seconds), whereas older bread will take a bit longer.

7. Quickly transfer the coated bread into the frying pan. Repeat with the second slice.

8. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until the bread starts to brown.

9. Transfer to a plate and spread Flora ProActiv on top of the toast, then add the cooked fruit.

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