French toast has its humble beginnings in 4th century Rome, even before the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century) in Medieval Europe. The Romans took their day-old bread, soaked it in an egg and milk mixture and fried it. They called it pain perdu ‘lost bread,’ and it is even mentioned in the ancient recipe book, Apicius. Today the dish is known by many names including Eggy bread, Gypsy toast, and Spanish toast. Two slices of French toast, made with everyday white sandwich bread dunked in an egg-milk- cinnamon mixture and fried, racks up about 300 calories and 32 carbs without syrup or powdered sugar. That tally goes up with fancier breads like brioche and sugary toppings like jam, whipped cream or syrup. But the dish can be made with far fewer carbs and calories and it makes a tasty, filling, no-guilt breakfast.