I have a huge love-hate relationship with breakfast sandwiches. I love their buttery goodness with the salty bacon and gooey cheese. I hate their calorie content. With my eating disorder, if I ever bought one and ate it that would be all that I ate. That’s how terrifyingly high in calories it would be for me. However, now in an effort to promote good self-image and diet I decided to start making my own ahead of time so that I would have them available for the next morning and not feel guilty about its nutrition. I know what’s in them and I can control what goes in one.
ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAKFAST SANDWICH (VEGETARIAN)
- 1 baby portabella mushroom, chopped
- 1 small tomato, diced
- ¼ cup spinach leaves
- 5 Thomas lite english muffins
- 1 cup 100% egg whites
- 5 Morningstar bacon/sausage
- 5 slices of cheese (your choice)
- Pam spray
- Wax paper
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place bacon/sausage on baking sheet
- Mix egg whites, mushroom, spinach, and tomato together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired.
- Prep a muffin tin with Pam spray and pour egg mix into 5 of the slots. Ensure that the mix is evenly distributed among the slots.
- Place both muffin tin and baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Watch the bacon & egg to make sure you don’t burn the bacon and that the egg cooks thoroughly. Adjust time depending on how the items are doing in the oven.
- Remove the items once thoroughly cooked. Cut 5 sheets of wax paper and prepare labels.
- Toast english muffins. Assemble the sandwich. I placed the cheese first, followed by the bacon/sausage, and egg. Press the sandwich down to flatten slightly.
- Wrap the sandwich with the wax paper and tape it closed. Flip the wrapped sandwich over and tape the label onto it. Repeat this process for each sandwich.
- Place sandwiches in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat them, just microwave it for 3-5 minutes.
I made enough for 5 days. I made an extra one with regular sausage just in case my husband would like one in the morning.
I was very pleased with the results. Granted, I haven’t had one yet but I will tomorrow morning. They smelled amazing, though. I’d like to thank Taralynn of Undressed Skeleton for the recipe idea. It’ll definitely satisfy my sandwich craving!
Calorie Content: 236 (veggie bacon); 285 (veggie sausage); 307 (sausage)