A lighter healthier breakfast egg sandwich. Easy and satisfying.
I feel satisfied much longer when I begin the day with protein, especially eggs. There are lots of studies to back this up. Eating lean protein is a wonderful way to slim down and lose weight. A study in Saint Louis found that eating eggs for breakfast could decrease your calorie intake for the remainder of the day.
Remember when eggs were considered unhealthy because of their high cholesterol count and we were told it was better to eat a bagel or pancakes? Well, those days are long gone because it’s not true. I’m living proof. Back in the late 198s and 1990s I often chose bagels and toast and cereal for breakfast and avoided eggs like the plague. I also had a real hard time with my weight. All those refined carbs and starches left my hungry, fat, cranky and constantly reaching for more food.
It turns out that eggs are low in calories and fat and rich in B vitamins, vitamins E and A, and choline. And their high cholesterol count isn’t as big a problem as once believed. Doctors now know that dietary cholesterol doesn’t influence your blood cholesterol nearly as much as saturated and trans fats do. Since an egg has just 5 grams of fat, one whole egg a day can fit easily into a healthy low-fat diet.
This egg sandwich is one of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts. To make it vegetarian, skip the bacon and add a slice of low fat cheese instead. Or for another point add the slice of cheese.
OpenFace Breakfast Egg Sandwich Recipe – 6 Points+
1 egg, cooked how you like it
2 slices Canadian bacon, warmed in the microwave or a pan
1 slice whole grain bread, toasted
Top your slice of toast with Canadian bacon and egg.
More Healthy Breakfast Egg Sandwich Ideas
- 2 scrambled eggs atop a piece of toast - 6 Points+
- A poached egg atop a piece of bread with drizzle of olive oil and sauteed tomatoes – 5 Points+
- Open faced egg salad (1 smashed hardboiled egg mixed with 1 teaspoon light mayo) sandwich with 1 slice bacon – 6 Points+
- 2 scrambled eggs, salsa, and a light sprinkle or reduced fat cheese rolled in a wholegrain tortilla – 7 Points+