McDonald's Egg McMuffins are high in fat and have about 300 calories. When eating on the run, it's not a bad choice, but why settle? It is so easy to make one of these at home and save money. The homemade version is low in fat, 200 calories, and ready in a couple of minutes. If you love Egg McMuffins, follow the steps below to make your own at home.

Things You Will Need

1 Western Bagel Alternative Plain English Muffin

1 Raw Egg

1/2 Slice Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone Cheese

Ramekin

Small container for shallow bath

Step 1

toast Toast the Muffin. Separate the English muffin and heat in a toaster.

Step 2

ramekin Prepare Ramekins. Spray a ramekin with cooking spray. Crack and pour one egg into the sprayed ramekin.

Step 3

water bath Make Water Bath. Place the ramekin in a shallow water bath. You can use any small container—a glass baking dish, a Tupperware-like product, or any dish big enough for the ramekin. The water of the bath should come just below the halfway mark on the ramekin.

Step 4

cover and cook Microwave Egg. Place a cover over the dish and heat in the microwave for . Microwave ovens vary so watch carefully. If you hear a pop, it's probably done. The consistency should be firm to the touch.

Step 5

reduced fat cheese Add Cheese. Fold half a slice of cheese into tiny strips and place on top of the cooked egg in the ramekin. Heat again for 20 seconds. The cheese should be just beginning to melt.

Step 6

make sandwich Assemble Sandwich. Place the cooked egg on the bottom toasted muffin, add a slice of Canadian bacon, and top it off with the remaining muffin half. How Healthy is this Egg McMuffin? Your healthy Egg McMuffin is 100 calories less, half the fat, almost half the carbohydrates, and much lower in sugar. Congratulations, you saved money and get to enjoy a healthy breakfast for about 200 calories.

Nutritional Information: 205 calories, 7 g of fat (2.5 g saturated), 196 mg cholesterol, 18 g protein, 526 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 1 gram sugar, 198 mg calcium.

Tips & Warnings

If you are worried about cholesterol, use only the egg white. The final product is just as fluffy with great nutritional stats: 142 calories, 2.8 g of fat (1 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 11 g protein, 314 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 157 mg calcium.