Credit: Arnold Inuyaki http://www.flickr.com/photos/arndog/1452183686/Would you like to know how to make filling healthy breakfast sandwiches that you can eat on the go? The egg, meat, and cheese combo is popular because it's so tasty and filling. With the right substitutions, this can be a healthy breakfast that's just as satisfying and still very tasty. So if you'd like to learn to make a healthier version of those popular breakfast sandwiches, read on!
Things you'll need:
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Whole wheat bread
• Deli turkey
• Skim mozzarella cheese
• Egg white
• Skim milk
Credit: Flavio@Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/37873897@N06/3814726474/Start with egg whites. In a bowl, beat the egg white with a splash of skim milk (if you don't like egg whites, see tips below). Pour a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in the frying pan. For the best olive oil experience, try a gourmet olive oil flavor, like rosemary and pink peppercorn for a tasty variation and you won't miss the butter flavor.
Credit: Apreche, http://www.flickr.com/photos/apreche/3409049959/Remove the egg once it's cooked and add more of the extra virgin olive oil to the frying pan. Place a slice of whole wheat bread in the pan once the oil is hot, then add 3 slices of deli turkey (black pepper turkey has a nice kick to it) and skim mozzarella cheese, and the egg on top. Put the other slice of bread on top. Cook on low heat until the bread is browned. (It won't take more than a couple minutes, so watch it carefully).
Credit: Annie Mole, http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/2862928062/Add more of the extra virgin olive oil to the pan as you flip the sandwich over. Again, it only needs about 2 minutes to brown. Wrap your sandwich in wax paper or a paper towel and you're on your way! Enjoy knowing that your sandwich has more health benefits since you used extra virgin olive oil instead of butter, less fat than if you'd used ham, less cholesterol than if you'd used a whole egg, less fat and calories than if you'd used cheddar cheese, and more fiber and fewer carbs than if you'd used a plain white bagel.
You can ween yourself off whole eggs gradually if you don't like egg whites alone. Simply pierce the yolk after you've separated the egg whites into the bowl. Then slowly let a few drops of the yolk ooze into the egg whites. You can start with a half yolk, and decrease the amount of yolk you use each time.
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