Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

I love eggs. They are one of my favorite foods in the world....scrambled, fried, poached, etc. I just love 'em!

But as we all know, eggs have a lot of cholesterol and aren't always the healthiest thing to eat. So many people switch to egg whites, but if I'm going to eat egg whites instead of my beloved cholesterol-laden eggs, they better be spruced up a LOT.

That's how I came up with this delicious little gem of a breakfast sandwich one morning when I was thinking "How can I make these egg whites edible?" And it worked! This is definitely my favorite new breakfast option!

I think I'll call it...a Healthy Egg White & Hummus Sandwich. Very original, no?

I use the kind of egg whites that come already separated and in a handy little carton.
I cook up the equivalent of about 3 egg whites I think...? I don't measure, I just pour until it seems like enough so it varies from day to day. Anyway I cook them up in a skillet with a little salt & pepper.

Then I spread a toasted bagel (I used one of those 140 calorie bagel things in this case) or a piece of whole wheat toast with about 1 Tbsp hummus. As I mentioned in my last post, I am really crushing on the White Bean & Basil hummus from Trader Joe's but any version would work (though I think a flavored hummus would add more of a kick).

Then I throw some baby spinach on the sandwich and call it a day! Sometimes I saute the spinach a little first to get it to wilt down and sometimes I don't.

The calorie content comes out to between 200 and 300 calories depending on how many egg whites and what kind of bread I use. But it keeps me full for HOURS!

This is such a delicious AND nutritious breakfast! I highly recommend that you give it a try!
What is your favorite healthy yet delicious breakfast?


  1. I eat Fiber One cereal every morning, but I am always hungry about 9:30 or 10, so I should probably try to eat something with a little more sustenance. Maybe I'll try your Eggwhite sandwhich!!! :)

  2. Yeah, I find that cereal does NOT keep me full at all. I always have to have some sort of protein in the morning (like peanut butter or eggs) to keep me full.


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