Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m actually a little surprised that I can function today. Our company had an important presentation in Kingston, Ontario yesterday which meant that this girl was up at 3:30 AM to get ready for the day. That time shouldn’t exist unless for newborn baby purposes.
I feel as though I haven’t fully settled into my groove of being a working Mom because Sam is still only going to Daycare part time. I think the hardest part is the mornings. Trying to get myself organized for work, Sam organized for daycare and the house ready for when we all get home (meat out for supper, dishwasher on…etc). Part of my new routine is that I have my morning coffee and breakfast on the road. The coffee part is easy, the breakfast portion? Hard to pull off something that is quick, healthy, yummy and can be easily eaten in the car.
While perusing Pinterest, I noticed that a lot of people made these yummy looking breakfast sandwiches. The only problem for me? It’s a lot of calories for one meal of the day. So, I tweaked it a bit to suit my nutritional needs!
To make my sandwich I used eggs, english muffins, bacon and medium cheddar cheese.
The first thing I to do is pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease some ramekin’s and then crack the egg. In order to reduce the calories of my sandwich, I separated my eggs and only used the whites! One egg white per sandwich.
As that is cooking I prepped the rest of my ingredients. Cut the English muffins and grated my cheese. I already had leftover bacon in the fridge which made this SO much easier. To make 6 sandwiches, I only needed 3 slices of cooked bacon.
I started the assembly line and placed the cheese on one half of the English muffin.
Another huge calories saver is that I only use half a piece of bacon per sandwich! On a small English muffin that is all I really needed. A lot of the Pinterest reciepes call for Ham. But I prefer bacon!
After about 15 minutes, my egg whites are cooked! I allow them to cool for about 5 minutes to make them easier to handle.
The joys of the ramekin in that the cooked egg now sits perfectly onto my sandwich!
I close my sandwiches and in order to save a little extra coin (you know me, every bit counts!) I put them back into the English muffin bag before putting in the freezer! 6 yummy breakfast sandwiches all ready for my busy mornings!
When I wake up the first the I do is set out my sandwich on the counter and start the coffee machine. I then get ready, do a little computer work if there is time, pack up all of our stuff and then wake up Sam. I nurse Sam and get him dressed and then pack up the car! As I am packing up the car I make a coffee in my travel mug and microwave my sandwich for about 30 seconds. Good to go! I am really enjoying my mornings driving Sam to daycare. I get to listen to my favourite morning radio show (thank you 89.9) sip coffee and eat a hot breakfast!
Oh yes, and that yummy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich? 250 calories. The protein keeps me full all morning until lunch! I don’t feel like I am eating a healthier version and feel as though this breakfast is giving me lots of energy to get through my mornings!