If there is one food group that everyone should include in their diet, it should definitely be the healthy breakfast sandwich. It’s so convenient to have on hand at all times even when you can’t find the time to eat a proper healthy breakfast in the mornings. Also, this sandwich is a great combination of protein +good fat+vegetables to help you keep fuller longer and provide you with more energy throughout the day. It’s no surprise that it has become such a popular food item. Here are some ways in which you can make this sandwich to fit into your healthy eating plan.
Ingredients For Sandwich
One easy way to make a healthy breakfast sandwich that is both delicious and nutritious is to choose the ingredients based on which type of sandwich you are making. For instance, if you are making a ham sandwich, you can cut up sliced ham and place mayonnaise, chopped prosciutto, and Romaine lettuce on a half inch loaf of bread. Then, use a spinach dip to make the filling. Then, add an egg, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and any other ingredients that you enjoy.
Another quick and easy way to make a healthy breakfast sandwich that fits into your diet is to take a frozen mix of bread and fillings and freeze it. Put the frozen bread mix into your slow cooker and let it heat up on the stovetop. When the sandwich comes out, shred any of the cooked bread with a shredder and serve on whole-grain toast. This recipe can be frozen for several weeks long and you can keep the leftovers for up to a week. Just reheat a portion whenever you need it.
Consider Making A Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Without Vegetables
If you’re not a big fan of vegetables, consider making a healthy breakfast sandwich without any vegetables at all. You can easily make a hearty vegetarian meal prep just by substituting chickpeas for veggies in your favorite recipe. Chickpeas are available at most health food stores and they are delicious. They can be served warm or chilled. Serve them with a baked potato, some greens, and some cranberry sauce on the side. You can freeze the chickpeas before serving and reheat the other side when you’re ready to serve the meal.
Healthy Breakfast Sandwich On A Week Long Vacation
There are many other ways you can make a healthy breakfast sandwich on a week long vacation. First, find a sandwich theme and try to duplicate the same foods as you would on a daily basis. For instance, if you eat a turkey sandwich every day, try a chicken salad the next day and so on. You could also go with an egg substitute like omelets instead of eggs and lots of vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, and cucumbers.
A healthy breakfast sandwich should have the following ingredients: a turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato on the bottom; two types of low-fat milk (low fat yogurt is preferable); one type of peanut butter and one cup of skim milk or non-fat milk. Some sandwiches include mayonnaise, eggs, or a variety of cheeses. Peanut butter and skim milk are the preferred ingredients because they provide the necessary calories to maintain your body’s normal functions. Low-fat yogurt is a great alternative to non-fat yogurt and provides the same calcium and protein sources found in regular yogurt. Add sliced fresh cucumbers and you have a healthy snack.
A healthy breakfast can be prepared in five different ways. If you want a sandwich with ham and Swiss cheese, place softened cream cheese on one half of a slice of whole-wheat or bagel bread. Place the ham and Swiss cheese on top of the cream cheese, add some lettuce and tomatoes, and any other ingredients you like. Bring the sandwich to a warm, comfortable temperature and reheat the sandwich. Reheat the sandwich on a hot griddle until the cheese is melted and the bread is crisp.