Breakfast is probably my favorite meal. Love love love it. (I just sang that in my head and danced a little, just so you know. Moving on.) Personally, I think that breakfast has infinitely more options than lunch and dinner. Breakfast time is the only time of day appropriate for a meal that can be sweet, savory or a combination of the two. I’m fond of combining them, but that’s besides the point!
So, Jen, what is your point?
Ha! I thought you’d never ask!
Today, I will discuss eggs. That’s right. Eggs.
I adore eggs. They are insanely versatile and nutritious to boot. One extra large egg is about 80 calories and has a whopping 7 grams of protein. Eggs had a bad rep for a while because they also contain quite a bit of saturated fat and cholesterol. Sometimes I know some folks will just eat egg whites, to avoid all of the fat and cholesterol found in the yolk. Though understandable if you’re eating, say, a dozen eggs a week, it’s really quite safe to consume egg yolks occassionaly without concern for weight gain. The yolk is where all of the vitamins are! And who doesn’t love breaking open the golden center of the egg with a piece of toast and watching the bright yellow yolk river run all over your plate?
Being a Jersey girl…a NORTH Jersey girl, I love eggs with taylor ham and cheese on a hard roll…or an everything bagel. Absolutley Delicious. (Oh gosh now I want one. Sigh.) But I know it’s not really practical OR healthy to have a sandwich like this all the time. When I’m home an I want an egg sandwich, this is what I make!
Eggs Florentine Sandwich
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1 multigrain/whole wheat english muffin
- 1 slice swiss cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 handful baby spinach, washed and dried
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Begin by heating a small skillet over medium heat. Cook your eggs to your liking. I like mine over easy.
When your eggs are almost cooked all the way, place the slice of cheese on top. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Cover until the cheese is melted.
Toast your english muffin if you wish, and top with the egg and melted cheese.
Top with fresh baby spinach and serve with fruit!