Chances are, your life is busy, and you struggle day to day to eat healthy. There is a fine line between convenience in your busy life and doing what’s best for your body. More often than we would like, convenience wins out, because we are tired or we don’t have the time it takes to properly nourish our bodies. Eating healthy also takes a little preparation, and sometimes that’s the farthest thing from our minds as we rush to the day’s next activity. Preparation doesn’t have to take up as much time as you may think it does. This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make a week’s worth of good-for-you breakfast sandwiches. It saves you a little money too, because you’re not paying for the “convenience” of buying them pre-made from the frozen section of the grocery store.
I am very excited about the recipe we have for you today! I have been wanting to create a homemade frozen breakfast sandwich for a long time. I love frozen breakfast sandwiches, because they are very convenient, especially if you have a microwave at work. You can heat them up and then eat them on the go if need be. They are packed with protein, which keeps you feeling full longer. What I don’t like about buying the sandwiches from the freezer section is that they are also packed with a ton of preservatives, loaded with way too much sodium, and chemicals. Making your own sandwiches lets you control the type of fats, salts, and chemicals you are putting into your body. You can whip up a week’s worth of breakfast in about 15 minutes.
Total time: about 15-20 minutes.
Ingredients for 5 sandwiches:
5 English Muffins
1lb low sodium deli-sliced honey ham
5 slices medium or mild cheddar cheese
Milk (a splash for each egg)
Serving size one sandwich. 453 calories, 22.4g fat, 29.3g carbohydrates, 32.6g protein
1. Separate the English muffins and set aside.
2. Spray a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl with non-stick spray. Add one egg to the bowl, a splash of milk, salt, and pepper. Beat with a small whisk or fork. Cook in the microwave for 45 seconds. As the egg cooks, it will start to expand in the bowl. Don’t cook it longer than 45 seconds, as it may explode and create a big mess.
3. Add two or three slices of ham to the sandwich.
4. Place the egg on top of the ham.
5. Place a slice of cheese on top of the ham.
6. Add the top of the English muffin.
7. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap.
8. Wrap each sandwich in tin foil to protect if from freezer burn.
9. Store in the freezer for 1 – 3 months.
How to Reheat:
Place your sandwich on a folded paper towel and heat on 50% power (not defrost) for about 1:30 to 1:45. Then heat for an additional 30 seconds to a minute, or until the sandwich is hot. Let sit in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Keep in mind that the egg whites can sometimes trap water, so you may have to heat the sandwich a little longer if that happens, especially if the white is in the middle of the sandwich.
Now that you know how easy this is, you can experiment with your own combinations once you get the hang of it!
What’s your favorite kind of breakfast sandwich? Let us know in the comments!
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.