Sunday, January 10, 2010

Time and Money Saving Breakfast Sandwiches

So, my husband has to be at work at 7 am (he has a 35 minute communte) and he is always running late and never has time to eat breakfast. He has to end up taking something for breakfast with him to eat at work. He loves the biscuits that you buy for the freezer that already have eggs etc on them. He asked me the other day to buy him some more, but those things are expensive and eat into our grocery budget. They also are not the most healthy breakfast in the world. So, one day I was browsing through Heather's cooking videos and found these Easy Breakfast Sandwiches. These are great because you can be creative and put whatever you like on them. They also save time in the morning because you make them ahead and then just toss them in the microwave for a quick and HOT breakfast. My husband loves them and so do I! So, here is a recipe but you will have to figure out points based on the ingredients you choose and you can find low point ingredients out there so get creative. You must have some type of cheese though because it is like the glue that sticks them together.

Easy Breakfast Sandwiches
1 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters (or a generic brand of them)
1 Weight Watchers Cheese Single (or another cheese even fat free)
6 slices of precooked bacon, cut in two(like Oscar Meyer, comes in box)
6 (100 calorie) English Muffins (like Weight Watchers, Thomas' light, or another 100 calorie one) Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Scramble the eggs in a skillet until done. Separate the eggs into 6 equal parts. Cut the cheese slices and bacon slices in half. Open the English Muffins and place one of the separated scrambled eggs onto the bottom of the muffin. Add half piece of cheese on top of this. Next, place your bacon onto the English Muffin side by side (this will be one piece sliced in half which you have previously done.) Then place the other half of the cheese on top of the bacon going the opposite direction of the first piece of cheese. Place the top of the English muffin on top and wrap tightly in a microwave safe plastic wrap. If freezing make sure you place them in a freezer safe container or freezer safe zip lock bag. Don't forget to label and mark the points on your product. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
To Reheat: Place wrapped sandwich in microwave on a microwave safe plate. Microwaves will differ in times to cook, but I placed my refrigerator ones in for 20-30 seconds and my freezer ones, I put on 50% power for 2-3 minutes.
Makes 6 servings
Point will vary depending on ingredients used. Using my ingredients this was 3 points.
Note: To change this up, I have used different types of meats. I like the Oscar Meyer fully cooked Canadian bacon and lean ham. Be creative and design your own!

Heather makes these in her video here if you want to go check it out.

Hope you enjoy!

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