Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On-The-Go Breakfast Sandwiches

I like to think I am a fairly typical working mom. My mornings are very hectic. It is always a struggle for me to get up, get myself ready for work, get the dog out in the morning, the kids up, showered, fed, and out the door.

In my rush, my own breakfast is often overlooked. I recently gave up eating food that is served in a paper bag. {Meaning fast food restaurants}

In my attempt to be successful in my new endeavors, I realized I needed a plan.

My solution is Egg Cups. The super good news: They are only 1 Weight Watchers Point Plus Points. So this breakfast will not derail any weight loss attempt!

These are simple to make. You need some fresh vegetables {I used spinach, portabella mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes}, egg substitute, and a tiny bit of Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese.

I took my muffin tin and sprayed each tin with a nonstick cooking spray.

In each tin, I added some torn up fresh spinach. There is no real right answer as to how much you use. I just kept adding spinach until I felt I had enough.

Next, I cut up baby portabella mushrooms and added them on top of the spinach. I did the same with cherry tomatoes. After you get all of your vegetables added, it is time to add the egg substitute. A quarter-cup of egg substitute is equivalent to one egg. {An egg has 2+ Points Plus}

I added one quarter-cup Egg Substitute to each muffin tin. Add salt/pepper to taste. Then because I like a little cheese flavor, I added less than a tablespoon of shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. {If you add more cheese it will change the Weight Watcher's Points Plus. Which is okay, but just make sure you count it!}

I baked the egg cups in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

After the Egg Cups cooled, I stored them in an airtight container in the refrigerator  In the morning, when it is time for breakfast, I reheated an Egg Cup and put it inside a mini whole wheat bagel.

Such a yummy on-the-go breakfast sandwich that had a total of 4 points! {Do you know that an egg sandwich from a popular fast food restaurant has 8 Weight Watchers Points Plus Points?!!}

Maybe you are not rushed in the morning. Maybe you can have a sit down breakfast and casually read while you sip coffee. If that is the case, you can still have Egg Cups. Just reheat them and put them on a plate.

I hope you enjoy them!

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