It’s always difficult to balance eating healthy things and eating TASTY things, and finding recipes that don’t force us to choose between the two is our lifelong quest! For some reason, it seems like that quest is always harder when we’re looking for dishes for breakfast, and since it’s the most important meal of the day, that difficulty is the most frustrating thing. Just when we were starting to feel like our options were always going to be either carb-and-fat laden muffins and bacon versus bland and boring egg whites and bran flakes, the perfect compromise came into our lives. It comes from our friend Eat, Drink and Be Me, and it’s everything we want: a breakfast sandwich that’s truly “eggs-traordinary.”
Seriously, that’s what it’s called! Eat, Drink and Be Me named it the Eggstraordinary Breakfast Sandwich, and it totally deserves its punny name. Her ingredients include clever swaps like turkey pepperoni and butter spray to keep taste without increasing calories, a healthy multigrain base, and a secret superhero ingredient that adds tons of flavor without tons of fat: brie! Check out the full ingredient list.
–1 multigrain English muffin
–1 tablespoon water
–1 ounce triple cream brie
–8 slices turkey pepperoni
–Butter spray (e.g. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter)
–Pam butter-flavor cooking spray
–Salt and pepper, to taste
You see? Delicious, flavorful elements, but not totally unhealthy! Plus, the egg and the turkey pepperoni make this dish one packed full of protein, perfect for the start of the day. They come together so simply and elegantly, too, in a brie-filled omelet layered atop the pepperonis and a perfectly toasted muffin. The result is the best breakfast sandwich we’ve ever seen, and it’s changing our mornings!
We know you’ll want to try it, too, so be sure to head over to the Eat, Drink and Be Me site for the full written recipe and the inspiration behind the dish! What do you think of it? Have you ever made an egg sandwich with brie or turkey pepperonis before? How do you keep your breakfasts filling and flavorful, but not fattening?