OK, maybe my breakfast sandwiches aren’t literally the best ever… But they’re pretty darned good, and I know this because I keep getting compliments on them.
I started prepping my own breakfast sandwiches at home last week and when I posted about them on Snapchat and Facebook I got a ton of comments and questions. I’ve also had quite a few people ask me about them in the kitchen at work when I’m heating them up in the morning.
I love breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, and the ones they sell in the cafe here at the radio station… But I was spending about $6 a day on them, and I know they’re loaded with calories. I haven’t taken the time to do the math yet, but I’m pretty sure I’m saving at least a couple of bucks by making them myself.
And the calories… Well, watch this little video (from my Snapchat story) and then I’ll give your more info.
You can pretty much do them however you’d like, but here’s what I’ve been using.
I love Jones chicken sausage patties because they don’t have a lot of junk in them like other brands. I’m not saying they’re the healthiest, but I like that I can pronounce all of the ingredients and they don’t have preservatives. They also make turkey sausage, maple pork sausage, and mild pork sausage.
Thomas’ English Muffins… I tried using Thomas’ bagel thins but I like the English Muffins much better.
I’ve been doing fried eggs, fried so that the yolks are cooked, but you can do scrambled too. I do them one at a time and shape them to fit the English muffin.
Sliced cheese of any kind, I use Kraft American singles.
I make 3 or 4 eggs and cook the sausage patties and put them in a Rubbermaid container after they cool. Leave the singles in the plastic wrap and put them in the container too. I bring a package of English Muffins to work and keep them in my desk. When I get to work I toast an English Muffin and heat up the egg with sausage and cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds.
A few people asked me about putting the full sandwiches together and freezing them… I don’t like the idea of freezing the bread and then nuking it, I think it will get nasty, but you can try it and see how it goes.
When I get a chance to add up how much I’m spending per sandwich I’ll let you know… I love doing this because I am not going to the drive thru in the morning anymore. I was going to one fast food place every day, getting a 700 calorie sandwich, and caving to the hash brown temptation too… So I was probably eating a 1500 calorie breakfast and spending $30-40 a week just on breakfast. Not anymore!
What do you think? Do you meal prep? I’ve started doing it a lot… I’ll share more recipes and tricks soon! Share yours in the comments.
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