Thursday, January 24, 2013

Low Calorie Breakfast Sandwich


Mikey and I are now winding down form our 7 day detox, so we are still on a health kick at the moment. We always crave something really hearty at breakfast, which tends to mean really fatty at the same time. We came up with the idea for this potentially high calorie breakfast, by replacing some of the ingredients with other things, and using low calorie options. Opt for these ingredients and you will not only be extremely satisfied by your waistline will be thanking you after your eat this low calorie breakfast sandwich.

*The deli thins that we use are by Oroweat, and they are basically an uber thin hamburger bun, and are 100 Calories for the two slices!

Ingredients: for 1 sandwich

1 bun of 100% Whole Wheat deli thins
½ a yellow squash
¼ orange bell pepper
1 egg
2 slices turkey bacon (as low fat percentage as you can find)
2 slices of avocado
1 Tablespoons humus
1 slice low fat cheddar cheese
Hot sauce





It doesn’t really matter what order you make your ingredients in, because ultimately you just need to make the ingredients then assemble and devour.

For the vegetables julienne your orange bell pepper, then thinly slice your yellow squash into slices which would fit across your bun.

Cook your bacon in a sauté pan until it has nice deep brown spots, then lay on a paper towel to absorb any of the extra grease, once cooled slice in half in order to lay the bacon across your sandwich. To make the sunny-side up egg, spray a nonstick pan with a little bit of cooking spray and the crack the egg into it. You want to cook it at a medium high heat until you cook all of the white of the egg.

Next toast your bread, and spread the bottom piece of bread with hummus, then the other slice with avocado.

To assemble the sandwich start with the bottom piece with hummus, lay the squash, then pepper, then bacon, cheese, then egg. Put as much hot sauce as you want on the egg, then top it off with your avocado piece of bread!

Devour it! Yum!!!!

10 comments:

  1. This sandwich looks divine! My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures...

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    1. Thanks Angie!! We hope that you make it, it is pretty yummy, haha!!
      xx

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  2. This looks so yummy I just might have this for dinner tonight.....the yellow squash is a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you like the squash...it is a recent obsession of ours!

      Best,
      Francesca and Michael

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  3. Can not wait to try this. I make my own hummus and whole wheat bread,100% ww. Will slice thin to see how it will hold it all. Thanks for this.

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    1. That sounds totally awesome! Can't wait! Send us the recipe for the bread, I would love to try. I am a bread novice!

      Thanks a bunch. xx
      Francesca and Michael

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  4. Yellow squash is that just plain squash? Also could you do zucchini if you don't like squash?

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    1. Yellow squash is usually long and pretty small, bright banana color. If you don't like it totally go ahead and use zucchini! It will be great either way!
      xx

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  5. How many calories would u say this is? :-) looks amazing! -mary

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    1. It is about 350 Calories! Most breakfast sandwiches run to about 500-750 calories, so this is a steal. If you want to lower the calories even more, opt for egg whites and no avocado. Avocado packs a lot of calories, but is so good for you because it is a healthy fat!

      Best,
      Francesca and Michael

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