For many people, breakfast is a very important meal. It provides energy and makes you less likely to overeat later on in the day. Research also shows eating breakfast regularly suggests you’re more likely to maintain a healthy weight than if you skip it.
The problem is that mornings can be very hectic, so a healthy option that is also convenient and easily adaptable to your specific goals is an invaluable addition to your nutritional arsenal. Find out how to make an easy high-protein breakfast sandwich you can even put together the night before (or even in bulk and frozen), heated, then eaten on the run.
High-Protein Breakfast Sandwich: Ingredients
- 1 toasted organic spelt English muffin
Note: Ezekial, or gluten free breads work as well, as do low carb tortillas
- 1 slice of organic American cheese
- 1 cage-free egg cooked in nonstick spray
Note: You can add more to make the sandwich more filling at only 70 calories an egg
- 2 ounces of organic uncured ham
Note: Canadian bacon, or Turkey bacon, work as well
- 1 teaspoon of organic ketchup
Just assemble these ingredients and go – it’s that easy.
High-Protein Breakfast Sandwich: Nutrition Profile
The nutritional breakdown will vary if you substitute ingredients, and if you choose to add an extra couple of eggs, but this is the profile for the original sandwich:
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
For comparison, a bacon, egg and cheese bagel from McDonald’s has 630 calories. A Protein Snack Pack from Starbucks has 370 calories and only 13 grams of protein.
Hope you enjoy – let us know what other variations you come up with to keep this high-protein meal a go-to.