Despite the fact that I do my best to maintain healthy eating habits on a day-to-day basis, there are some comfort foods that I just can’t seem to shake my love for. Case point: the breakfast sandwich. I generally don’t like greasy foods, but for some reason I find a runny fried egg with bacon shoved between a fresh roll or toasted bagel incredibly appetizing. A few weeks ago, I was really craving this treat, but instead of splurging I opted instead to put a healthier twist on the traditional early-morning favorite! It was absolutely scrumptious, and I am so excited to finally be sharing the recipe with you all.
This was actually inspired by a recipe I came across online (you can find the original here), but as you can see I altered it a little bit. Assemble your sandwich following either recipe, and I’m sure it all be delicious! So, without further ado…
Healthy Breakfast Sandwich
Ingredients: 1 piece Canadian bacon // roughly 1 cup kale, chopped into ribbons // 1 clove garlic, minced // juice of 1/2 a lemon // 1 slice of bread (I use toasted Ezekiel, but anything with work, really) // 1 tablespoon olive oil // 1 egg
1: In a skillet, cook the bacon to your liking. Some people like their’s crispy, but I prefer mine a little chewier, so do what feels right to you
2: Pour basson grease off pan and if possible, wipe it down. Add minced garlic and kale to the skillet and allow to sit over medium-high heat. Using tongs be sure to stir it around frequently. Once kale is tender, squeeze the lemon juice onto it. This will create a steamed effect on the kale, as well as make for great flavor!
3: Wipe the skillet clean again and heat the olive oil. Over the same heat, fry the egg.
4: While the egg cooks, assemble you sandwich. I placed the ribbons of kale down first on my toasted slice of bread, and then tore the bacon in tow halves and placed it on top. You could do yours this way, or vice versa.
5: Once the egg is cooked to you preference (I personal like a really runny yolk), place it right on top of you sandwich. I sprinkled the top of mine with some freshly ground pepper for some added flavor, but this is of course optional.
There you have it, the breakfast sandwich made healthy. I hope this post encourages you to whip it up for yourselves, as it is truly a delectable way to start your day!