I love breakfast sandwiches, and I would like to hear your ideas and suggestions for making them healthier. I don't follow a particularly low-carb or low-fat diet, though I tend to make sure my carbs are whole grain with ample fiber. I need to avoid saturated fat, as well.
Bread: I usually use an Ezekiel brand sprouted-grain English muffin, but I am going to attempt to make my own English muffins one of these days. I sometimes use a firm bread, or a tortilla (for a wrap). I often make an open sandwich, to cut on calories and additional carbs.
Protein: I seem to have a hard time finding Canadian bacon, so I will either omit or add some leftover diced ham to a scrambled egg. I really prefer good ol' sausage, but I know better. I haven't tried any soy sausage products yet.
Egg: If you remove both ends of a tuna can and wash well, you can use it in your fry pan to cook your egg so it turns out nice and round. I wonder if poaching an egg would work? I sometimes use Egg Beaters, or an egg-white/egg mixture, to cut cholesterol.
Cheese: I love cheese, but sometimes I omit it. Other times, I add a small amount of parmesan.
I've even used leftover grilled vegetables in place of the meat, that's not too bad.
I love McDonalds' breakfast sandwiches, but I avoid them. I know the regular Egg McMuffin is the lesser of their delicious evils, but sometimes I can't resist while I'm in the drive-thru and end up ordering something else. Some tips on the Egg McMuffin: order it with no butter, and toss the top half of the English muffin.
And don't even get me started on Panera's egg souffles.
I just have to pretend they don't exist, and I'm super-glad that they are no longer right along my work commute.
Any other breakfast-sandwich ideas out there? Thank you!