Healthy Recipe

March 3, 2011

Weekly Recipe – Egg & Spinach Whole Grain Goodness

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Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Serving Size: 1 breakfast sandwich to keep you going!

This sandwich is perfect for when I am rushing to a 9:30 class and have to swim afterwards. It keeps hunger away and I feel I had a good breakfast!  Plus, I can easily make another one for my Fiancee, wrap it in foil and leave it for him to eat in the morning!  This sandwich definitely beats anything I can get through a drive-thru and offers two servings of whole grains and a good dose of Vitamin A and Calcium!

  • 2 slices of whole grain bread – (toasted optional)
    • Did you know 1 slice of whole grain bread is equivalent to a 1 ounce serving from the Grains group?
  • 1/2 cup of baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of milk, non-fat
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 ounce of mushrooms, sliced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 ounce pepper jack, sliced
  • Smidgen of butter (measured is 1/8 teaspoon)

Optional – toast bread.  While bread is toasting, take a small microwave safe glass dish and rub a smidgen of margarine inside. Be sure to coat the bottom and sides. 

Crack egg in bowl and add milk.  Stir to blend.  Add mushrooms and stir lightly.  Place in microwave and cook on High for 1 minute. 

Meanwhile place cheese on one slice of bread and lay spinach on other slice.  When egg is done, place (using a clean fork) on top of spinach. Top with cheese and other slice of bread. Lightly press together.

Let rest for about a minute before taking that first juicy bite or wrap in foil and take it with you!


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18 thoughts on “Weekly Recipe – Egg & Spinach Whole Grain Goodness

    1. Thank you. However, I believe breakfast is our most important meal of the day. After sleeping 7 to 8 hours we need to fuel our bodies and having a good healthy breakfast does that. Even as part of a 1,200 calorie diet, this breakfast sandwich leaves room for a small apple as a mid-morning snack and satisfies the whole grain requirement (4 ounces recommend, at least half whole).

      I try to eat a minimum of 300 calories for breakfast every day. Anything less and I find myself starving two hours later and gorging on lunch.

  1. So easy to make and so good for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I bet the spinach just wilts a nice little bit along with the cheese when you add the warm egg. I’d go for the toast. I slept in and I’m hungry right now. Could be ready in a minute. I’ve got it all!

  3. Great idea for a nice healthy hearty breakfast that includes some greens! I eat kale on whole grain toast with a bit of goat cheese sometimes.

  4. Wonderful sandwich! My son likes egg sandwiches but with no greens, but as he loves spinach too I will try to offer him one made your way next time! Thanks for the idea, have a great Sunday afternoon 🙂

    1. Thank you Mateja. Growing up I couldn’t stand spinach especially cooked! It wasn’t until I was an adult that I developed my love for it. I hope your son likes it!

  5. Thanks for following me on twitter! This looks so easy and wonderful. I am always looking for great quick breakfast recipes. Anything to keep me out of that darn drive-thru!


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