Sometimes cereal, a slice of toast, some fruit, orange juice and coffee just doesn’t do it when it comes to breakfast. Sometimes oatmeal with fruit and sugar doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you don’t want an omelet, scrambled eggs, or just and egg with toast in general for breakfast. Sometime you need something exciting. Something to look forward to while you cook it, put it together, and finally eat it.
The only thing missing is bacon, but sometimes you need to give your heart a break before it decides to attack you.
Enter the awesomeness that is an open faced breakfast sandwich.
Open Faced Spinach, Tomatoes, and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Slice of French Bread
2 oz of spinach
3 grape tomatoes, halved
Slice of mozzarella cheese
Take the slice of cheese, put it on top of the slice a bread and place the bread on top of the toaster. Push the toaster spring down and toast the bread. Do not put the bread in the toaster when doing this. Do this until cheese is melted.
Sauté spinach in a small skillet over medium heat until wilted.
Place the spinach on top of the cheese on the bread.
Fry the egg.
Place the tomatoes on top of the spinach.
Place the fried egg on top of the tomatoes and spinach.
Makes 1. Calories: 281, Carbohydrates: 21 grams, Sugar: 1 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 16 grams.
This is amazing. It taste amazing. It feels Italian. Everything is perfect. Each bite is perfection.
Breakfast was supposed to be like this.
It’s healthy. That’s the big thing. It is healthy. You have your carbs, your protein – lots of it too- and your vegetables. It’s wholesome. One of these will fill you up.
Add a piece of fruit and some coffee and you have the perfect breakfast.
The big thing is you’re using one piece of bread. If you want to reduce calories and carbs, use one piece of bread instead of two. Make everything open faced. How many calories will you be cutting out? Depends on the bread. How many carbs? roughly 15 grams. Each slice of bread is roughly 15 grams of carbs. That is a lot. Especially if you’re like me and love white bread.
So the next time you want to change it up in the morning and reduce your carb count think open face.