A High-Protein Breakfast to Jump-Start Your Metabolism

I am borderline addicted to breakfast sandwiches. There’s something slightly magical about the perfect combination of eggs, bread, and bacon all together in one indulgent bite. Unfortunately, this decadence comes with a hefty caloric and fatty price tag. And if you’re looking to get fit or take off weight in 2015, a rich breakfast sandwich can’t be part of your everyday routine.

The next time you’re craving a heavy egg sandwich, skip the long brunch lines, and opt for this much lighter homemade recipe from dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health instead. It’s easy to throw together for a quick weekday breakfast but still tastes like a special indulgence ¡ª fit for any fun Sunday brunch get-together.

Egg and Canadian Bacon English Muffin

From Julie Upton, MS, RD

Egg and Canadian Bacon English Muffin

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients

2 eggs1 whole-wheat light English muffin2 slices Canadian bacon1/2 cup arugula or spinach1/8 avocado (2 slices)2 slices tomato