Tuesday, October 23, 2012

English Muffin Egg Pizza Breakfast Sandwiches

"A hearty breakfast." 
That's what I would label these open-faced breakfast sandwiches, except when you usually consider something hearty, the word "unhealthy" can be synonymous...not so with this easy breakfast pizza. 

How can you make a hearty breakfast healthy?  A couple ways...

First, use whole wheat English Muffins to up the fiber and whole grains.  Next, add some tomato marinara (vegetables as a part of breakfast!).  Third, add some sauteed vegetables, if you think this will fly with your kids (R did kale, G did no veggies).  If you're concerned about cholesterol, use egg whites.  Then, top with just a touch of low-fat shredded cheese.  Last, serve with some fresh fruit.

Voila!  Hearty into healthy.  Easy breezy.

English Muffin Egg Pizza Breakfast Sandwiches

3 whole wheat English Muffins
1/2 cup tomato marinara or spaghetti sauce
sauteed vegetables (mushrooms, greens, zucchini, peppers and broccoli would all work), if desired
4 eggs or 8 egg whites
pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese, if desired

First, toast the English Muffins and place on a oven-safe baking sheet.

Preheat the oven broiler.

Top each English Muffin with a generous 1 tablespoon of marinara, and top with vegetables, if desired.

Scramble the eggs in a saute pan, sprinkling with a dash of salt and pepper, and then top each English Muffin with 1/6 of the eggs and then a generous tablespoon of cheese, if using.

Place under the oven broiler for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Serve with fruit and breakfast is served!


You just served yourself or your family a breakfast* to start your day off right!

Life is sweet,

*Also wonderful when "breakfast for dinner" is on the menu.


vicki said...

You're right. These would be perfect for dinner. Yum. GF english muffins are so yummy too.

Gina; The Candid RD said...

This recipe looks familiar! I love how you jazzed it up with some fresh veggies. They look wonderful!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Oh Gina, I forgot to mention your recipe...do you want me to edit to do so? An honest oversight...


We love this idea, and I love getting veggies in my older son before school!