There’s nothing like a fresh, doughy bagel with the right schmear-to-bread ratio to start the day, but it’s not the healthiest breakfast option. However, instead of a slab of cream cheese, there are a plethora of ways to make healthier breakfast sandwiches that still have the carbohydrates you desire but are stacked high with veggies, healthy fats, and lean protein. Click through to discover 16 of our favourite healthy breakfast sandwiches, and relax knowing your tummy won’t be grumbling by lunchtime. While some of these may have more calories than a conventional croissant, the macronutrient and micronutrient profiles are somewhat different.
Sandwich with smoked salmon
A lox bagel in the manner of New York, but with a healthier twist. In this smoked salmon sammie, you won’t even notice the bagel. Use whole grain bread or an English muffin instead of ordinary, whipped cream cheese instead of regular, smoked salmon for lean protein, and lots of greens for those critical micronutrients.
Turkey, Cheddar, and Guacamole Sunrise Sandwich
This breakfast will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning. Consider it an improved Egg McMuffin. Combine protein-packed fluffy eggs, lycopene-rich tomatoes, guacamole for healthy fat, cheddar cheese, and thinly sliced turkey breast for additional protein on a whole-wheat English muffin for morning madness.
Pastrami and Swiss Egg Sandwich
Pastrami and Swiss has traditionally been associated with lunchtime deli counters, but we think it pairs well with soft scrambled eggs—especially since pastrami outcalories both sausage and bacon in terms of calories. It’s worth a shot.
Recipe for Breakfast Pizza
Pizza for breakfast? Yes, please! Start with the ideal breakfast bread—the fiber-dense whole-wheat English muffin—as a basis and salsa as a sauce, then top with eggs, ham, and cheese for taste, substance, and protein.
Recipe for an Open-Faced Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo
It’s all about what you put on top of that slice, and we add chipotle mayo and eggs to our hot ham and cheese open-face sandwich to offer you more protein with a kick. That extra slice of bread won’t be missed!
On an english muffin, a caprese breakfast sandwich with balsamic vinegar
Whole-wheat English muffins provide fibre and protein, while thick slices of fresh mozzarella (which are naturally low in fat) and olive and flaxseed oils provide heart-healthy fats. This dish also asks for sliced tomatoes and fresh basil, as well as avocado and eggs, which they recommend as nutritious toppings.
The morning staple may receive a bad name for being too rich in butter, cheese, and bacon, leaving you feeling bloated and heavy. But this isn’t the type of breakfast sandwich we’re discussing. Breakfast sandwiches may be the ultimate delectable, nourishing combination of fibre, protein, and healthy fats to keep you full and fuelled all day with whole grain bread, lean protein, and loads of vegetables. Plus, they’re small enough to fit in your hand for a flavorful, veggie-packed breakfast on the run. And we hope you found the information in the preceding post useful.