Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sammy

When I have time, I love to whip me up something different for breakfast and this is one of the things I love to make.  I love ham and eggs together and when I can indulge with a little cheese, I love it even more!  This sammy makes for a comforting breakfast and I often times wish I have more time most mornings so I can eat one of these more regularly.  You can easily adapt the protein content that you personally need by adding or reducing the amount of eggs you use.  You can also reduce the cheese amount if you’re watching your fat intake.  (Speaking of the cheese, because I know that reduced fat cheese isn’t the easiest to come by . . . Costco currently has a pack of reduced fat cheese slices that you can buy.  It’s even a variety pack so you end up with options.  Yay!)   So, make it the way you know you should eat it, but be sure to enjoy every bite along the way!

Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sammy
Adapted slightly from  Bill Philips, “Eating For Life”

1 whole egg
2 egg whites
2 tablespoon skim milk
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 slices whole-wheat bread (such as Sara Lee Delightful)
1 slice lean ham
1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese (see note in my text above)

Lightly coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, egg whites, skim milk, and black pepper.  Pour egg mixture into skillet and stir (scramble) until set.  Remove from skillet and set aside.

Lightly respray the skillet and add one slice of bread.  Layer with ham, cooked eggs and cheese.  Top with remaining bread slice.

Cook over medium heat until bottom is golden brown, about 3 minutes.  Turn and cook for another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.  (I often times take the lid to my skillet and cover the Sammy because the heat gets trapped inside and melts the cheese better.)

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information Per Sammy
Calories:  304.7
Protein:  33g
Carbs:  19.8g
Fat:  12.2g (5.2g = Sat.)
Fiber:  5g
Sugars:  3.4g

Nutritional Information Per Sammy (If only using 1 whole egg)
Calories:  270.7
Protein:  25g
Carbs:  19.8g
Fat:  12.2g (5.2g = Sat.)
Fiber:  5g
Sugars:  3.4g

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