Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
It’s hard to believe the month of January is just about over. I’m starting to realize that January can be a tricky month for many of us, at least those I’ve talked to the last couple of weeks. At first I thought it was just me, but it seems like the month of January has a bit of a metaphoric ebb and flow. It starts off really strong, a fresh start full of ideas, goals and intentions. Then we crash a bit, feeling that post holiday exhaustion that hits us around the second week. By the third week we are realizing we haven’t started on any of those goals or intentions we had planned for so maybe a little stress and discouragement kicks in and we start to feel somewhat down. Well, here we are in the last week in January…the January blues are behind us and it’s time to really kick off the New Year. At least this is what happens to me…and it seems to happen pretty much every year too!
One of those intentions for me (and I’m sure so many) is to get back in shape and back into a good workout routine. I stayed active over the holidays, but mostly just by taking stroller walks. And that was fine. I am now in a place where I’m ready to kick it up a notch and really start focusing on building my strength and fitness, running more as well as building muscle. I have been in a slump at my gym for a while so I finally made the switch to join my husband’s gym last week and I am so glad I did. The main reason I didn’t do this sooner was that his gym didn’t have child care and with a little one home during the day that was a big deal for me obviously. A lightbulb finally went off and I realized that if I wanted to really make the changes I want to make I was going to have to get a little uncomfortable. Translate: Work out at 5 am before the family wakes up. Translate: Wake up at 4:20 to get to the gym at 5am. Translate: What in the world?!
I’m loving it. It is actually becoming my favorite part of my day. It is amazing how you feel driving home after getting your butt kicked (I signed up for the gym’s personal training special this month) while it’s still dark at 6am knowing you have done something so positive for yourself. I feel like I just joined a club. You know, the club of those super fit and healthy people who get up at the crack of dawn. Yea, I’m in that club now. (I can’t wait to look like I do too 😉 ).
Moral of the story…it’s okay to get a little uncomfortable if you want to change something about yourself. Actually, I strongly believe it’s necessary. And I believe you know deep down when it’s time to get uncomfortable and that is the push it takes to get to the next step.
This breakfast sandwich. It’s my current favorite breakfast. I’m such an egg for breakfast person (though I do get into refrigerator oats kicks too). It’s a great way to get a serving of spinach right off that bat and it’s high in protein so it fills you up. When I entered it into My Fitness Pal it comes out to 257 calories and 17 grams of protein. I’ll take it.
And it’s easy to make. That’s just given right?
Have a great weekend!!
Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Yield: serves 1
- whole wheat English muffin, toasted
- big handful fresh spinach leaves, torn into smaller pieces
- non stick spray
- 1 egg
- 1 oz (about a tablespoon) of crumbled feta
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place your torn spinach into a small nonstick skillet (sprayed with a bit of nonstick spray) over medium heat. Let it cook a minute so that it starts to wilt down.
- Add your egg to the spinach and using a spatula break up the yolk. Let the egg spread over the spinach and keep it shape by using your spatula to push it toward the middle of pan. Let it cook so that it sets. When the bottom is cooked, flip and cook for a few minutes longer.
- Add your feta to top of eggs and let melt slightly. Slide onto your English muffin and enjoy!
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Early morning workouts are my favorite! I love teaching class at the 530 AM hour (which I do twice a week). This sandwich looks delicious. We love spinach (and I know you do too) so I love seeing it in a lot of your recipes!!.
I was thinking of you this morning! I can see how those early workouts can get addictive! Frees up my day and I feel so great. Yes, we love spinach and it’s something that we ALL eat too which is nice. So I throw it in whenever I can! Micah loves eggs cooked up with spinach this way.
This >> it’s okay to get a little uncomfortable if you want to change something about yourself. AMEN!! Love this post and I love this sandwich!!! I need to find whole wheat english muffins that don’t have tons of fillers – I’m on a mission since these look awesome!
YES. Seriously, it’s all about when you are ready too. I’ve been so “whatever” about working out. Lightbulb moment woke me up. I love it when that happens. I love the Ezekiels but can’t find them all the time, I grab Thomas’s. If you find another one let me know!
I would love to start my mornings with this breakfast sandwich!
I am loving it so much right now!
Whoa. 4:20 alarm? Good for you!!! Great breakfast sammy, too. Have a great weekend!
I know. Trust me I am not jumping out of bed. I’m quite cranky actually. The key is getting to bed by 9:30, getting clothes ready, and coffee ready. Grab a banana and go. By the time I’m in the car (15 minutes after getting out of bed lol) I’m ok. It’s worth it. 🙂 Have a great weekend Brenda! xo
I love breakfast. We eat it for any meal.
I’ve always felt that my kids do better in school when they start their day with protein so we eat a lot of eggs. Our chickens have just started producing so that is fun.
I bet my guys will love these. Thanx for the recipe.
I miss having a gym near by. For most of my life I went to the gym five days a week. I was strong and healthy. Once the kids came I tried dropping them off in the child care but after a couple months I just couldn’t stand them being stuck in front of a tv the whole time.
Before kids I always worked out at 5:00. Gets that metabolism going and nothing gets in the way of it happening. Last year, in the city, my boys were old enough to work out at the gym with me. It was fun. Now I just muck stalls.
This sandwich is my kind of breakfast! YUM!
Love the sound of this for breakfast. (And more power to you on those 5:00 A.M. workouts.)
I’m super impressed that you are waking up that early to get in your workout. When my boys played high school water polo they used to have morning practice before school…reeaaallly early and I had to drop them off. I decided that since I was up, I’d head to the gym and get my workout in while they were in the pool. The gym was nearly empty at that time of the morning and it is such an amazing way to start your day. I can’t imagine doing it now..haha 🙂
These breakfast sandwiches are the perfect thing after a good workout. Good protein and so delicious!
One of my favorite posts you’ve written! Love the idea of getting uncomfortable to make the changes you desire! And honestly? I’m in love with these pictures… the mug is adorable as is the napkin and the lighting is awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
Good for you for sticking with the early morning routine! I thought going at 6 am was early, but you definitely have me beat 🙂 I love a great egg sandwich like this to fuel up after a hard workout!!!
Kudos to you for waking up early before the family to workout!! Send some of that motivation my way Momma!!! 🙂
Can you freeze them so I can grab one and go after a work out and heading to work
Hi Lisa, I have not tried to freeze them myself but Liz from The Lemon Bowl has and shared this post on how to make and freeze breakfast sandwiches here – http://thelemonbowl.com/2015/04/egg-ham-and-cheese-breakfast-sandwiches-freezer-friendly.html
Hope that helps!!