Mmm…breakfast sandwiches. Anyone who grew up in the fast-food era will likely associate these tasty, genre-defying sammies with mornings zipping through the drive-thru line at your favorite restaurant chain. Personally, I can confirm there were plenty of Egg McMuffin pitstops back on my daily drive to high school—and a few more since then, too.
Now that I’m a nutritionist, though, I know that these commercially prepared foods tend to be high in fat, calories, sodium, and artificial ingredients. If you’re working toward losing weight, you may have scaled back on them. But I can also attest that making your own breakfast sandwiches can actually be a great way to start your day on a healthy note. The right nutrient-rich ingredients like whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables all have a place on a weight loss-friendly breakfast table…or passenger seat.
Here are five delicious combos that’ll entice you out of bed and help move the number on the scale. Then, for more tasty meal combinations, check out our list of The Best Sheet Pan Dinner Combinations for Faster Weight Loss, Says Nutritionist.
In a world of literally thousands of diet choices, picking the right one can make your head spin. But I believe you can’t go wrong with the Mediterranean diet—and U.S. News and World Report agrees, ranking it the best diet overall for four years running. A Mediterranean-style eating plan full of fruits and veggies, legumes, whole grains, and plenty of olive oil has been shown to reduce systemic inflammation, boost heart health, and promote weight loss. How about digging into the sun-soaked goodness with a Mediterranean-themed breakfast sandwich?
How to make it: Cook one egg in a teaspoon of olive oil until over hard, then sprinkle with one tablespoon crumbled feta cheese and let it sit in the