As a parent I am always looking for healthy alternative choices for my boys to eat. Especially when it comes to fast food choices. Let’s face it, there isn’t a lot of wholesome and healthy choices to choose from in a world overrun with The Golden Arches and The King. So, what to do? My boys often hear me say, “I can make something better at home,” and lately I think they’re starting to believe their old man.
Say Yes To Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches!
This past Saturday, our youngest boy asked me for a breakfast sandwich and I knew running to a fast food joint wasn’t going to be a viable option. So I put on my apron and with great alacrity and equal parts determination I set out to please his very discerning 9-year old palate. It must have been pretty good because after he polished off the first breakfast sandwich he asked for a second one. And he ate that one too without missing a beat. With the second one he asked for apple butter instead of jelly, and I threw in some leftover chopped ham browned in the skillet.
What I came up with was pretty simple because everything I used was already in the house. All I had to do was pull it all together. Here’s what I used.
- Whole Wheat Bread (2 slices)
- 2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
- Kraft Singles Cheese (1 slice)
- Earthbound Kale Italia (1/2 cup chopped)
- Small Onion (1/2 onion chopped)
- Land of Lakes Sweet Cream Butter (2 pats melted)
- Smucker’s Natural Concord Grape Fruit Spread (1 tablespoon)
- Bertolli’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
- Kosher Salt (to taste)
Chop 1/2 cup of kale mixture and 1/2 of a small onion, combine then set aside. Toast whole wheat bread and butter liberally and set aside. In a small skillet fry two eggs sunny side up and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spread Concord Grape Spread on a single slice of toast. Place fried egg on the remaining slice of buttered toast. Add 1 slice of Kraft Singles Cheese then top with chopped kale and onion mixture. Stack both slices together and serve.
For my breakfast sandwich I used the chopped meat from a T-Bone steak with sautéed green bell pepper, onions and 2 cloves of chopped garlic. I replaced the Kraft Singles Cheese with Kraft Shredded Mozzarella. I also added some Sriracha for a bit of spicy heat. Also, instead of the sweetness of Jelly or Apple Butter I spread a savory dollop of pesto on my toast. So good!
If you LOVE this breakfast sandwich recipe, then be sure to check out my recipe for Thee Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich!