Are you looking for a healthy breakfast with bacon in it? Yes, I did say Bacon and not Turkey bacon. That’s one word most people do not think you can have on a low fat diet but if you purchase the right kind of bacon you can have it a couple times a week. I found out that center cut bacon is lower in fat than regular bacon and also lower in fat than turkey bacon. You can save at least 5 grams of fat if not more when purchasing center cut bacon. I live in Texas so we have a brand from HEB (grocery chain stores in the south) called Hill Country Fair Center Cut Bacon but if you do not shop at a HEB then you can also buy Tyson center cut bacon which is offered at many other stores in locations throughout the U.S.
What’s great about this bacon is that you will still get the great smoky flavor but only half the fat. I previously cooked it in a pan and noticed it took a while to get it the way I like it, which is nice and crispy. Recently when I was on vacation and making breakfast for a group of us and my aunt showed me how to cook bacon in the microwave. I know that can be scary, bacon in the microwave ewww… I found out otherwise. It took me 4 minutes to make 5 pieces of bacon instead of the slow and steady 20 minutes of standing over it flipping every few minutes to make sure it was not burning. Ever since then it has been bacon in the microwave every time.
The following recipe is my Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel that I make often. This is a healthy breakfast that will keep you full all the way until lunch time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
3 pieces of Center Cut Bacon
1 fat free or 2% slice cheese (your favorite flavor)
Salt and pepper to taste
1.Lay a layer of paper towels on a microwaveable plate. Place the bacon on top of the towels and cover with another paper towel. Then place in the microwave for 2:30 minutes. Once time is up check the bacon and flip it and continue to add a 30 seconds to a minute each time until the bacon is close to cooked fully.
2.In a bowl add the egg and egg whites and whisk together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture into a medium skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Let egg mixture cook for about 3 minutes or when it is easy to slide the spatula under the cooked egg. Flip the egg over and continue to cook until fully cooked about 5 minutes all together. I like to cut my egg into 4 even triangles.
3.Toast the bagel as directed.
4.Now it is time to assemble the sandwich. Take and place a piece of cheese on the inside of the bagel, add the bacon and egg on top. Place the top of the bagel. Enjoy your breakfast bagel sandwich.
1 Serving: Calories 350: Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 200mg; Sodium 1000mg; Total Carbohydrate 51.5g (Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 8g); Protein 35g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 10
Weight Watchers Points:7