Today’s post is courtesy of my daughter once again. She put this sandwich idea together recently. It’s a lower fat, lower sodium version of a popular fast food sandwich, with a little Italian twist. Plus, if you or someone in your family has food allergies, you might especially appreciate it.
We’ve been gluten free for many years here. I have celiac, and other family members have gluten issues too.
We get these really good gluten free English muffins at our grocery store up the street. And, I finally found a dairy free, gluten free, soy free cheese that we like.
My daughter is the queen of microwave cooking, by the way. But she cooks from scratch with healthy ingredients. (Update: She is married now and uses her own microwave. But she still gives me recipe tips!)
So, here’s her sandwich…
- Olive Oil
- Gluten Free English Muffins (We like the gluten free, brown rice ones from Food for Life)
- Daiya Dairy Free Cheddar Shreds (No dairy, gluten, or soy)
- Breakfast Sausages- links or patties. (We use the fully cooked turkey sausage links from Jones Dairy Farm. They come in pork, chicken, or turkey. They don’t have nitrates or nitrites, and they’re microwavable.)
- Garlic Powder and Oregano (Optional)
How to Make It:
First, put a little olive oil in a small, microwaveable bowl. (Maybe, half a tablespoon or so. We don’t measure things too often here! Except when we’re baking, that is.)
Crack an egg in the bowl, whisk the egg, and then sprinkle with a little garlic powder and oregano. (Optional!) Cover the bowl with a paper towel (to avoid an egg explosion) and microwave the egg for about a minute and 10 seconds. (The time will vary with every microwave. Just cook it until it’s done to your liking.)
Prepare a few breakfast sausages.
Toast the English muffin. (We use the Gluten Free Brown Rice English Muffins by Food for Life. They’re tasty and made with organic brown rice.) I butter mine.
Sprinkle the toasted muffin with the Daiya cheese. Don’t add the egg and sausage just yet. Microwave the cheese on the muffin for about 50 seconds or until melted.
Now add the egg and sausage to the cheesy muffin, and enjoy.