Healthified Egg McMuffin (gf, df)

Do you know what’s in your breakfast when you stop by the McDonald’s drive through in the morning? “Why yes,” you might say, “an english muffin, egg, cheese, and sausage.” And yeah, that is what it is. But what I bet you didn’t know is that there are “corn syrup solids” in that pork sausage, 25 ingredients in that english muffin, and hydrogenated oils (aka trans fat) and artificial flavors in that egg. You might not even know what I just said. My point exactly.

So my question to you: Why eat that, when you can eat this?



A real egg, with real turkey sausage, with an english muffin that only contains 7 ingredients (all of which you can actually pronounce). I’m not saying you should never eat a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich again. I’m just saying it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body on a regular basis. I’m also just saying that this egg sandwich tastes way better and is much better for you than Mickie D’s version. I even had to take a bite and show you how much better a REAL egg looks.

Mmmm look at that yolk. Don’t even try to tell me that’s not the best part cause it is. And way too many people fear it. Just so we’re clear, the CHOLESTEROL IN EGG YOLKS ARE NOT THE ENEMY. Mayo Clinic reports that “most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease.” Did you catch that? That’s an egg per day! I could rant for far too long about this, but just as some food for thought (quite literally)…”The risk of heart disease may be more closely tied to the foods that accompany the eggs in a traditional American breakfast.” Ahem…copious amounts of bacon, sausage, and hydrogenated oils used to fry everything up.

Anywayyyyyy, back to my point of a homemade egg being so much tastier and better than McDonald’s egg patty thing.

mcds mcmuffin

See what I mean? Like honestly, that egg just doesn’t even look good. I know it, you know it, we all know it. So get out your frying pan and participate in the art of making an egg-over-easy. Because when you do, you get to sprinkle it with pepper, slap it on top of a piece of turkey sausage (like this),

stand back, and admire your work. You also get to savor each bite, knowing exactly what you’re putting into your body. All while saving yourself 150 calories in the process. That’s a win across the board. Except for McDonald’s.


Healthified Egg McMuffin (GF, DF)

Total Time: 10 minutes 
Yield:
 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 GF english muffin (or non-GF)
  • 1 egg
  • vegan cheese (or regular)
  • turkey sausage (I used Applegate naturals)
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  • Heat two small pans over medium heat on stove.
  • Begin cooking frozen turkey sausage according to package directions.
  • Toast english muffin half.
  • Spray other pan with cooking spray. Crack egg into pan and cook for a couple minutes. Flip. Cook an additional 30 seconds to one minute.
  • Place cheese or cheese substitute on top of english muffin. Add turkey sausage and egg on top. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Which fast-food items do you think you make better at home?

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