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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • Posted March 11, 2009

Easy Egg Sandwich Meals

Since we’re all trying to save money, I thought I’d bring up an easy mealtime solution: eggs! Bo and I have egg sandwiches quite often. Eggs are cheap and good for you. They are a source of complete protein and are “nutrient-dense,” containing only 75 calories while providing over 20 nutrients. Two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, are both abundant in egg yolks. These carotenoids help prevent the increasingly common eye disorder of age related macular degeneration that can lead to blindness. We probably don’t need to eat these sandwiches every day, mostly because the bacon is not exactly the best choice. If you’re worried about your cholesterol, scrambled egg sandwiches are okay made with Eggbeaters, and turkey bacon isn’t bad at all.

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches

Layer scrambled eggs, bacon, and sliced cheese on toasted 100% whole wheat bread. Add a little mayo to hold it all together. Salt, pepper, and enjoy!

Dinner for 4 for under $5.

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Hardboil a dozen eggs. Peel, rinse, and chop them into a medium sized bowl. Add a jar or package of “real” bacon bits (not Bacos) or fry and crumble a package of bacon yourself (which is very messy and not much cheaper than buying the ready made kind). Mix in enough mayo to make it moist, and add a tablespoon of minced onion, or better yet, chop up a couple of green onions and toss that in. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper into the salad and let it “meld” together in the fridge for a few hours. Serve it on toast or crackers, yum yum!

Green Chile Egg Sandwiches

I think this one is my mom’s invention. We’d have it for dinner every once in a while, and we’d call it “Bacon, Egg, and Ortega” (a brand of canned green chiles) sandwiches. I normally balk at canned green chile (it’s soooo much better fresh or frozen) but it is very good this way, and it’s not hot at all.

She fries up the bacon, then fries eggs (cook the yolk through so it doesn’t run out of your sandwich), and then coats a couple of whole canned green chilies in cornmeal and fries them a little too. Layer it all on toast for a delicious twist on an egg sandwich!

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