The Lighter Side of Guilty Pleasures

We all have guilty pleasures… something we know isn’t good for us but we still indulge ourselves, only to feel icky later. When I was pregnant with my son, I have to admit that McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin with Egg was my guilty pleasure. I stopped nearly every morning to pick one of these heart-cloggers up! After giving birth I knew I couldn’t continue with this habit if I ever wanted to see my old clothes again.
A display of a McDonalds English Muffin Sandwich.
This little breakfast sandwich packs on a whopping 450 calories and 27 grams of FAT!
 (11 Points — Ouch!)
With the new sandwich I made, I cut the calories down to 279, with only 11.5 grams of fat! PLUS I was able to squeeze in 6 grams of FIBER!! (5.5 Points — Yippee!)
 Here is how I did it!
A display of needed ingredients to make an English muffin sandwich.
You’ll need:
One Egg
‘Weight Watchers’ sliced cheese singles
‘Jimmy Dean’ Turkey Sausage patties
‘Western Bagels’ Alternative English Muffin
A close up of a bag labeled, \"The Alternative English Muffin: plain\"
(These are amazing!! You can find them at Wal Mart next to the cream cheese and refrigerated bagels!)
A bowl with a cracked egg in it.
Spray a small ramekin (about the size of your English muffin) with Pam. Crack your egg into the bowl, (don’t stir it), cover with a paper towel and microwave for 50 seconds. Toast your muffin, microwave the turkey sausage, and put it all together!
A display of a sausage patty in between a slice of cheese, a fried egg and a toasted English muffin.
Now that is a breakfast sandwich to enjoy with out all the guilt!
If you have a guilty pleasure that you would like to see the “Lighter Side” of, let me know in the comments section and I might pick yours to feature next week!!
A display of a McDonalds English Muffin Sandwich.
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The Lighter Side of Guilty Pleasures - English Muffin Sandwich

A high protein high fiber breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 63 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 'Weight Watchers' sliced cheese singles
  • 'Jimmy Dean' Turkey Sausage patties
  • 'Western Bagels' Alternative English Muffin

Instructions

  • Spray a small ramekin (about the size of your English muffin) with Pam.
  • Crack your egg into the bowl, (don't stir it), cover with a paper towel and microwave for 50 seconds.
  • Toast your muffin, microwave the turkey sausage, and put it all together!

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.


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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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