Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

There are times in our lives when we must eat more protein than usual — one of those times is when you're pregnant. And since I happen to be pregnant, I've been loading up on protein whenever possible. Spinach and eggs both contain a lot of protein, making for a perfect combo in this breakfast sandwich. 

One serving of spinach has a whopping 13 grams of protein while an egg white contributes 3.6 grams and a whole egg 6.29 grams.  That's a great amount of protein to start the day off with, especially for an expecting mother.

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The process for this sandwich is simple, yet the flavor is completely satisfying, with a perfect balance of spice from the salsa and cool flavor from the cheese. I like to use whole wheat or whole grain and high fiber English muffins, but a plain English Muffin will do.  Bagels are another option, though they do contain more carbs and, of course two slices of bread will also get the job done. 

I hope you enjoy this high-protein breakfast sandwich. It's worth it whether you're pregnant or not!

Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
Serves 2 (double recipe for 4)

Ingredients
2 eggs
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons salsa
2 handfuls spinach
2 tablespoons Colby Jack (or other spicy cheese)
2 whole wheat English muffins (toasted)

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Directions
Whisk together eggs and egg whites.
Heat skillet to medium-high heat and add eggs.
Stir in salsa and spinach and scramble the mixture for about three minutes.

Top with cheese then scoop onto toasted English muffins.

What do you think?

Spinach and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches

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15 comments

  1. Profile photo of kelly kelly says:

    that looks yummmme

  2. Profile photo of Karina Karina says:

    yummm!!
    ilove spinach too.

    def need to make a trip to the groc store. I want a spinach/egg sandwich now

  3. Profile photo of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    will include this in my breakfast menu.

  4. Profile photo of Tanya Tanya says:

    Yum, tried this and it is great! 🙂

  5. Profile photo of gfeld gfeld says:

    looks tasty. gotta taste this!

  6. Profile photo of Marion Marion says:

    so trying this for breakfast!…looks very easy, too 😉

  7. Profile photo of Rose Rose says:

    i love spinach, and crave it once in a while, so i’m going to try this recipe!

  8. Profile photo of Rose Rose says:

    i love spinach, so i’m going to try this recipe! sounds and looks interesting!

  9. Profile photo of EbyMom EbyMom says:

    My family eats spinach so well esp my 2+yr son but has never combined it with eggs. Am going to try it out one morning.

  10. Profile photo of Leah Penny Leah Penny says:

    Our family loves spinach and this sounds so delicious. Probably not a good idea for prego to have read this blog at night. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I have a hard time with the spinach, but this looks pretty good.

  12. Profile photo of thinkobu thinkobu says:

    Tried it!! Yummy Yummy!!

  13. Profile photo of tanzy tanzy says:

    THIS WAS ABSOLUTLY DELICIOUS.

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