My hubby and I shop for the majority of our groceries together on the weekends, but Apolinaras usually heads to the store by himself when we need something during the week. I try to help him out by structuring the list so it goes in order of the store aisles and usually he remembers everything. But, there’s one thing he never forgets and actually will get without me even asking – mini whole wheat bagels! I go through them really quickly because I like to have one as a snack after work when I’m starving but still need to throw something together for dinner. I also like to make quick mini bagel pizzas when Apolinaras is at one of his networking events and I’m on my own for dinner. But my favorite way to enjoy them is in mini breakfast sandwiches! I’ve already professed my love of breakfast sandwiches and make them practically every weekend.
I decided to mix things up this week adding roasted tomatoes and creamy ricotta cheese mixed with fresh basil, along with my usual eggs and turkey bacon. I think a normal serving is two little sandwiches, which I noted below, but I actually couldn’t resist them and ate three! I was completely stuffed afterwards, but it was worth it. They are addicting!
Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
6 slices turkey bacon
2 small tomatoes, sliced
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
6 mini whole wheat bagels, split and toasted
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towel. Cut each strip in half.
Clean out skillet and add sliced tomatoes. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes over medium high heat or until tender, flipping once.
Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Whisk eggs, milk, and salt, in a small bowl and add to the skillet. Cook until eggs are set on the bottom and bubbly on top. Cut in half and turn eggs over to finish cooking until eggs are set, then cut eggs into six equal portions.
Mix ricotta and basil in a small bowl until smooth.
Spread ricotta cheese mixture on bottom half of each mini bagel. Top with the tomato, eggs, and bacon. Cover with top halves of muffins. Makes 3 servings.
Nutrition: 456 calories, 16.5g fat, 2.6g fiber, 24.9g protein per serving
Cost: $1.16 per serving