I absolutely despise McDonald’s. As a matter of fact I vowed when Lincoln was born that he would never go to McDonald’s ever. He was going to be the only kid in the first world who had never had a Happy Meal or ordered a Mc-anything.
When Lincoln was about two years old I had this exact conversation with my mother-in-law, she then informed me that she had been taking Lincoln to McDonald’s for atleast a year already.
Now, of course, like all other kids he’s obsessed with “Old McDonald’s” and spots those big golden arches from miles away. So, he was super thrilled today when I told him we were making Egg McMuffins.
I set up my assembly line of whole wheat english muffins, Morningstar Farms Vegetarian breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheddar cheese slices.
First things first. Get the eggs baking.
I cracked all of the eggs into muffin tins to make them the perfect size for the McMuffins. I also broke the yolks so that each bite will have that yolky flavor.
When cracking eggs I prefer to use Rachael Ray’s garbage bowl method instead of dripping egg white all the way to the garbage can. You gotta have a little sense about you though and not try to crack the eggs INTO the garbage bowl, like I did several times. Doh.
The eggs baked in 10 minutes on 350 degrees.
Then assemble. Muffin, sausage, egg, cheese.
I wrapped each sandwich individually in freezer paper and now I can just take one out at a time, nuke it and have a quick breakfast to throw at my kid while we are scrambling around to get out the door to school.
Mother of the freakin’ year I tell ya.
Each sandwich has 313 calories, 26g carbs, 13g fat and 24g protein.
Today I was (mostly) ON IT.
I did an hour of Box Mania this morning, followed by 40 minutes on the elliptical. Tonight I went to an hour long Iron Yoga class.
My eats today were:
My Overnight Oats again with banana and strawberry preserves. I’ve started adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to the mix.
Lunch was another wrap. I’ve been munching on wraps a lot lately since I first laid my lips on the Hummus Veggie Wrap at Tropical Smoothie a couple months ago. I created my own version today.
Hummus, lettuce, black beans, brown rice, grilled zucchini, onions, salsa and pepper jack cheese.
Dinner had to be quick, fast and in a hurry because I was HANGRY after yoga.
Black bean burger with cucumber salad and roasted asparagus.
And then this …