Back in the day, I used to occasionally order a McDonald’s Sausage Burrito before heading into work. It was 300 calories worth of egg, sausage, peppers and cheese on a white tortilla. Now that’s the calories for 1 sandwich (which is awfully small might I add). So because of its size I would typically order 2, plus a side of hash browns. The sandwiches were “filling” in the moment, but 2 or so hours later I felt hungry again.
These days I create healthier alternatives to breakfast items at home (which I have also been known to eat as a lunch). The sandwiches can be eaten when prepared and/or even brought out with me on the go. The greatest part is they’re filling, healthier and I know exactly what’s in it.
These wraps are made on Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas. The filling is made with ½ cup fat free egg substitute (Egg Beaters) tossed with diced onion and green pepper, 2/3 cup Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes, and 1 ½ slices of bacon.Topped off with sriracha for an added bit of spice/flavor.
The entire meal (both tortillas) are only 7 points plus. Not bad for a filling and delicious meal!
I’ve been craving this burger for weeks. My boyfriend makes undoubtedly THE best hamburgers. He seasons the meat with a few ingredients, but he adds onions and green peppers to the mixture. He does it in a way that everything still stays together, without the use of an egg, and doesn’t fall apart on the grill. It’s amazing and SO delicious.One would think it would taste like a meatloaf, but it really doesn’t. It’s just a butt kicking hamburger! In the past, he would have used a 80/20 or 85/15 cut beef, but for me he graciously uses my 93/7 ground beef.
He made his burgers, grilled them and served them up along with some sliced tomato and lettuce. This really is a perfect summertime food.I enjoyed mine on a Trader Joe’s Multigrain Slim with some reduced sugar ketchup and spicy mustard. My whole burger was only 5 points plus and it was incredibly filling.
On the side, since it was too hot to turn the oven on, I threw a potato in the microwave for a few minutes until it was cooked through. I sliced it up into wedges, topped it with a little French fry seasoning and garnished it with a side of ketchup. It’s a little ode to fries.I saw this on a fellow blogger and Weight Watcher members Instagram feed and immediately decided I had to try it (since I love potatoes and ketchup). It’s a match made in heaven … and it’s only 3 points plus (for a 5.5 oz cooked potato). Potatoes = Power foods which equals fullness!
Who needs McDonald’s when you can have a delicious meal like this at home?Especially when the whole plate pictured only “cost” me 8 points plus values!