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Super-size Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches

Serves 4-6

The drive-thru windows are always trying to get you to super-size for an extra nickel. In the end, all those “food bargains” end up super-sizing us! If you have a BIG appetite, this is a tasty, healthy way to go. It’s a meal that will keep you going and keep you in the same size jeans. Open wide!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
  • 1 pound ground chicken or ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 sandwich-size whole wheat English muffins
  • 8 egg whites or whole eggs, your choice
  • 1/4 cup milk or reduced fat milk
  • A dash or 2 of hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional toppers:

  • Thinly sliced apple
  • Tomato slices
  • Sliced dill pickles


  1. Pre-heat broiler.
  2. Pre-heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken or turkey breast, maple syrup, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Form four large, thin patties and cook 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove and reserve.

  4. Heat another tablespoon of EVOO in the skillet. Beat egg whites or eggs with milk, salt and pepper, hot sauce and chopped scallion. Pop the split English muffins under the broiler to toast when you add eggs to the skillet.
  5. Scramble eggs, then remove the muffins from oven. Top each muffin bottom with a sausage patty, a quarter of the eggs and 1/4 cup cheese. Reserve the tops and place the sammies under the broiler for one minute to melt cheese. Top with sliced apples or tomatoes or pickles or just set the tops in place and serve.