I am a huge believer in intuitive eating. I eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m not. I don’t force myself to eat if I’m not hungry. It’s so important to listed to what your body is telling you. Because of this I normally practice intermittent fasting. Simply put, I fast for about 16 hours, from dinner until lunch the next day. I’m rarely hungry for breakfast so I don’t force myself to eat it.
But lately I’ve been starving by 10AM. I’ll be going about my day and then realize I really want some food, and I don’t have food, and I’m not going to buy some sketchy food at a random sidewalk shop so I wait to eat the lunch that I’ve packed for myself. I was thinking about easy breakfast recipe I could take on the go and eat quickly when I want. What are some easy, portable breakfast foods? I thought. Scrambled eggs? Definitely not. Muffins? Let’s get real, muffins are dessert. What do people buy for quick breakfasts? Egg McMuffins! What’s in an Egg McMuffin? Nothing good.
ENGLISH MUFFIN WITH 8 g WHOLE GRAIN
Ingredients: Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Yeast, Maltodextrin, Cornmeal, Contains 2% Or Less: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Wheat Gluten, Soybean Oil, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Natural Flavor (Plant Source), Dough Conditioners (DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono- and Tricalcium Phosphate, Enzymes), Calcium Citrate, Citric Acid, Wheat Starch, Torula Yeast, Caramel Color, Sorbitan Monostearate.
Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).
PASTEURIZED PROCESS AMERICAN CHEESE
Ingredients: Milk, Cream, Water, Cheese Culture, Sodium Citrate, Contains 2% or Less of: Salt, Citric Acid, Sodium Phosphate, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Enzymes, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Natural Flavor (Dairy Source), Color Added, Soy Lecithin (Added for Slice Separation).
CANADIAN STYLE BACON
Ingredients: Pork, Water, Sugar, Salt, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Sodium Diacetate And Sodium Nitrite (Preservatives).
Ingredients: Liquid Soybean Oil and Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Artificial Flavor, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene (Color).
There are approximately 894265657 ingredients in an Egg McMuffin. That is weird and gross.
Here is how to make a healthy version.
Paleo Egg McMuffins
- 4 English Muffins see notes
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices of prosciutto
- Make the English Muffins according to directions and set aside.
- Line a muffin pan with 4 muffin tins. On the bottom, place the slices of prosciutto.
- Crack the egg on top of the prosciutto.
- Bake on 350 for about 12 minutes.
- Serve on the English Muffins with cheese, lettuce, tomato, whatever you like.
- I wrapped these tightly in plastic wrap, you could also freeze them.