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Quick and Easy Meal Ideas for the Family Caregiver: The Breakfast Sandwich
December 15, 2015
Caregiver in Saratoga CACooking up fresh and healthy meals is one of the primary tasks a family caregiver will do. While there are times when you might want to craft a dream meal, it is severely important to have a faster option that doesn't sacrifice nutrition or tastiness. For breakfast, the egg muffin is a versatile recipe that makes a minimal mess and is ready in less than fifteen minutes, even when you opt for some of the tasty alternative versions.The Basics of the Egg MuffinMain Ingredients2 eggs
1 tablespoon of water or milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 whole wheat English muffin
A smattering of butterDirectionsYou will need a microwave, a toaster, and a small bowl that has a flat bottom and is safe for the microwave.
Spray the bowl with a vegetable oil cooking spray or coat lightly with butter. Crack the eggs into the bowl. Add the milk, salt, and pepper to the bowl. With a fork or whisk, vigorously stir the eggs until the color and texture is smooth and uniform with a scattering of bubbles interspersed throughout. Cover the bowl with a paper towel and place in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds on high.
For the muffin, cut it in half and place it in the toaster for three to four minutes. Feel free to play with the time, but the whole wheat will need a bit longer than one made from bleached flour. The ideal texture is a golden brown on both sides with a firm and crispy texture on the cut surface. Apply a thin layer of butter to both sides.Variety HourNo one likes to eat the same thing every day, and the egg muffin has a ton of room for expansion into flavor profiles that are as healthy as they are exciting. The below varieties are just a small set of examples for the potential the dish has.The Classic Ham and CheeseWhile the eggs are in the microwave, take a slice of deli ham and pan fry it on medium heat until both sides gain a crispy brown covering. Place the ham and a slice of cheddar onto the basic muffin.The Greco BrecoTake four ounces of ground breakfast sausage and a 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese, combine, and mold into a patty. Add half a teaspoon of dill weed and half a teaspoon of black pepper on both sides. Pan fry on medium to high heat, flipping after five to six minutes and cooking until the majority of the surface is a dark brown. Place on the muffin, and enjoy!The Fresh Mediterranean CapreseAdd a slice of tomato, a small helping of shredded mozzarella cheese, and two or three basil leaves for a vibrant caprese egg muffin.If you or an aging loved one are looking for caregiver services in Saratoga, CA, please call Familiar Surroundings Home Care. Call today!Santa Clara County: (408) 600-2760 San Mateo County: (650) 458-0140Santa Cruz County: (831) 325-0890