Being a food blogger and soon to be Registered Dietitian, you can only imagine how many other foodies and bloggers I follow on social media. I have a friend who posted a picture of an egg and asparagus sandwich at a restaurant she was at…and my jaw dropped. It.looked.so.good! I took a screen shot of it as a reminder to create one of my own and this is what I came up with. Don’t laugh but I honestly have never thought about pairing egg and asparagus together but the combo is super tasty…especially slathered in-between two slices of garlic bread!
Since I am blogging about healthy BBQ dishes/sides for your Memorial Day weekend I figured this could be sort of a breakfast or brunch item to hold you over until the BBQ starts! I would not necessarily recommend eating that much bread, but for the picture it looked good 😉
This is so simple, healthy and will hit the spot! I love including veggies at breakfast because it’s a perfect way to get a portion of the 2-3 cups that is recommended in your daily diet. Also, consuming breakfast can help promote a healthy weight – which we all want right?!
All in all, this breakfast/brunch item is satisfying and a healthy alternative to a breakfast burrito loaded with bacon or other high fat processed meats. Enjoy with some fresh fruit or a yogurt, yum!
- 2 slices of French Bread
- 2 Tbsp. mozzarella cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup asparagus
- 1 tsp. fresh garlic
- 3 tsp. Kerrygold butter
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- non-stick spray
- Melt 2 tsp. butter and mix in the garlic powder and fresh garlic. Spread this mixture on the inside of the two slices of bread. Toast bread either in the toaster or on a pan on the stove. Set aside.
- Spray a pan with non-stick spray, cut the asparagus in thirds and cook asparagus until tender.
- While the asparagus cooks, heat 1 tsp. butter in a pan and scramble the eggs. Once the eggs are about half way cooked toss in the cheese, salt and pepper. Mix the cooked asparagus in with the eggs and place inside your garlic bread to make a sandwich!