Sausage & Veggie Breakfast Sandwich
Nutrition-minded moms (and grandmoms) plan protein-packed meals for their families. They know that a nutritious breakfast starts off the day better with a filled tummy. Why not begin the day with a breakfast sandwich?
When you feel full, the cravings don’t gnaw at you as much. A breakfast that includes plenty of protein helps fend off snack cravings. This Breakfast Sandwich – Sausage and Veggie meal will load you up on protein. Have it first thing in the morning or for brunch. It’s quick and easy. Pop the patties in the microwave, toast the bread, and your meal is ready for eating.
Live in a tiny place with limited cooking appliances? Try this fat breakfast sandwich filled with protein deluxe. All you need is a microwave and toaster (just a microwave will do).
If you know me well, you know that I love breakfast and post often about it at Kitchen Hospitality. The word “breakfast” means more to me than just the first meal of the day. It means that any kind of food that I like to eat for the first meal of the day can be eaten any time of the day or night. Pancakes, waffles, toast, French toast, eggs, sausage (getting hungry yet?), grits (yeah, you can’t take grits away from the Southern girl), Cream of Wheat, oatmeal, and the list goes on and on, are genuine good-for-all-day breakfast foods.
You would think that after years of eating breakfast, options would be limited. Not so. I’m amazed at how many new recipes can be created. A relative or friend will suggest that you try oatmeal a different way or Greek yogurt mixed with a homemade granola mix. People come up with new food combinations all the time. For instance, who ever heard of Greek yogurt when I grew up in the ’60’s? I didn’t even know what yogurt was when I was a kid.
When life’s surprises happen to you, causing you to suddenly have to become frugal in every way possible, you learn to deal with it. Ideas pop in your head just from looking at what is in the pantry. On-hand pantry foods generate many newly-created recipes all because payday is days away, and you’re running out of certain ingredients. So you get by with what you have and learn to substitute. It’s called living frugally and stretching the budget. Need encouragement in the frugal department? Read How I’ve Learned To Live Frugally at cozylittlehouse.com.
Grocery budgeting helps you do two things. Save money for other needs. Become creative in the kitchen. There are a few stories I could tell you about that. I’m sure you have some you could share, too. I’ll tell you about two.
Ever heard of Grandy’s, a restaurant that serves chicken, rolls, and cinnamon rolls? You walk in and are welcomed by a grandmotherly, friendly greeter. At least, that’s how it used to be. I haven’t been to any of Grandy’s restaurants for years.
When my husband and I were young and broke, we were helping out at a church in a city where there was a Grandy’s. Often, we were lean on groceries. Sometimes, we would go to Grandy’s and order the one- (or maybe it was two) piece meal that came with a roll and all-you-can-drink sweet tea.
The other story goes along with that same time frame when we were helping the church out. Most of the time, we ate at home which was a duplex. A particular time, all we had in the frig was a package of ham lunchmeat, cheese, and a package of flour tortillas. My hubby said he would fix dinner (not the way it usually was – now, he is the most fabulous griller ever). The duplex had a gas stove, so hubby chopped up the ham and cheese and cooked the tortillas on the burner. We ate in style that night – blackened (but not burnt) ham and cheese burritos! I’ll never forget that fun time, watching my husband cook and eating the tasty burritos.
On other occasions, we would go to Grandy’s just for a cinnamon roll and tea and, of course, share. Recently, we passed by a few in Texas and Oklahoma, and I reminisced about those extreme frugal days. In spite of those lean times, we actually had fun – not that it was fun being broke, which reminds me. I know, I know. I said two stories. I promise this next one is the last one. It’s amazing, though.
We didn’t know anyone in the city except the people at the church. No one knew about our state of finances. One day a lady from the church showed up at our door with several bags of groceries! My eyes still tear up at the memory. You don’t forget times like that.
Freezer Food for the Frugal
You can purchase veggie and sausage patties in the freezer section at your supermarket. The package of veggie patties I buy contains 16 patties, and the package of pork sausage patties I like to use contains 14 patties. That amounts to approximately 14 breakfast sausage meals and 16 veggie meals, less of one or the other if you combine the sausage and veggie like I have in the recipe below. But if you stretch out the meals by only serving the patties individually, then you can have 30 meals.
One person could actually almost live on a package of veggie patties and a package of sausage patties for 30 days – sausage for breakfast and veggie for lunch or dinner. You’d probably lose weight on just that alone. Make it more frugal, and cut the patties in half (they’re huge). You see where I’m going with this, right? When you’re in a financial crunch, you can make it if you get a little creative. Go visit PattyCakesPantry.com for great ideas on stocking up on freezer food for the frugal family. Patty Cakes comes up with fun and delightful recipe creations.
Sausage & Veggie Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Breakfast Sandwich - Sausage & Veggie
- 1 Morning Star Garden Veggie Patty
- 1 Great Value Original Pork Sausage Patty
- 2 Slices Raisin Bread
- 2 Teaspoons Andersen's Wild Blueberry Jam
- Cook sausage and veggie patties in the microwave according to package instructions.
- Toast rasin bread.
- Spread jam on bread.
- Place patties between slices of bread.
Jam nutritional values are not included in above amounts. Sparkspeople.com lists 20 calories and 0 for all other values, serving size 1 tablespoon, for their blueberry jam.
You can change up the Breakfast Sandwich – Sausage and Veggie recipe with these three options:
- Use potato, whole wheat, or other bread of your choice if you don’t care for raisin bread.
- Substitute your favorite jelly or jam for the blueberry.
- Cut down on nutritional values by only using the veggie or sausage patty instead of both.
If you like nutritional sausage and veggies for breakfast, see Kitchen Hospitality’s recipe for a sausage and veggie breakfast spinach wrap.
Got an idea for a breakfast sandwich and like to share? I’d love to hear your idea if you have a moment to share in the comments section of this post.
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