Reinvent Your Food: The Real Egg Salad Sandwich

A while back, THR’s Instagram account introduced you to The Real Egg Salad Sandwich. Well, yours truly thought it was high-food-craving-time to give you the details!

Look, I HATE when people try to make unhealthy recipes into healthy ones. It’s like, dude, if I want to eat tuna noodle casserole, let me eat the shit out of it. I don’t need a ‘tuna noodle casserole’ recipe which contains almond milk, non-fat greek yogurt and tofu shiritaki noodles. Ew. I’m an 80-20 girl at heart: give me a solid effort 80% of the time and spend the remaining 20% as you desire.

Me during my 20%:

ummm….moving on

Today I present to you The Real Egg Salad Sandwich. Not for the sandwich, but rather the idea. We can reinvent the foods we love in another form and they can be just as delicious, without being made up from an insane ingredient list. I promise.

Image by Kimberly Sabada MS, RD, LDN

Image by Kimberly Sabada MS, RD, LDN

The Real Egg Salad Sandwich

Makes 1 sandwich

2 slices whole wheat bread
2 tablespoons hummus (your favorite)
10 leaves of baby kale
1 radish, thinly sliced
2 slices of red onion, broken apart
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
2 slices of tomato
1/4 avocado mashed with 2 pinches of crushed red pepper

This part is ridiculous. Um, assemble ingredients into a sandwich. I started with hummus, then kale, radish, onion, egg, and tomato. Slather avocado on other slice of  bread and form sandwich.

Yeah. These directions were dumb…

And We’re Back…With Breakfast

Finally! The prodigal daughter returns. I think we both started to think this day would never come. It’s here, you’re not going crazy. The dietetic internship is done. I passed my RD exam. I’m employed at a local Boston hospital as an inpatient RD. Done. You’re caught up.

This blog has been weighing a lot on my mind grapes lately. Getting inspired by a topic you do nothing but think about 5 days a week can take a little digging. So here I am with nothing but a lousy recipe post. You’re welcome. I thought about making this a Weeknight Dinner post, but decided against it due to two of the three ingredients being breakfast items. Do I eat this for dinner? Um, heck yes.

Image by Kimberly Sabada

The Avocado-Lover’s Breakfast

 Serves 1
  • 1 piece whole wheat toast
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 1 poached egg
  • Salt, pepper to taste

On a plate, cover toast with mashed avocado. Top with poached egg. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Wow – this was a ridiculous recipe. Feel free to jazz up with mashed avocado with garlic, onion, tomato, cilantro, etc. (guacamole anyone?). I’m not even going to discuss the fat content on this one – just don’t eat it everyday people and I think we’ll all be okay.