This month's recipe is a morning favorite for me. An ode to my sister-in-law's brilliant name for an over-easy egg, the bloop bloop sandwich is protein-rich and delicious. While it's not a recipe for those of you working on a weight-loss goal, some are seeking a diet to balance hormones, stabilize blood sugar, or help aid in muscle building. This is the kind of breakfast you want to be eating! Some weeks, I eat it as often as 3 or 4 mornings out of the 7.
A successful bloop-bloop comes down to the quality of ingredients. The sandwich (which I prefer to eat open-faced, as pictured) is made of just three ingredients: bread, cheese, and egg. It's not a complicated "recipe"...in fact, if you know how to fry an egg, you can figure this one out from the photo alone. So instead of typing up a step-by-step, I'll elaborate on choosing good quality bread, cheese, and eggs.
Please, please don't cheat yourself on empty carbs. Choose a sugar-free whole wheat bread (in case you're unfamiliar with looking for this ingredient, white flour is labeled "wheat flour" while whole wheat flour will always be labeled as such). Or, if you're gluten free, choose a whole-grain gluten free bread.
I strive to buy all organic animal products, but cheese that is made from the milk of grass-fed cows is perfect. Grass-fed cows are healthier animals who product milk with fats that our bodies know how to digest. I love a grass-fed sharp white cheddar for this. Yellow cheese is hard to trust because it typically contains food dye.
If organic eggs are out of reach (being too expensive or unavailable), purchase antibiotic and hormone free, free-range eggs. Again, they come from healthier chickens.
Whatever it is, enjoy protein-rich breakfasts this week!