Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rain, rain go away...

Well, at least it's not snow!! It's supposed to rain all day today. I am so ready for spring!

I have been getting up with my husband for the last couple of weeks and making him breakfast. This is a first in our 23 1/2 yr marriage. He says that he is not a breakfast person, but I know it's because he likes to sleep as long as he can, so he skips it. Ever since we had the heart attack scare (acid reflux) I have been doing this. A lot the time he will skip lunch as well and then come home and eating enough for 2 people, watch tv for a couple of hours and then go to bed. Hence, acid reflux.

We have always worked different schedules and have never had to be at work at the same time. He has a 30 minute drive and has to be there at 7:30, I have a 10 minutes drive and have to be there at 9. So I sleep later than he does and also we are not sharing the bathroom getting ready for work.

I have enjoyed doing this for him. It's just us up in the morning and of course the dogs. I get up and let the dogs out and start on an egg sandwich for him, which he loves. Then I either go lay down for another hour or read my bible, do laundry, make my breakfast and then get ready to go.

His egg sandwich is 2 pieces of toast with a little butter, grape jelly on one side, a slice of am cheese on the other and 2 scrambles eggs in the middle. He doesn't know it yet and I am not going to tell him, but I am going to slowing start replacing his ingredients. First I am going to start with Egg Beaters and mix a little with 1 egg and then weane him to all Egg Beaters. Then probably the butter to Smart Balance, I use Country Crock now. And then the am cheese to a lower fat variety. I'll change him to wheat bread, as well. I figure if I do this in steps he won't notice the changes.

My breakfast was an egg sandwich made this way:

1 slice of Ezekiel bread, no sugar in it, it is a sprouted grain bread and organic
1 organic egg, scrambled and the pan misted with EVOO
1 slice of am cheese
and a little butter and 1/2 tbs grape jelly on the bread

So I had 1 less egg and 1 less piece of bread and less butter, my sandwich was 210 calories.

Lunch soon or now...


  1. Very nice on the healthier eating! Hope hubs takes to the new and improved way of eating! If you are looking for flavor, instead of butter, think of things like italian seasoning, pizza sauce or salsa as a topping for eggs. Low calorie and tasty.