New healthy fast food for breakfast! Yay! :)

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peasncues

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Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 23:34
A decent fast food breakfast, finally!

I'm all about avoiding fast food, whenever possible, but sometimes you have to bite it and eat on the road.

Subway has a new "English muffin (light/wheat) with egg and cheese" sandwich. You can get either egg white, or regular eggs, and all the veggies you want.
With added spinach, tomato, onion, or whatever tickles your fancy, it's not a bad breakfast for "fast" food.

Subway Egg & Cheese English Muffin
140 Calories
3.5g grams of fat
18g carbs
12g protein
5g fiber

(Click the link for Subway's nutrition information table, it's toward the bottom of the first page.)
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AmyCoulon

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Posted: 01 May 2010, 21:46
I keep wt watchers bagels in the freezer. Toast one of those and slap some fat free peanut butter. The bagels are great, a goog amt of fiber and even decent protein for a bread item.
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sromero

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Posted: 03 May 2010, 15:07
yummm thanks for sharing!!
staciejaye

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Posted: 03 May 2010, 15:28
Hmmm...doesn't seem to add up to me. The calories for one of those breakfast sandwiches with a regular egg (as opposed to egg whites) is 170 according to that website.

The problem is, an english muffin is usually around 130/140 calories. Even if a "light wheat" english muffin is hypothetically only 100 calories, 1 whole egg is still 70 calories on it's own. That doesn't include the cheese either.

An english muffin and egg on it's own should be around 200 calories and then add the cheese (1 slice of american is around 50/60 calories).

I don't get it...
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YMark

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Posted: 03 May 2010, 15:46
AmyCoulon wrote:
slap some fat free peanut butter

Fat free peanut butter? Are you sure? You wouldn't have peanut butter if it was fat free.

staciejaye wrote:
Hmmm...doesn't seem to add up to me. The calories for one of those breakfast sandwiches with a regular egg (as opposed to egg whites) is 170 according to that website.

The problem is, an english muffin is usually around 130/140 calories. Even if a "light wheat" english muffin is hypothetically only 100 calories, 1 whole egg is still 70 calories on it's own. That doesn't include the cheese either.

An english muffin and egg on it's own should be around 200 calories and then add the cheese (1 slice of american is around 50/60 calories).

I don't get it...


I'm with Stacie. I have a hard time believing that is only 140 calories. But that isn't necessarily bad. If everyone ate that for breakfast, the world would be healthier.

Mark
staciejaye

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 10:58
Ok...so I emailed Subway and got a response from one of their reps who said this:

"In response to your email, it is a light English muffin that we use - which is 90 calories. On the English muffin, only a 1/2 portion of egg and 1/2 portion of cheese is used which keeps the calories low."

So I guess that's how they get the 170 calories, but not sure if half an egg is enough protein for me for breakfast to keep me going. I'll try it though!

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confusedange...

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 11:45
Alternately..

1 light thomas multigrain muffin = 100 calories.
TWO servings of egg whites = 60 calories
1 serving fat free shredded cheese = 45 calories

total, 205 calories... 35 more than subways sandwich... but far worth it.

that's what i just had for lunch.

i even got daring and threw 15 calories of salsa on it. muhahaha!
hummingbird5

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Posted: 07 May 2010, 11:57
I have never seen fat free peanut butter. I have also noticed the reduced fat has a lot more carbs in it. I will stick to the all natural peanut butter, at least I know what is in it.
AmyCoulon

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 21:37
Oh right, I meant reduced fat PB. Sorry for the error folks. Smile
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anapdc

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Posted: 15 May 2010, 00:57
I eat a lot for breakfast Smile
That is what works for me and curbs my hunger, plus I work out in the morning.

Usually, I eat 2 small eggs (with 1 tsp of flaxseed meal), 1 whole wheat toast, less than half a cup of low fat milk with cocoa.

Usually I try to spread 400 cals for each meal and 400 cals for snacks throughout the day (total 1600 a day). These days I am shooting for 500 bf and 300 dinner to see if I lose more.
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melmi20

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Posted: 18 May 2010, 10:48
I was in Chicago this past weekend and Subway was a tremendous help! With just a microwave and fridge in my hotel room, I hit up the subway at the local walmart and enjoyed that western egg white english muffin and got a ham sub for later. Of course I would've preferred making my egg white burrito (totally love la tortilla factory!), but a subway egg white muffin is a lot better than eating/struggling/tempting at the $15 all you can eat buffet at the hotel!
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