Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Poor Man’s Egg “Salad” Sandwich

6 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 25 Comments

When I was a kid I had some quirks —  I guess we all do. One of my moms favorite stories about me and my stubbornness is refusing to eat ice cream if it wasn’t chocolate. She just told the story (again) at Labor Day!

I also loved cheese, but hated it melted and for some reason would always ask for my peanut butter and jellies with no jelly, I thought it was gross.  As for hard boiled eggs, well, I liked them but not egg salad. Blech! For some reason smooshing egg up and throwing it on a slice of bread did NOT appeal to me at all. Mostly because I really didn’t like the yolk or mayonnaise. Then again, maybe it’s because it just looks gross!

So egg salad was a no-go but I have a lot of memories of my mom making me sliced egg sandwiches. She’d use just enough mayo to glisten the bread, slice the egg and viola!

I LOVED these, especially on soft fresh bread with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. So simple and so YUMMY!

Simple egg saladNow, of course, I eat ALL kinds of ice cream, love grilled cheese and really can’t live without my natural strawberry jelly. But the thought of egg salad still gives me the heeby jeebies.

Instead I make what I call the “poor man’s” egg salad sandwich and it’s EXACLY how I remember them. I think this is going to become a new staple lunch for me.

Smear the mayo on the bread or roll (you could use a bit more). Arrange egg slices, sprinkle with salt & pepper.


I added some carrots and pepper strips on the side.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
215 10g 5g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 3g 21g 13g

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    September 3, 2008

    i think u read my mind.....i was looking for a simple lunch idea..and you hit the nail on the head with this one...this looks awesome..simple but i know it will be yummy!


    September 3, 2008

    great simple idea! i actually like egg salad but rarely eat it because i don't want to go through the "hassle" of making it. this is much simpler and sounds yummy too!


    September 4, 2008

    Hey Roni - how did you work out the points for this? It says 2 points for 1 sandwich, but the egg alone is 2 points right? Then if it's a roll, another 2 points and the tspn of light mayo another point. Total of 5 points...please correct me if I'm wrong. I did the points in Australia as well as in America and an egg there is only 1 point! So I wonder if they count the points a bit differently here. Thanks and please help me figure this one out!


    September 4, 2008

    Kelley - Thanks for catching it!! I accidently left the info from my Okra stew!! LOL Sorry, all corrected now. 1 tsp of light mayo is not a point so it's only 4.

    Michele D

    September 4, 2008

    You could use light Miracle Whip rather than plain mayo and add some lettuce to make it exactly the way I have always loved it!!! Yummy!


    September 4, 2008

    brilliant :D

    Jill Shelley

    September 4, 2008

    That sandwich does look very appealing. I think I will try it that way. Thanks!


    September 4, 2008

    An egg is only 1pt in Australia?


    September 4, 2008

    LibbyLee - OK, that's unfair!! LOL I still base the points on total nutrition values anyway. I wonder if eggs are smaller down under?!?


    September 4, 2008

    I tried this for dinner tonight ... Surprisingly, I was full (I tend to have a mental block about eating "just a sandwich" for dinner). Of course, I did use a larger whole wheat roll and two eggs, for a total of 7 Points, but it was still very good.


    September 5, 2008

    I have no idea why the points are slightly different. but I also only got 18 points down there where as here I get I think some things might be calculated slightly differently (kilojules instead of calories maybe?) But I must admit - I think I enjoyed it more when it was only 1 point :)


    September 6, 2008

    My favorite thing on the cheap... 1/4 cup of egg beaters (microwave for 1 min) 2 slices of light wheat bread (toasted) 1 T. carb ketchup I figure this at 2 points...I love eggs with lots of ketchup!!! I think it may be a PA thing though ;)


    September 8, 2008

    Sounds delish! Poached egg sandwiches are also delish. I loooove a nice poached egg, with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper and a few shavings of grana (or parmesan or any hard cheese) on it for a salty bite. Best eaten on a crusty whole wheat roll, sometimes with a little raw spinach or arugula...yummy!

    Diva on a Diet

    October 21, 2008

    I love eggs, and this is so simple and perfect! Thanks for the idea! Glad I found your site!


    October 23, 2008

    I've been eating this for the past few days. I LOVE IT and can't stop eating it. tee hee.


    October 25, 2008

    Love your simple recipe. Was boiling eggs and wanted an easy egg sandwich recipe!! You got it!

    Laura Brandon

    January 8, 2009

    so i think i'm going to try this one soon, with some spinach. yum!


    January 20, 2009

    I love this sandwich. Try it with the egg still hot from being boiled, with just a smidgen of light cheese, some thinly sliced tomatoes and some rocket leaves - this is a BIG sandwich which looks amazing. I have it for supper as its too big for a lunch!


    March 24, 2009

    i tried this and added a little bit of curry powder and lettuce and it was soooooo good thanks again 4 a great recipe


    March 31, 2009

    Hi Romi, this looks SO awesome. I have a question regarding the servings. It says 4 servings, but it's one sandwich. So, do you only eat 1/4 of the sandwich? I guess my question is why does it say "4 servings".


    March 31, 2009

    Kaman - Because it's a typo. I'm FAMOUS for them! Thanks for letting me know!!


    February 23, 2010

    I love egg salad so much, but this way is so much better. 3 days in a row, this has been my lunch. Just wonderful and for sure you use much less mayo. Thanks!


    August 28, 2011

    Just wondering why protein isn't included in nutrition facts?


    August 28, 2011

    Because I didn't track it back then and WW didn't use it to calc points. I'm in the processess of updating all my old recipes but it will take awhile. Sorry. :(


    August 30, 2011

    i saw this when you first posted this and I STILL make this for a quick lunch! :)