Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon

6 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 13 Comments

Every time I hear people say it takes too much time or money to eat healthier/lighter I cringe. Sure it CAN be but there are plenty of ways to make small changes to your diet that can be done on a budget and made just as fast as waiting in a drive-thru line. Because let’s be honest, fast food may be convenient but it isn’t always fast and it’s rarely good for you. 

I won’t spend any more time on my soapbox, I promise as I eat at fast food more than I’d like to admit. I’m just popping in really quick to share my breakfast, which took me at most, 2 minutes to make.

I’m not joking.

And it was not only DELICIOUS, but it was under 250 calories!

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and BaconI used ham, bacon bits and spinach to make my egg because I’m a bit of a meat fanatic and I’ve trained myself to always add at least one vegetable. However, you could use anything you like or nothing at all.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 Whole Wheat English muffin
  • 1 thin slice of deli ham
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp (7g) of real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup (20g) fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • Salt, pepper and Non-stick cooking spray

Toast the English muffin.

Find a small dish or mug that roughly has the same diameter of your English muffin. Spray it with a bit of non-stick cooking spray and place the slice of ham on the bottom. You may have to fold it.

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Step 1

Prepare/weigh out your other ingredients.

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - ingredients

Crack the egg into the dish with the ham, break the yolk and mix it a bit.

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Step 2

Add in the spinach and bacon bits. You may think it’s too much but just keep tossing with the egg until the spinach is all moist.

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Step 3

Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and then microwave for 30 seconds. It will come out looking something like this …

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Step 4

Give it a quick stir and cook for an additional 30-40 seconds until it’s no longer runny in the middle.

Run your fork along the edge and pop out your cooked egg!

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Step 5

Place it on your toasted English muffin with a little ketchup, of course, and enjoy!

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Done

This is an easy one to take in the car on your way to work although I ate it while getting the 2-year-old dressed and the 7-year-old on the bus. :)

Egg MugMuffin with Spinach, Ham and Bacon - Bite

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
235 9g 3g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 3g 24g 18g

See other recipes using: bacon bits, egg, english muffin, ham, spinach

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    May 17, 2013

    oh wow it looks delicious.

    Janel @ Creating Tasty Stories

    May 17, 2013

    I had one of the McDonald's Egg White Delights for my breakfast. This looks so much tastier than the McD's one! Will give this a try soon.


    May 17, 2013

    The microwave is a great way to cook up some scrambled eggs in the morning. Perfect for an english muffin! I have had an egg sandwich for breakfast, almost every day, for the past two years!


    May 17, 2013

    I use a ramekin to cook my eggs. Perfect size for an English muffin!


    May 19, 2013

    I'm going to be going to play in a football game and I need to make my diet more health so I've cut out alots of fat and sugary foods. Thanks for this easy to make and go recipe.


    May 20, 2013

    This looks delish! I am working on new ways to do eggs since I will be eating them daily for breakfast now having gestational diabetes. This will be so easy to grab and go! Thanks Roni!


    May 24, 2013

    GENIUS!!!! I added just a tiny bit of feta cheese to mine and it was extra delicious.


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    May 28, 2013

    This looks like quite a delicious recipe! I'll have to try this out over the weekend! Thanks for sharing.


    May 29, 2013

    I tried this recipe this morning and thought it was fabulous. I skipped the ham and added a tomato slice. I'm a mayo gal so I added that and probably wrecked the heathliness of it but oh well, I'm closer than I was before. I'm already thinking of all the different ingredients that would work well (sauteed onions, cooked bulk sausage, peppers). Thanks again for the great recipes on here.

    Myrna Baez

    April 25, 2014

    Soy mexicana y me encanta tu sitio ya que lucho por bajar de peso, quisiera saber donde pone Información nutricional que quiere decir WWPs ¿a que se refiere? Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos y tu don con nosotros


    April 25, 2014

    Hi Myrna! It stands for Weight Watchers Points (WWP) and Weight Watchers Points Plus (WWPP) for those that follow that diet. Glad you like the site! -Roni


    July 2, 2015

    This has been my go to breakfast the last couple days, minus the ham. This morning I begin making it and realize I used all the spinach yesterday and forget to get some while I was out...UGH. So I spot a bag of pre-shredded broccoli coleslaw in the fridge and I get my wyc-wyc on. I chop about a 1/2 cup up smaller and throw it in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften it before adding the other ingredients. The result...YUMMY. Thanks for always inspiring me to eat as healthy as possible and for thinking out of the box with my choices.