Strawberry Breakfast Sandwich (Halves)

Jul 15 2015

Combining fruit in sandwiches makes for an easy breakfast idea.

Recipe adapted from HealthyEating.Org.

Serves 8 

Dietitian's Tip: 

Don’t feel limited to strawberries- make it more colorful with raspberries and blueberries while packing in the antioxidants! Add in nuts and seeds for a nice crunch and consider using low-sodium, low-fat cottage cheese instead of cream cheese for a sweet-and-salty flavor.  

Ingredients: 

8 ounces Neufchatel cheese or low-fat cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon grated Lemon zest
4 English muffins, split and toasted
2 cups (about 10 ounces) sliced strawberries 

Preparation: 

1. In food processor, process cheese, honey and zest until well mixed, or mix in bowl with wooden spoon.

2. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese mixture on cut side of 1 muffin half; top with one-quarter cup strawberries.

3. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 8 half-sandwiches. 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving- Calories 143; Total Fat 5 g; Saturated Fat 3 g; Carbohydrates 21 g; Protein 5 g; Fiber 3 g; Sodium 290 mg; Potassium 195 mg; Magnesium 30 mg; Calcium 135 mg