89 cent Sausage McMuffins are everywhere! I have a co-worker who eats at least one a day, and at that price, it's very tempting to toss a healthy breakfast out the window. Because, being a southern girl, I love sausage, I made my own version of the Sausage McMuffin that has less than half the 370 calories and far less than the 34 grams of fat that the original has. It won't cost just 89 cents to make, but who can afford, health-wise, to eat a Sausage McMuffin?
- 1 Thomas' 80 Calorie Whole Grain English Muffin (80 cal vs. 140 for the Mickey D's muffin)
- 1 piece Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage OR 1 piece Morningstar Farms veggie sausage
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk sharp shredded cheddar cheese (about 20 calories)
- Optional: light buttery spread or salsa/picante sauce
Toast muffin and, while it toasts, microwave sausage patty for 45 seconds if using the turkey; 60-75 seconds for veggie because they are frozen. Blot with paper towels, top with cheese and nuke another 20 seconds. When muffin is toasted, spread with margarine or salsa if desired. Top with sausage and cheese and other muffin half. For a heartier version, use 2 sausage patties - still comes in at about 150 calories less than the original! If you don't like whole grain bread, even a regular white English muffin with the lighter sausage and cheese will be a big step up from the McDonald's sandwich.