Last week, I popped into Subway for a sandwich, which is what I usually do when I need something fast, healthy and cheap for lunch. My standard fare is a 6-inch veggie sandwich on wheat with most of the fixings. But as the Sandwich Artist—isn't that what they're called?—asked me if I wanted cheese (yes), I happened to notice a container of egg whites in line with the rest of the cold cuts. Intrigued, I had her throw some on. I love me a good egg sandwich, but I can honestly say that I never new this was a menu item at The Sub.
Can I just say, I'm obsessed.
Now, I'm not a vegetarian. I'm just really, almost annoyingly picky about the cold cuts I eat. When I'm at the grocery store, I splurge on the high-end cuts that lack added sodium and excess fillers. It's just how I roll, but I'm sure this isn't how Subway rolls—not judging at all, as I do sometimes still go for the turkey sandwich, I just...you know, err on the side of caution more often than not.
Anyway, I ended up going back to Subway the next day because I, well...I wanted that damn sandwich again! And I've eaten it two more times since, except that I've made those last two sandwiches at home.
The ingredients are all super cheap, and you might even have some of them at home already. Basically speaking, it's all about piling on the veggies. Here's what I used:
Plus, two slices of toasted wheat bread and this, the egg:
While I much prefer the stove top method, making an egg in the microwave is my time-saver method of choice. It takes my microwave one minute to perfectly cook an egg, after which I pile it high on the bread with everything else.
And then I sprinkle it all with some oregano and black pepper. Clutch move, I swear. And yes, you can get both at Subway.
Put the final slice on, cut in two and you're ready to eat.
In case you're wondering, THIS is my other favorite healthy egg sandwich.
Question: Where do you go when you need a quick, healthy lunch?