The Abs Diet: Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

The other day I was searching my house for a hat to wear to the gym when I stumbled upon a book I bought years ago and never cracked open. It was just meant to be.

The book happened to be The Abs Diet by David Zinczenko. I knew I would have a few minutes to kill before class so I threw the book in my gym bag to read in the sauna for a few minutes.

You guys, how did I not read this before?! It is amazing.

Basically, the idea is that abs are not made in the gym alone, but a majority of the work is done in the kitchen. In reality, the book didn't really present anything to me I already didn't know, but it did lay out a plan for eating that was much more tangible than I had imagined.

I will let you do your research on it, just know that this really isn't a "diet". I am eating more now than ever before. I am just making sure I eat the best foods possible at the right times of the day. And each of my meals tries to incorporate at least two of the ABS DIET POWER foods. Find that list here.

Today for lunch I decided to take a recipe from the book for a breakfast sandwich and make it my own. Here you have my Abs Diet Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich....for lunch.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of whole wheat toast
  • 1 slice of Canadian bacon
  •  1 tbs of low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tbs roasted red pepper hummus
  • 2 slices of avocado
  • Dash of paprika

  1. Toast bread in the toaster.
  2. Prepare egg as desired. 
    1. I like mine over medium--usually I cook it over medium-high heat. 1 minute uncovered, 1 minute covered, flip for 1 extra minute covered.
  3. While the egg is cooking slice avocado.
  4. Spread hummus on toast.
  5. Add Canadian bacon (pre-cooked) to skillet about a minute before the egg is done.
  6.  Top toast with shredded mozzarella and then cover with the bacon and egg. This allows the cheese to melt naturally. 
  7. Sprinkle with paprika.
  8. Enjoy! I like to top mine with diced tomatoes, hot sauce, or salsa.


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