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Ham + Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich 🧇
Chaffles are the ultra-popular low-carb waffle trend, but they can be eaten in many different ways. These are PACKED with protein, so they make for a quick easy meal whenever hunger strikes! Chaffles are an awesome breakfast idea alongside some fresh fruit, but I’ve also enjoyed them occasionally for dinner when I find myself home alone because everyone else has evening sports & activities. It’s nice to have a few super quick meal ideas like this to help keep drive-thru and delivery foods to a minimum.
Disclaimer for Chaffles: They require A LOT of cheese, which goes against my usual suggestion to keep cheese servings to a light sprinkle here or there. For the cheese lover, these are really really fun, delicious, and convenient to enjoy occasionally!
🥦 You can add diced vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, or broccoli. Also, try using different cheeses to change up the flavor.
🧀 Cheese please:
Instead of buying pre-shredded cheese, I like to find a block of grass-fed cheese ON SALE and shred it myself….or better yet enlist one of the kids for this duty.
Many pre-shredded varieties are coated in very strange things (anti-caking & clumping garbage) that actually interfere with the natural texture and melting quality.
🐷 What’s my take on processed deli meats?
The studies are clear.
We should limit our consumption of deli meats due to many possible and/or proven health risks.
At my house, we consume deli meats about once a week or sometimes just several times per month.
They are part of our life because preparing EVERYTHING from scratch is simply not going to always happen for this momma, also: we do enjoy deli meat!
For the average BUSY family that requires quick staples such as deli meats to get them through the week without grabbing fast food, what do WE look for?! Here’s my helpful list (and
YES, it’s really hard to believe this much crap can be hidden and added into cold cuts!) If possible choose meats containing:
No nitrates: Sodium nitrate/sodium nitrite
No BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
No BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
No Smoked/naturally smoked/smoke flavor: Could contain unlisted toxic chemicals.
No Corn syrup
Look for humanely-raised, pasture raised meats if possible.
Look for lower sodium.
Good luck shopping! And just so you know, I personally believe that we don’t need to obsess or be ULTRA rigid with our healthy lifestyle…I believe that it’s great to be educated, but even better not to stress over every little thing!
➡️ If you like this recipe, you’ll also like our quick omelet in a mug recipe.
NOTE: I use a Dash mini waffle iron and it works great for these.
- avocado oil or coconut oil cooking spray
- 2 large eggs
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated
- 4 slices nitrate-free ham or deli roasted turkey breast
Heat your waffle iron and spray well with avocado oil.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a tiny pinch of sea salt and ground pepper.
Fold in your grated cheese.
Take a big spoonful of your egg mixture and pour into the iron waffle and fill the slot as you regularly would.
Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the chaffles are golden brown and puffed.
Don’t overcook or else they will become chewy.
Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Slice your chaffle in half and stuff with ham or turkey breast. Serve immediately while hot and cheesy.
Or let the chaffles cool and add them to your lunch box for later.