Healthy Eggs Benedict

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

Ready in less than an hour, this healthy eggs benedict is still the prefect indulgent brunch that we all enjoy, but much less calorific!

Lynne and I love this healthier version as a weekend brunch, especially after we’ve got back from the gym on a Saturday morning.

This is how we do it……..

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

How To Assemble Your Healthy Eggs Benedict

1. Make the healthy hollandaise sauce. (It can be re-heated)

2. Make my fresh quick English Muffins.

3. Grill the bacon.

4. Toast the English Muffins.

5. Poach the eggs.

6. Place a slice of bacon on top of each toasted muffin.

7. Place a poached egg on the bacon.

8. Serve topped with the healthy hollandaise sauce and some freshly grated black pepper.

9. Enjoy the deliciousness.

So, not only are we enjoying this healthy well-earned brunch together, but the eggs are giving us a pretty good protein fix to repair those well-worked muscles too!

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

You’ll also see now, the reason for Tuesday’s quick English muffins recipe. It was to give you the first stage of this delicious healthy eggs benedict alternative.

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.
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Healthy Eggs Benedict
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 

The delicious and classic eggs benedict brunch given a healthy makeover with a creamy yogurt  based hollandaise sauce.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Healthy hollandaise sauce
  • 240 ml fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
Make the healthy hollandaise sauce.
  1. Quarter fill a small saucepan with hot water from a kettle and heat the water to get it simmering.
  2. In a bowl (one that you can fit on top of the small saucepan, and will not touch the simmering water) beat the yogurt, vinegar and egg yolks together well.
  3. Put the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water and stir continuously until thickened, for approximately 12 – 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, mustard and pepper to own taste, and set aside.
  5. Grill the turkey bacon and toast the muffins.
  6. In a medium sized pan of simmering water, poach the eggs, being careful to not overdo them. You want the egg yolks to still be slightly runny, not hard.
  7. Place a slice of bacon on top of each toasted muffin, place a poached egg on the bacon and then serve topped with the healthy hollandaise sauce and some freshly grated black pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Eggs Benedict
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.6g 32%
Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
Cholesterol 261.4mg 87%
Sodium 654.2mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 15.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 20.1g 40%
Vitamin A 12%
Calcium 18%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy eggs benedict. Here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

When you make this for yourself or just for 2, you may find you’ve plenty of the healthy hollandaise sauce left over?

No problems! It’ll last in the fridge for 2 – 3 days and is absolutely perfect for using in other dishes too. I’ve already used it, re-heated, over my cajun spiced oven baked chicken with some steamed veggies. Delicious!

What else do you think this sauce might go with?

Right, Thursday it is, so let’s link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons  where you can now jump over to there for plenty more excellent recipes, health tips and general blogging articles.

Have a great weekend folks! Lynne and I have plans for lunch and a meeting on Saturday we’re both looking forward to. I’ll tell you all about that Monday! 😉

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Comments

  1. I like what you did with the sauce! look so good!
    jennifer f recently posted…Portobello Eggs Inferno with Mezzetta Pasta Sauces #FallForFlavorMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Honestly Jennifer, I was amazed at just how great this sauce turned out, after I’d tried several variations to get it right! 😀

      Really nice with chicken, and over asparagus too!

  2. Yum! I love the take on the healthy hollandaise and I can’t wait to try it!
    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food recently posted…This or ThatMy Profile

  3. Seriously.
    When do we get to eat together. Like Seriously.
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…I’ll Never Do Quiet or Normal! Fun Developments of the MomentMy Profile

  4. I simply love your use of Greek yogurt to make that hollandaise sauce, Neil! I bet that sauce would be wonderful with fish too – and ooh – eggplant, oven baked eggplant!!
    Hope you and Lynn have a wonderful weekend!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies • Unlimited Talk Text and Data/WebMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, yes, I’m just about using this sauce over everything that calls for a sauce now! 🙂

      There’s no limit to its versatility!

      You have a great weekend too! 😀

  5. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    Thank you Kate!

    I hope you like it, and find lots of uses for it! 😀

  6. I love Eggs Benedict, but I would have never thought of using yogurt to make the hollandaise healthier! This just changed my life, not even joking.
    Becki @ Fighting for Wellness recently posted…Tips for a Healthy Labor Day: Recipes & Workout IdeasMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Becki, thank you so much for your amazing comment. You have totally made my day! 🙂

      I will confess to you that Lynne loves her Eggs Benedict so much that I was scared in trying out this healthier version hollandaise sauce on her. But she loved it! She liked the fact that she could have it more often, with it being healthier than with the butter sauce. Result!! 😀

  7. Thank you thank you thank you for making healthy eggs benedict! It is one of my all time favorites so I was very excited when I found your lightened up recipe. I featured it in my latest post, “Kick Start The New Year #4: 15 Healthy Breakfasts”.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Ashlyn. 🙂

      Wow! I am absolutely delighted that you shared my recipe with your readers in your post. Thank you!

      This “lighter” healthy eggs benedict is definitely the way forward for people looking for those healthier breakfast options! 😀

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