If you are not used to sneaking egg salad sandwiches into your meal plans you might want to think about it! They are so simple, they are filling, they are low in smart points, and they taste great!
I’ll be honest with you… this meal planning mommy has not been meal planning in over a week. Every day for the past week I would find a way to make it work with what we have and then I tell myself, “I will get to meal planning tomorrow”, and I have done this several days in a row now. Meal planning never happened, but we did eat. It really turned out to be a good thing, though, because we have been eating the food in the pantry and freezer and not being wasteful. Not to mention that we are saving money.
Til It’s Empty Week in the Hughes house.
Do you remember when Sarah suggested how to do a “Til It’s Empty” week? The idea is that you could probably live off of what you have in your kitchen for at least a week if you really had to. Every once in a while it’s good to make an assessment of what you have and find ways to use it before it goes bad.
Tarter sauce… the secret ingredient.
So, yesterday I was looking at what we had in the refrigerator and I saw eggs. I knew we had bread, so egg salad sandwiches came to mind. I hard-boiled the eggs and then looked in the fridge for the mayonnaise and realized we didn’t have any mayonnaise. (OOPS!) In my effort to make due with what we had I substituted the mayonnaise with tarter sauce, and I kind of liked it! Some people add pickle relish to their egg salad sandwiches and I felt like the tarter sauce took care of the taste you get when you combine mayonnaise and pickle relish.
Traditional Egg Salad Sandwiches.
If you are not into tarter sauce, no problem. Just swap out the tarter sauce for light mayonnaise and it will just be a different kind of fantastic! Using light mayonnaise would give you a more traditional taste and not change the WW FreeStyle Smart Points per sandwich.
Super simple, Super fast!
You just need five ingredients to make this egg salad sandwich recipe, making it a perfect option for when you are in a hurry. Just hard-boil some eggs at the beginning of the week (0 WW FreeStyle SP each if you decide to have one or two for breakfast or a snack) and putting these together will be a piece of cake!
Here is what you need:
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 tablespoons tarter sauce or light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
10 slices light bread
Here is what you do:
Chop up the hard-boiled eggs.
Have you ever seen the Pampered Chef salad chopper? It makes chopping things like this super quick and easy.
You can get the salad chopper here. The Pampered Chef Salad Chopper can easily chop salad, cooked meat or veggies right in a bowl. Making shredded pork and chicken is a cinch, and chopping stewed tomatoes is mess-free.
Mix tarter sauce, mustard, and sugar into the eggs.
Scoop 1/4 cup egg salad mixture onto 5 pieces of bread and top each with another piece of bread.
Refrigerate any leftovers. (I had some leftovers the next morning for breakfast, actually)
SP & Servings Info:
Makes 5 sandwiches.
One sandwich is 2 slices of light bread and 1/4 cup egg salad mixture.
One sandwich is 3 WW FreeStyle Smart Points.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
- 6 hard-boiled eggs
- 2 tablespoons tarter sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 10 slices light bread
- Chop up the hard-boiled eggs.
- Mix tarter sauce, mustard, and sugar into the eggs.
- Scoop 1/4 cup egg salad mixture onto 5 pieces of bread and top each with another piece of bread. Cut sandwiches in half.
*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.