Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Cookie Girl Gone Healthy~ McGriddle Style

Having read the title I am sure some of you are wondering, "What is going on with the Cookie Girl?"
It's simple really.  I just want to fit into my swimsuit this year. I am no stranger to health and fitness. My husband was an amateur body builder and I have even been known to train for fitness model competitions. This in no way makes me an expert on the subject but it does give me a little advantage to the journey that I am embarking on for the next few months.  I have a goal that has been set and I need for all of my readers to hold me accountable for this goal. Are you ready? I want to lose 30 lbs. There, I said it. Not as hard as I thought it would be. :)
Now this does not mean that I will not be posting some delicious sweet and savory recipes and pics for you.  As a matter of fact, I have one for you today. It's just a wee bit healthier.
How many of you like the McDonald's McGriddle breakfast sandwiches? I love them but the fat and calorie content are not very swimsuit friendly. How about a reality check on this.
 A Sausage McGriddle has 420 calories, 22 grams of fat, 44 grams of Carbs, 11 grams protein.
Will I ever eat another one? Not sure about that. I do however have a great alternative to this. Wanna see?

I give you the Healthy McGriddle

Healthy McGriddle

2 slices of Natures Own Double Fiber Bread (50 cal. slice)
Cinnamon (optional)
4 egg whites or egg white substitute w/o yolk
2 pieces Canadian Bacon
1 slice Veggie Cheese
Sugar Free Maple Falvor Syrup
*MCT Oil (optional)
NOTE: not all MCT oil is created equal
Butter Flavor cooking spray

Preheat griddle to Medium High heat. In a shallow pie plate whisk your egg whites.  Spray griddle with cooking spray. Dip bread slices in egg white (just like for french toast) place on griddle. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.  Brown bread slices on each side and transfer to serving plate.
Spray griddle once more with cooking spray or use 1 TBS. MCT oil. Cook egg whites like scrambled eggs. Fold eggs to fit bread and place on one slice.  Salt to taste if desired. 
Cook the canadian bacon until slightly brown and heated. Place on top of egg whites. Add a slice of veggie cheese and drizzle with a couple of Tablespoons of Sugar Free Syrup. Top with remaining bread slice. Serves One. Enjoy this with your morning coffee and you will be ready to start your day the Cookie Girl Way!
LOL It rhymes. :)

Nutrional information for the Cookie Girl Griddle:
Calories: 239   Protein: 29g   Fat:  21g   Fiber: 10g   Carbohydrates:  26g

*Click here MCT OIL for information on this product.

I am not a physician. If you have concerns or questions about the products that are listed in my recipes please consult with your family doctor before using them.

Wow! What a difference in nutritional value. Try it out and let me know what you think about the flavors.

I have many other recipes that I will be sharing while I am on this healthy journey to swimsuit heaven. :)
I hope that you will enjoy reading these posts and trying new recipes with me.

Here's to Sweet and Healthy eating!
The Cookie Girl


  1. I love this! I have definitely fallen for the sticky sweet gooeyness of the McGriddle on a few occasions... this is a great alternative. Thanks! :)

  2. go girl!
    i have lost 7...and shooting for 3 more...
    wow...i never knew 3 was such a clingy number!
    look forward to the great recipes!

  3. YUM!!!

    Hey! I missed you! Where were you??? You missed your Coffee Friday :(



  4. Now here is a classic breakfast my kids would absolutely go nuts over being body builders, and so healthy for you!....looks great and the pictures make me want one right now...thanks will diffinitely be trying this!

  5. i have never tried the mcgriddle..but i like your version. ..i also have never tried veggie cheese...hmm.
    hubster and i are trying to lose a few pounds too..which is difficult seeing as though i am constantly cooking fattening things...but moderation is our motto..we'll see how that works out for us LOL!
    i am going to try out your recipe this weekend!

  6. This looks good! I'm trying to eat healthy also! I was doing well and then last weekend, we were out of town with the church and every stop was at McDonald's! And since I never go, I couldn't resist getting a McFlurry! Stopping by from SITS!

  7. Stopping by from Sits... Good to have found you. would like to add you as one of my foodbuzz friends as well. Thanks for sharing this.

    Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

  8. Wonder if my hubby would go for it... Looks yummy to me! Damn, I might need a snack now!

    Blog hopping because my sweetie is away tonight. I've enjoyed my stop here. Thank you for an inviting blog!!
    Kathy over at Everyday Bliss


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