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Avocado Spinach Egg English Muffin Sandwiches

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and PEOPLE StyleWatch®, and Real Simple®  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #NewYearMeTime

Avocado Spinach Egg English Muffin Sandwiches Recipe

When Fridays roll around, as the work week comes to an end and the weekend quickly approaches, I usually start mulling our schedule for the weekend. Basketball games, events to attend, who needs to be where and when … and I come up with an order of things that helps keep me sane even on the busiest of weekends. The goal is to both do everything we need to and to find some time for fun too.

You know how it is. So many families — both small ones like mine or bigger ones — lead super busy lives these days. Kids with multiple sports. Work and volunteer responsibilities. Friendships to maintain. They’re on the go, living, playing and do so much stuff.

How often do you just stop? Relax? Chill?

For me, it’s not that often. But those moments of so-called “me time” are so important, so I grab them whenever I can — whether it’s a few minutes in the early morning hours or getting lost in a book at bedtime.

But this past weekend? It was different. The kids were away, and I didn’t have to be anywhere at any certain time … So I claimed that time as my own. I caught up on a Netflix show, relaxed and let my brain rest. And I also thought a little more about what I want out of this year — health and happiness,mostly. Sure, it might be nearly a month into 2016, but it seemed high time for a little goal setting.

Real Simple and People Stylewatch

I happened to have Real Simple® and PEOPLE StyleWatch® magazines that I picked up my local Shaw’s Supermarket to help. Real Simple’s February 2016 edition is full of great advice — from The One Small Change Diet to so many great recipe ideas (including ones for the broiler! Check out the Charred Brussels Sprouts Salad on page 136 if you love ’em as much as I do).

I started making a list of little ideas I want to implement this year.

As for PEOPLE StyleWatch? Well, you can take the girl out of New York … but you can’t take the style-hunger New Yorker out of the girl. While I can’t say I’ll be rocking a mini dress anytime soon, there are some fabulous fashion finds (check out all the hearts on page 61!) perfect for upping your wardrobe game.

(Psst: Take advantage of $1.00 off participating titles (PEOPLE®, InStyle®, People StyleWatch®, Real Simple®, and Sunset®) with this digital offer for Shaw’s until 2/15/16 while supplies last.)

Avocado Egg Spinach Muffin Sandwiches

Now, how about a tasty breakfast to enjoy whilst flipping through the pages?

This recipe is so easy, and it’s one of my favorites. English muffins (I used honey wheat, but whatever variety you love will do) are topped with smashed avocado, fresh spinach and an egg over easy for creamy, warm, delicious — but messy — breakfast English muffin sandwiches. They’re super quick to make, and so tasty too.

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Avocado Spinach Egg English Muffin Sandwiches

Avocado Spinach Egg English Muffin Sandwiches

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These saucy sandwiches are packed with tasty ingredients. But they can be a little messy -- for a less messy version, break the yolk while cooking. Of course, it won't taste quite as good that way though.


  • 2 English muffins, split open
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and smashed with a fork
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Toast the English muffins.
  2. Meanwhile, season the smashed avocado with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide evenly among the four halves of toasted English muffins. Divide the baby spinach onto the two bottoms of the English muffins.
  3. In a small frying pan, make over each eggs. Preheat the pan to just shy of medium heat and cook each of the eggs until the white is set, flipping once. Place one on top of each of the spinach topped English muffins. Top with the other half of the English muffin.
  4. Enjoy!

Rose | The Clean Dish

Thursday 28th of January 2016

Even without kids, I'm constantly GOING - it's crazy! Although, admittedly, it's much easier to squeeze in me-time on the weekends :) This sandwich looks so tasty - and above all, nourishing! What a great way to start the day!

Kim Beaulieu

Thursday 28th of January 2016

What a delicious way to start the day. This sandwich is sheer perfection.

I've learned to take time for myself unapologetically these days. Maybe it's getting old, who knows, but if I need downtime now I take it. I think it's so important to relax but it's also super important to set goals too. Balance, life is all about balance.

Nutmeg Nanny

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

These sandwiches are the perfect way to start the day. Packed with tons of protein and lots of flavor - yum!

Melissa from Hungry Food Love

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

A simple but such an amazing way to start the day

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

I don't even have kids and I don't just stop. I need to stop... not stopping. Because that's why I'm so tired of blogging. ;) Love these sandwiches! Such a great combination of flavors.

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