A Healthier Hollandaise
In the past, whenever I would go out for breakfast, there was nothing better than Eggs Benedict.
Perfectly poached eggs perched on grilled peameal bacon, sitting atop a crispy buttered English muffin and all smothered in hollandaise sauce.
I mean, come on.
The PROBLEM with eggs Benedict is this: In the sauce alone, there is MOST LIKELY over 250 calories and over 20g of fat. Which brings the entire Benedict up to about 700-800 calories and over 40g of fat. And that’s if you don’t eat the home fries that come on the side.
Every once in a while, I totally get it. It’s delicious, we all deserve treats…but when you break it down, it can get a little scary.
You did know hollandaise is made up almost completely of melted butter and egg yolks, right?
How could it NOT be delicious?
I have a better option. It doesn’t taste exactly like traditional hollandaise sauce BUT it still gives you that creamy and delicious topping that you want for a special occasion. Nothing tastes like melted butter except melted butter. Don’t be fooled.
I also like to swap out the peameal bacon for spinach and make Eggs Florentine. More nutrition, all the swag. As far as bacon goes, peameal has less fat compared to classic bacon, but it still CONTAINS saturated fat and you can substitute the meat with healthier options such as a beefsteak tomato, spinach or smoked salmon.
My kids seemed to like it too…or at least, being in the picture…
And for more fibre, I always use whole grain English muffins (and I skip the butter!). You could also get creative and use toasted sweet potato or Ezekiel bread as the base for a delicious twist on the classic!
Hollandaise doesn’t have to be just for eggs. I love to top steamed asparagus as a decadent treat for dinner.
Get creative! If you like things saucy, you can find tons of ways to use this tangy and creamy hollandaise.