The Case for Eating Sandwiches Without Breakfast for Breakfast

In the morning I feel two things: angry and nauseous. I have always been this way, even when I was young, which made it difficult to switch to physical chemistry at 7 o’clock in the morning. Frying an egg for breakfast was simply impossible, but during the lecture I was so hungry that I ate my lunch (usually a ham sandwich) for breakfast.

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Then it dawned on me: why didn’t I just make two ham sandwiches? Anyway, breakfast sandwiches usually have ham and cheese; the only real difference was the lack of eggs, which, again, I was completely unable to cook before class. Like my lunch sandwich, I could cook it the night before, then grab it on my way to the door and eat it during the lecture without taking my lunch away.

Of course, not all lunch sandwiches make great breakfast sandwiches. The tuna salad before midday is an outright war, and stronger, spicier pickled or fermented ingredients can be a bit of a first step, especially if you have nausea like mine. And while jerky is a great breakfast choice, it would be a little reckless to impose this sensory experience on your classmates. Here are some of my favorite no-breakfast sandwiches that really make a good breakfast:

  • Brie, butter and prosciutto (or regular ham) on a baguette
  • Turkey, avocado and cheddar on wheat (leaving the seasoning up to you).
  • Bacon and mayonnaise on white (honestly, why complicate things with food?)
  • Avocado, cucumber and hummus on seed bread
  • Cream cheese and jam on white
  • Peanut butter (or any nut butter) and jelly
  • Spicy cheddar, apple and turkey roll

You will notice a shortage of tomatoes and other moist foods – this is to prevent the sandwiches from getting wet in the refrigerator overnight. If you just need to eat your mater, slice it up the night before, put it in a separate bag, and add it to your breakfast just before you eat it.


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