What could put you more in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day than starting it off with a delicious green breakfast? And since St. Patrick’s Day is largely about maximizing fun, what could be more fun at breakfast than Green Eggs & Ham?
The bonus is that this particular recipe is both fun and healthy. It includes egg whites, which are a great source of lean protein: each egg white has 6 grams of protein and zero grams of fat! And spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet!
So, here’s our quick and easy California Chef recipe for Green Eggs & Ham, and some delicious ways to enjoy it:
Recipe: Serves 1
1 cup egg whites
1/8 cup raw spinach
1/8 cup fresh basil
1 garlic clove
1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 spray olive oil spray
1 slice lean, low-sodium deli ham, chopped
- Blend egg whites, spinach, basil, garlic, parmesan, salt, and pepper until smooth and completely green.
- Heat up a non-stick frying pan.
- Spray non-stick pan with olive oil spray.
- Add green egg mixture and cook like scrambled eggs.
- When eggs are almost all cooked through, add ham to the pan and finish cooking eggs.
- See below for serving suggestions:
You can put your eggs next to potatoes,
Or top them with chopped tomatoes.
You can roll them in a spinach tortilla,
Or stuff them in a whole wheat pita.
They are delicious on toasted bread,
Or on an English muffin you can spread.
Of course you can always eat them plain,
But don’t wait a year to eat them again.
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