One of my favorites for a quick breakfast!! The combination of green eggs, no ham is ready in less than 10 minutes and works for meal prep also.
Making breakfast doesn’t need to be super complicated and stressful. During the week, when things are crazy it needs to be quick and easy. One of my favorite healthy breakfast dishes combines eggs, leafy green vegetables and avocado. To make it even tastier, I love to top it off with homemade tomatillo salsa.
The skinny on eggs?
Eggs are forever associated with the American breakfast. For me, they’re a good source of protein and vitamin D. One egg will give you 6 grams of protein and 5% of the RDA for vitamin D. The vitamin D as well as other important nutrients in eggs is found in the yolk.
Eggs that come from chickens that are pastured raised with more exposure to the sun will have eggs with yolks that are much higher in vitamin D. And today, it is a frequent practice to feed chickens a diet with vitamin D added. In those eggs you likely find a higher amount of vitamin D, so be sure to check the nutrients on your eggs if you are looking for a reliable food source of vitamin D.
Despite concern over the cholesterol in eggs, more recent research actually shows the cholesterol in eggs or other foods doesn’t impact the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Overall, eating eggs for breakfast can be a healthy and satisfying choice for breakfast.
Get your greens
Adding in vegetables at breakfast boosts the flavor and satiety of the eggs. It also helps give me a jump start on eating the recommended 5-servings of vegetables and 25 grams of fiber a day which many of us struggle with meeting every day.
For the green vegetables I chose broccoli and spinach because I like the difference in their textures and flavor, plus they both have great nutrient profiles. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins K and C and provides the body with fiber, folate and potassium. Spinach, one of my all-time favorites, is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, calcium, magnesium, iron and folate.
Other options to cook Green eggs, no ham that would work well include asparagus, kale, swiss chard, green bell pepper, brussel sprouts and zucchini. There’s lots of flexibility with this dish. You can really mix and match different vegetables in this dish. Choosing your favorites and creating variety thus ensuring you eat a dish that you really enjoy. So choose your favorite veggie and add it in.
The final touch…healthy fat
Avocado is a healthy fat and contributes many nutrients and minerals to your diet. Its main advantage is that it’s a mono-unsaturated fat powerhouse, and a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acid is an essential fat that we can only get through our diet as our body is unable to manufacture it. This fatty acid is important because it’s effective as an inflammation reducing factor in the body.
Green eggs, No ham
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 avocado sliced
- ½ cup broccoli chopped and blanched
- ½ cup spinach chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Green hot sauce optional
- Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl and scramble well iwith a fork, set aside
- Heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Next add broccoli and cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Lastly add the chopped spinach or kale and cook until wilted.
- Transfer vegetables to a small bowl and set aside. Return the skillet to the heat and spray with
- vegetable cooking spray.
- When hot, add eggs and cook until desired consistency.
- When they are ready, add the cooked vegetables and stir until mixed.
- Serve it up with sliced avocado and top it with your favorite green hot sauce and you are ready to go.
Did you make this recipe for green eggs no ham? What veggies did you use? Did you enjoy the combination of eggs and veggies? Please leave me a comment here on the blog or send me a message using the chat function in the bottom corner of the screen. Tag @cookeatlivelove in your photos so I can see your creations!