I absolutely love spinach. I like it in a salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing, or stirred into my alfredo pasta or even slightly cooked with a bit of vinegar and honey. My toddler, not so much. Little green leaves are not appealing to him! I’ve found a way to make breakfast fun and healthy with these nutrient dense green eggs and ham.
What is appealing to him right now is the Cat in The Hat. He’s been watching it on PBS and we’ve been reading it on his potty while he potty trains. He didn’t used to sit still for books, but I’ve found that if he has a stuffed animal of one of the book’s characters, or even a TV show to connect it to, he’s much more engaged. I don’t let him watch much tv, and only if it’s educational, so the Cat in the Hat series from PBS is one of the few shows I’m ok with. These episodes help cultivate his creativity and teach about nature and science in a fun way.
Green Eggs and Ham
I’ve been making him “green eggs” for breakfast and he loves the color. And I love that they’re full of veggies, he just doesn’t know it. Reading the book “Green Eggs and Ham,” makes eating these eggs more fun for your kids.
We like putting salsa and cheese on top, but these are good even without it. And I promise, they don’t taste like spinach! Normally you add milk to eggs when you scramble them, but there’s enough liquid with the spinach.
This works best with a high speed blender, since it will really liquefy the spinach and you won’t be left with any green spinach flecks. I have a refurbished Vitamix that I got for about half the cost of a new one. I love that thing and use it almost every day. A regular blender or even a ninja blender won’t get it as smooth, but it will still get the job done and you’ll have yummy green eggs that the kiddos will love!
- 6 pastured eggs
- 1 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup cubed ham or ground, cooked sausage (optional)
- Salsa and cheese (optional)
- 1-2 tsp coconut oil or pastured butter
- Combine the eggs and spinach in a blender until smooth. It will get foamy, but that's ok.
- Pour the mixture into a heated pan greased with a fat.
- If using, sprinkle the ham or sausage over the eggs.
- Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until they look moist, but not goopy.
- Top with cheese and/or salsa if desired.