Looking to get some more greens in your diet? Well, you should be. They’re super good for you, and anywhere you can sneak some in, you should do that. Plus, light cooking in olive oil can kick up the health factor by a few notches. (Nutrition. It’s weirdly interconnected.)
This is an awesome breakfast full of protein, healthy fats, and green goodness. Try it, Sam I Am!
- 4 Organic Valley eggs*
- 4-6 cups spinach, kale, chard, or greens of choice. (Iceberg lettuce not recommended, that stuff doesn’t heat well.) I used a salad mix and half a bunch of cilantro.
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 green onions
- Salt, pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- Organic Valley mozzarella cheese* (optional)
- Lemon juice (optional, but awesome)
Heat up your broiler. While it’s heating, put some olive oil in a skillet. Toss the garlic in there, and chop up a bunch of green onions. When your nose starts picking up that heavenly garlic-and-olive-oil fragrance, add the green onions. Then, add the greens. Toss as many of them in there as you can fit in the skillet. They’ll shrink down a fair amount. Stir the greens and the garlic and onions together.
Quickly (the greens cook pretty fast) crack 4 eggs into the skillet on top of the greens, and let them sit for a minute or so, until they start setting and turning white. In the meantime, season with salt and pepper, and grate some cheese if desired.
Move the whole skillet to the broiler and cook until your eggs are how you like them. For me, that takes ~2 minutes, but I like them fairly gooey.
Carefully split between two plates, and splash just a little bit of lemon juice over everything.
Serve with crusty toast and a little bit of balsamic vinegar if desired.
*Why am I specifying egg and cheese brand? Because independent, third-party research has shown that Organic Valley is really nice to its cows. And they have a really good (though not perfect, sadly…) track record for their chickens. Though they are a common “organic” brand, which may lead some to believe they’re just hopping on the organic bandwagon, they’re actually a collective of small farmers. Weird, huh? So many of these companies pitch “humane,” “cage-free,” “organic,” blah blah blah, when you’re actually paying them to lie to you. Organic Valley is decently affordable and delivers on their promises.