Putting spinach in my scrambled eggs yesterday was a new one for me.
It sounded kinda gross when I first thought about doing it. But part of getting healthy is not only eliminating the garbage out of your diet, but adding in nutrient dense foods. Spinach is a powerhouse and I’m trying to eat some on a daily basis.
Chock full of phytonutrients, is also is very high in iron and vitamin k, which is awesome for your bones. It has all kinds of other nutritional benefits as well. If you would like to find out more, you can go here.
This is also a great Paleo Diet meal, since the only ingredients are fresh baby spinach and eggs. It also just took about 3 minutes, maybe. So it is quick as well. Which is always a good thing in my book!
If you are not eating Paleo, you can use butter, otherwise, just use a non-stick pan and you will be fine. Crack a couple of eggs in that baby, grab a humungo-sized handful of spinach and dump it right on top. Then start mixing and scrambling all that yummy goodness together. By the time the eggs are cooked, the spinach will wilt just a bit, making it perfect for eating.
Okay, so I realize that wilted spinach doesn’t sound so good for some folks, but we are not talking totally wilted down like icky, gooey, green stuff here. We just want to take the crispness out a bit, letting it meld right in with the eggs. I added a bit of salt and pepper, but now that I think of it, a little bit of chopped or minced onion would be even better. I think I will try that next time.
What was funny was I had only used three eggs, thinking I was the only one eating. As I was starting to slide the eggs onto my plate, my 17 year old son came strolling by and commented “Boy, that looks really good!” in a tone that indicated he was as surprised as I was. I asked if he would like some and he said that he would, so I gave most of it to him. He really liked it! If that won’t convince you to give it a try, I’m not sure what will.
As a nutritionist once told me, “Every meal is a good excuse to eat some vegetables.” I think if you can start retraining your brain to think green, leafy veggies every time you eat, your health will only get better that much faster. How could it not?