Updated: Mar 6
Who can forget Dr. Seuss' book 'Green Eggs and Ham'? It sticks in your head like a broken record. Have your kids ever asked you to make green eggs and ham? Mine did! Maybe you don't want to eat them...but you should try this version!
In case you're wondering...no...this does not include food coloring!
It's such a playful and easy recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a fun activity out of it with your kids. Read the book together, then get them involved in preparing it. You might be surprised how interested your fussy eater is in this activity.
You can make it super simple or a little more interesting by including additional ingredients. Use this as a guide and feel free to add or omit ingredients depending on what you have on hand. The most important part is including something green and some type of ham!
Try them try them and you will see....
Eggs - usually 1-2 per person
Salt and pepper - to your liking
Margarine - 1 or 2 teaspoons depending on how much you are making
Ham, diced - as much or little as you like
1 handful of spinach per person - don't be afraid to us a lot, it will shrink to one tenth of the size when you cook it.
Other vegetables (optional) - examples: mushrooms, bell pepper, broccoli, asparagus, green onion
Shredded cheese (optional) - any type will do
Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and scramble with a whisk.
Add salt and pepper to the eggs. Set aside.
Chop ham, spinach and other vegetables (if using).
Saute ham, spinach and vegetables in a teaspoon or two of margarine, in a non stick frying pan on medium heat.
Once spinach is wilted, add in the eggs and scramble until eggs are cooked through. Sprinkle with cheese if using.
Enjoy with a salad and toast!
Substitution: if you prefer, you can substitute chopped broccoli, or kale, for spinach to get the same green effect.
Recipe by Janine LaForte, RD
REAL LIFE NUTRITION