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Green Spinach Eggs
March 2, 2011 | Home >In the News >Green Spinach Eggs

Green Spinach Eggs

For all you Dr. Seuss fans out there, this one is for you! Celebrate eating greens with some green eggs for breakfast!

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These eggs were quick and easy.

Recipe for Green Eggs

  • 4-5 eggs
  • 1/8-1/4 cup spinach (thawed and squeezed of excess juice) or 1 cup fresh.
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Optional: You could add chopped ham if you really want Green Eggs and Ham!

Mix all ingredients together and pour into muffin pan.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.  You can adjust the amount of spinach in these.  You can really taste the spinach, so if your kids don’t like that taste, cut back a little.  If they can tolerate it, add more.   *Makes 4 large muffins.

These eggs are a great way to start the day and send your kids off to school with some rich nutrients in their bodies.

Spinach is a great food to include in your families diet.

  • Spinach helps protect the lining of the digestive tract and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Spinach is rich in vitamin K (1110% of the daily value for 1 cup)
  • Spinach is high in vitamin A (377% daily value for 1 cup)
  • Popeye ate it to be strong!

It is not often that my children get in trouble for accidents or mistakes.  In fact, I’d say they never get in trouble.  So, it always surprises me when they try to hide things from me.  Like this strange looking piece of paper hanging on my wall:

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I actually didn’t slow down to consider why it was there.  In fact, Erica hangs papers all over my walls.  She plasters my walls with paper.  However, she generally writes things on those papers, but this one was blank.  The only thoughts I had were, “Tell Erica to throw away all the paper in the front room!”  Before I had the chance to yell for a clean-up, TJ was anxious to tattle.  In Erica’s effort to make a fort, a chair tipped over and put a hole in the wall.   The only solution, tape a piece of paper over it!  Dang kids… will I ever have a nice house?

Amazon link to heart muffin mold

 

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written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(15)
Adeline says:

Great idea, thanks !

dawn says:

I thought you’d do something green/egg today for his birthday, very cute. I would like not sure about the kids though. How many muffins does this make? I agree about the kids and the having a nice house. So funny that she put a paper over the hole, smart and sneaky.

Amy says:

4-5 muffins. I just edited it to reflect that. Thanks!

~B. says:

Oh those sneaky kids! ;D That looks pretty darn tasty! And so cute in the heart shapes! I’ve got to go find some fun cute cooking things like that for my kitchen I’m thinking!

We must be thinking a like ~ I am making a spinach omelette with feta cheese in it this morning in honor of Dr Seuss today!

Mary says:

Since I am reading this after I already had breakfast, I am thinking these would also be a good breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day. It is our family tradition to have green eggs and ham that day. In the past I have just added food coloring but this looks much healthier.

Traci says:

Ha! Ha! Ours has been a battle with papers lately. Like this one my son left for his sister the other day. I posted it on the blog today. Kids and paper!! http://wp.me/pOvJG-qh

Vennesa says:

My daughter hangs her drawing everywhere too. So it took me a while to notice that she hung a drawing in her room- using a chewed up starburst to stick it on the wall! When she pulled it off, paint and wallboard came off with it. Nice!

Annette says:

Green eggs! I didn’t think of that! They look delicious I’ll be making them soon. We made finney’s finest freshest fresh fish sandwich (tuna sandwich). We also had fun trying to say simple thimble single shingle. Lots of laughs. We love dr. Seuss!

Mary says:

We had this last night to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday… I did a post about it and linked back to you!
http://www.homegrownlearners.com/2011/03/it-takes-wonderful-man-to-support.html

Jessica says:

If I make a large batch of these – will they keep in the fridge for a day or two or freeze and thaw ok?

Amy says:

Definitely! I’ve kept them in the fridge for 3-4 days before.

Missy says:

I always see spinach as an ingredient to use with egg “muffins.” Why not use a spinach/kale mix? Does the kale not work well with eggs?

Amy says:

I don’t see why you couldn’t do this.. kale has a stronger taste in my opinion. Spinach is so mild that my kids will eat it in anything. But if you like kale, go for it!

stacy says:

This looks great! Where did you get the cute heart shaped molds? Thanks!

Amy says:

Stacy- they are made in silicone muffin things- heart shaped. I’m going up to add it to the bottom of the post now.

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