Eggs and Greens Breakfast

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Okay, this is my new favorite breakfast!!!  This is SO SO good for you, and I know I’ve raed about the health benefits of eggs before, but this pin gives 7 other reasons to enjoy eggs for breakfast!

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Some people talk about eggs being hard to digest, an easy fix for this is to make sure that you cook them in such a way so that the yolks are runny.  This is much easier on your digestive system, and it also allows you to more easily absorb the wonderful nutrients that eggs have to offer.

What else is great about this breakfast?  Well, it is LOADED with folate!!!  I don’t know if many of you have heard of the “latest” gene mutation that has been a hot topic lately — MTHFR.  This gene mutation is responsible for about 40-50% of the population not being able to process folic acid (Yep, I’m one of em, and  homozygous to boot!).  Thus, these individuals need folate, not folic acid.  Folate can be found in abundance in spinach, which is another main ingredient in this dish.  Just one cup of spinach contains about 66% of your daily needs of folate, and since the spinach in this is cooked down, you can get WAY more than one cup in!  This can easily allow you to get your needed folate if you enjoy it 4 times a week or so.

Okay, let’s get to this recipe!  YUM YUM!!!

EGGS AND GREENS BREAKFAST

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup leeks, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1-2 eggs
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of dried basil

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  Add the onions and leeks, and cook for about 3 minutes.

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2.) Add your spinach and kale and cook for a bout 3 minutes until cooked down.

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3.) Transfer the spinach mixture to a oven safe dish.  Create a “bowl” shape with the spinach.  Break 1-2 eggs into the created bowl.

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4.) Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes until the whites of the eggs are cooked, but the yolk is still runny.

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5.) In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic powder, and basil.

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6.) Top the eggs with the yogurt mixture and season with sea salt.

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Delicious!  Enjoy! 🙂

 

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