You’ve probably heard how healthy dark green vegetables are. This is because most dark leafy greens have a lot of Vitamins A, C, E, K, and folate. These are all important to keep our body working at its best. Instead of only eating them alone, it helps to think of creative ways to fit them into our meals. This week’s recipe is one of the simplest ways to eat more spinach, and to add it to a meal without even tasting it. Who’s ready for Eggs Gone Green??
First, what you’ll need:
- green bell pepper
- green onions
- black pepper
- oil cooking spray
Keep in mind that the only ingredients you need to have are eggs and spinach, but this combinations is what we have found to taste the best.
First, chop your bell pepper and green onions into small pieces.
Next, crack as many eggs as you would like to cook in a blender. Then add spinach. We have found that 1/8 cup of tightly packed spinach for every 2 eggs is a good amount. This means…
2 eggs = 1/8 tightly packed spinach
4 eggs = 1/4 tightly packed spinach
8 eggs = 1/2 tightly packed spinach
You don’t need to measure spinach if you don’t want to, but too much spinach could change the texture.
Blend until chunks of spinach are smaller than grains of rice. This should only be about 5 seconds, or 5 pulses.
Create Tip: Place the eggs closer to the blender blade and spinach further away. This will help it to blend faster.
Next, coat a frying pan with oil cooking spray, then heat over medium heat. Once the pan is warm, add the bell peppers.
Stir the bell peppers with a wooden spoon until they are soft and starting to turn brown. Then, add your blended spinach and eggs. Right after pouring in the egg mixture, add a little bit of salt and pepper. Stir slowly until eggs until they are no longer runny.
Create tip: Turn heat on low when cooking scrambled eggs. It will make them less rubbery and more fluffy!
Plate your eggs, then garnish with green onions. To garnish means to decorate a food dish with a topping that can contribute to the taste and look of the dish.
These eggs have flavor on their own (especially with bell peppers and green onions) but feel free to try your favorite dipping sauces. Possible options include:
- Green salsa verde sauce
- 1/2 ketchup, 1/2 hot sauce mixed together (pictured below)
After about only 10 minutes of prep and cooking, you’re ready to crEATe!
To simply this meal in one simple line, here it is: Blend eggs and spinach together and cook in a oiled frying pan. Enjoy your Eggs Gone Green, a simple combination that is full of nutrients, inexpensive to make, and tastes good too.
– Kids Create Team