I realized this morning after making Ryder & myself breakfast again, I had never shared our favorite way to make eggs. I’m not a big fan of just scrambled eggs and always end up piling on stuff on top of them anyway, so one day I tried a new way to make them and we never looked back. Our other son Jackson asked for it for dinner the other night.
You can go as far as you want here, but the basic recipe is pastured eggs, some type of oil (we either use coconut, avocado, or extra virgin olive oil), green of your choice (kale & spinach in the image above), salt, pepper, and the magic ingredient…paprika.
Some other things I like to add…Everything Bagel Seasoning, different types of greens, the boys LOVE cheese on them, and I like to add salsa or green olives to mine. Did you know I’m addicted to green olives? True story.
HOW TO MAKE THEM
Grab that cast iron skillet I’ve been raving about and put some oil into your pan while it’s heating up. You want your pan to be nice and hot. Once your oil of choice is melted, grab a handful of greens and toss them around until they are 1/2 the size. Crack your eggs over the greens. Side note: I’ve been saving our egg shells to dry out and give as grit to our ducklings.
Sprinkle any seasonings your like over the eggs. After about 2 minutes, flip your eggs to cook on the opposite side. Now, if you’re going to use any cheese, go ahead and sprinkle some on top at this point. Another cheese we like to use is fresh parmesan. Cook through or if you like the center runny, take off skillet and plate. Tada!
I'M NOT A BIG BREAKFAST EATER
Don’t mistake that title. I LOVE breakfast foods. LOVE THEM. I just don’t usually eat until close to lunch time, but I made myself a promise recently to not only start eating breakfast, but to make my kids a better breakfast every morning. I was finding that by the time lunch rolled around, I was so dang hungry I was reaching for horrible food choices. I haven’t felt good in so long I forgot how it feels to put better foods into my body.
One large egg contains (1):
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 7% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
- Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body, including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, folate and many more. Source here.
And everyone in the free world knows why I add greens. Because of their high content of antioxidants, green leafy vegetables may be one of the best cancer-preventing foods.
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