Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham




The boys in our house are not fans of spinach, so sometimes I have to be a little sneaky....

12 slices ham
8 eggs
1 c frozen spinach
1 tsp dried onion
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper
1/2 c diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 -1c shredded cheddar

In a 12 cup muffin tin, spray each hole with cooking spray. Line the cups with a slice of ham, and let any extra hang over the top.

Put eggs, spinach, and spices in blender and puree until spinach is broken up and mixture looks green (it will be a little thick almost like pesto, but not quite). Pour the mixture into the cups, there should be just enough to fill them a little more than 3/4 of the way.

Top each cup with the diced tomatoes and cheese. Fold any ham that was hanging over onto the top of the cup.

Bake on 400 degrees about 15 minutes until the eggs have set and the edges of the ham are brown.

WHY IS THIS GOOD FOR ME?
* Spinach is a great source of iron and calcium
* Eggs are high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients           

2 comments:

Candice said...

WOW! That sounds fantastic! That would be perfect for breakfast on-the-go. Just make them up on the weekend and pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm. I'm definitely trying this soon!

Momvsfood said...

Thats a great point! I also make a batch sometimes, and then pop them in a storage bag in the freezer. Then when we need breakfast on the go, they defrost and reheat in the microwave quicker than you can say "toaster strudel" ;) Way more healthy protein too!