Spinach is my favorite green food. I love sauteed spinach, spinach salads, spanikopita, spinach dip…you name it, I probably like it if spinach is in it. I can’t say I have always enjoyed it. But several years ago I read a book about the healthiest foods… Guess which one was top of the list: SPINACH. So I started eating it for pure health benefits and the taste grew on me to a point now that I prefer it as a side to just about anything. But my favorite way to enjoy spinach is freshly sauteed into scrambled eggs for a delicious low carbohydrate, high protein meal. So I experimented with turning my favorite spinach meal into something my son would willing devour. It worked because his cute little response was “Mmmm” after his first bite!
What I used:
- 3 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup of freshly sauteed spinach
- 1/2 cup shredded mozerella cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesean cheese
- 1 Tbsp skim milk
- optional add ins: ham, turkey or chicken
- salt & pepper to taste
What I did:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare your muffin tins
- Whisk eggs and milk together and seasoning
- Add in the cheese and spinach
- Pour mixture to the top of muffin cups
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until egg is done in the center
Three reasons why I love this recipe…It’s perfect for my entire family!
My son loves anything that looks like a muffin. I think his sight over rides his tastebuds when it comes to muffin/ cupcake shaped food sitting on his plate. This makes me very happy because it gives me an easy way of sneaking in foods he would normally push away.
My husband eats a lot of eggs, typically boiled and for a mid-day snack. So these are a more exciting way of consuming his protein snack.
I try to only eat carbohydrates before and after my workouts. So this is a perfect high protein, low carb food for me to eat at times throughout my day when I do not need the energy from carbs.
Do you like spinach? Do you have a favorite recipe using fresh spinach?