Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fresh Wilted Greens and a Fresh Juice for Breakfast

This is my favorite new breakfast--leafy greens lightly steamed with scrambled eggs. A salad in the morning is too much work and too cold but warm greens in the morning drizzled with olive oil and some salt and pepper are perfect.

To make the greens, I put a few handfuls of washed, slightly wet greens in a saute pan over medium heat for a few minutes with a top until they are warm and just slightly cooked. Then I put the greens in a bowl and use the pan to cook some scrambled eggs. In the time it takes to cook a bowl of oatmeal I have a nutrient and protein rich, grain-free breakfast. While I am not completely paleo--I do find that I feel better if I begin the day with a fresh green juice or wilted greens.

You can top the greens and eggs with some red pepper flakes or daiya cheese or sesame oil to change the flavor of it and give some variety.

Today, I think I am going to have BOTH a green juice and wilted greens. Doubling up on veggies is my new favorite thing to do--both with my kids and with myself. Instead of serving one green veggie--serve two. Or better yet, serve a buffet of vegetables at dinner and see what everyone eats. In their lunch, pack cucumbers and carrots. Kids aren't going to eat vegetables if they are in the bottom of the fridge. If you make it a habit to get the fruits and veggies on the table it really helps everyone eat more fresh produce.


GF Gidget said...

Love wilted greens and eggs for breakfast! The greener the better, right?

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