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Mixed-up Eggs and Spinach

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Mixed-up Eggs and Spinach

Servings: 8 • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Did you know that spinach and eggs can be a good alternative for breakfast if you don’t like sweet breakfast foods, such as cereal or pancakes? Eggs offer high-quality protein and spinach provides a range of essential minerals and vitamins. An egg and spinach breakfast can provide a variety of health benefits as part of a balanced diet and can help you meet your daily nutrient recommendations. Spinach is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin A. Eggs contain vitamin B-12 and vitamin D. Try starting off your day with this nutritious breakfast.

Recipe provided by Patrice Carr from the Durham County Department of Public Health Nutrition Division.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and use a fork to whisk the mixture well until the yolks and whites are blended.
  2. Add the spinach, green onions, and salt to the bowl and mix well. The mixture should look very “spinach-y” and not very “egg-y”.
  3. Place a skillet on the stove, add the oil, and turn the heat to a medium temperature.
  4. Add the egg mixture and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Start carefully flipping portions of the eggs to cook them through.
  5. When the eggs are no longer runny, remove from the heat and serve right away.
  6. Enjoy!
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