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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Am I the only person who goes onto Pinterest looking for healthy recipes and then gets sidetracked by things like caramel brownies and fried icecream? Here I am...just looking at beautiful images of salads and grilled seafood and then WHAM! I am drooling over espresso cupcakes or some such thing. Well, I finally conquered by Pinterest ADD! I headed over there a few days ago for creative ways to get more dark, leafy greens in my diet and discovered a baked spinach and egg recipe that actually had me drooling! Sprinkle it with a little lemon thyme sea salt right before serving!
I have been trying hard to eat more dark, leafy greens but honestly, it is incredibly hard to find ways to serve them that don't totally make me want to just skip eating completely. I have been drinking green smoothies several times a week and putting spinach and arugula on my sandwiches. I throw leafy things in soup and eat salads when I would rather be eating cookies. Why am I trying to eat so many greens? Because my doctor insists that they fight inflammation and I have some chronic pain issues that they suspect is an inflammatory autoimmune response. So, spinach, kale and broccoli are my new best friends. This egg recipe made a tasty lunch and I actually uses 3 to 4 CUPS of spinach for this one dish! Oh, and you should definitely head over to Manila Spoon and see where I got my inspiration from. She has some amazing recipes on her site! And let me know if you have a favorite egg recipe that also includes a few leafy greens. I need all the ideas I can get!
- 4 cups raw spinach
- 3 to 4 TBSP olive oil
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 3 to 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice (about ½ a small lemon)
- 2 eggs
- 3 TBSP Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat
- Add in the minced garlic and saute 1 to 2 minutes
- Add the spinach and saute only until is is starting to wilt
- Sprinkle with lemon juice and stir. Remove from heat
- Put spinach in the bottom of a small oven safe ramekin or other oven safe baking dish
- Crack two eggs on top of the spinach
- sprinkle with oregano, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how 'cooked' you like your eggs.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly before eating.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 476mgCarbohydrates: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.