My Go-to Eggs & Greens

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 5 min 2
My Go-to Eggs & Greens
Health Highlights
If you're looking for a healthy breakfast or lunch, this recipe for eggs & greens is the perfect way to get it all in one meal.


2 cup Baby spinach (can use any type of greens)
2 tbsp Basil pesto (Sunflower Kitchen makes amazing pestos!)
1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch Salt (to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (to taste)
2 tbsp Goat cheese, semi-soft (can use 1/2 an avocado for dairy free version)
4 large egg Egg


  1. Add baby spinach to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add pesto, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper to your mixing bowl with the spinach, mix to combine all of the ingredients and coat the spinach. Top with goat cheese or 1/2 an avocado and set aside.
  3. Prepare the eggs whatever way you like them best (poached, scrambled, over easy, over hard). I like them poached, see notes for poached instructions.
  4. Place the prepared eggs on top of the spinach mixture. Dig in!


Quick Tips:

To poach eggs: Add a large pot of water to your stove-top over medium-high. When the water hits an almost simmer, add a splash of vinegar to the water. Crack the egg into a small bowl (one egg at a time). Stir the water with a spoon to create a ’whirlpool' effect. Pour the egg into the middle of the swirling tornado and watch the egg white wrap around the yolk helping to bind it all together. Turn off heat & allow the egg to cook for 5 mins (or 8 if you like hard poached). Remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon and serve.


Sunflower Kitchen is a great pesto brand to use for this recipe, or you can simply make your own.


For vegan substitutions, use tofu or tempeh instead of eggs.

Nutritional Highlights:


Spinach is one of the best sources of plant-based iron.


Eggs are a great high-protein breakfast option.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 296
Calories from fat 215
Calories from saturated fat 64
Total Fat 23.9 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.0 g
Cholesterol 436 mg
Sodium 483 mg
Potassium 368 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 16.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.1
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.0

Energy sources