Power Food: Spinach, Eggs and more

Updated: Mar 19

I loved sleeping over my Grandma Clementina’s house - it made us feel special as we were divided up and went in pairs (there were 4 children in our family). One thing I did not enjoy was the frequency we were served Spinach and Eggs for dinner. The only way I could eat it (because you simply did not say “no, I’m not eating that” to our grandparents) was to douse it in ketchup. Fast forward 4 decades and I am now eating Spinach+ and Eggs daily for breakfast (Grandma Clementina would be so happy!). Why you ask? Because I noticed how it keeps me full, how it gives me energy and how it gives me an extra dose of healthy greens. You could just use Spinach but lately I have been adding Arugula or Broccoli Rabe* to the mix. When it comes to food, noticing how it makes you feel goes a long way in helping to change habits and shaping your diet. You naturally go back to what makes you feel good and avoid what causes you discomfort. In this way, a meditation practice sharpens your awareness in all areas of your life...diet included.


Power Food: Spinach, Eggs and more

Power Food: Spinach, Eggs and more

I loved sleeping over my Grandma Clementina’s house - it made us feel special as we were divided up and went in pairs (there were 4 children in our family). One thing I did not enjoy was the frequency we were served Spinach and Eggs for dinner. The only way I could eat it (because you simply did not say “no, I’m not eating that” to our grandparents) was to douse it in ketchup. Fast forward 4 decades and I am now eating Spinach+ and Eggs daily for breakfast (Grandma Clementina would be so happy!). Why you ask? Because I noticed how it keeps me full, how it gives me energy and how it gives me an extra dose of healthy greens. You could just use Spinach but lately I have been adding Arugula or Broccoli Rabe to the mix. When it comes to food, noticing how it makes you feel goes a long way in helping to change habits and shaping your diet. You naturally go back to what makes you feel good and avoid what causes you discomfort (though it can take time (i.e. years) for you to acknowledge the connection). In this way, a meditation practice sharpens your awareness in all areas of your life...diet included.

Spinach, Eggs and More

(This is for an individual serving and can easily be multiplied and served for breakfast or dinner

- takes about 5 mins to make)


Ingredients:

1 tsp Olive Oil

1/2 cup fresh Spinach

1/4 cup fresh Arugula or Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)

2 eggs

Kosher Salt & Pepper


Instructions:

1. Add olive oil to a small nonstick pan and heat over medium heat

2. Add spinach and other greens, sautéing until wilted

3. Add eggs and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes depending on how you like your eggs (I like them runny so I cook them about 2 mins)

4. Remove from heat and slide onto a plate and seasons to your liking (kosher salt really adds flavor!) and try serving with gluten free toast spread with ripe avocado and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Mangia!


*Note: Broccoli Rabe or Rapini is used often in Southern Italian cooking and though it can be challenging to find in grocery stores, many do carry it. It has a bitter flavor but when combined with olive oil and a dash of salt it is so delicious.


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