Scrambled Eggs and Spinach

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Feta

This savory high-protein breakfast uses only three basic ingredients — scrambled eggs, spinach, and feta — and whips up in just 10 minutes.  It’s perfect with a can of low-sodium V8 and a cup of coffee.

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cleanup Time: 2 min
Total: 12 min
WW Points: 5

 

Ingredients

2 egg whites
1 whole egg
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 slice fresh tomato (optional)
2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
pinch garlic salt (optional)
1⁄2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Heat a small non-stick skillet on medium. After a couple minutes add 1/2 tsp coconut oil. Pick up the pan and roll from side to side until bottom is coated with oil.
  2. While pan is heating, lightly whisk the eggs and garlic salt in a medium size bowl.
  3. Take several handfuls of baby spinach (about a cup, or more if desired), tearing into small pieces and adding to the eggs. Stir until the spinach is coated with egg.
  4. Add feta and chopped tomato and mix gently. (see note below)
  5. Add egg mix to pan and let eggs sit for a minute, cooking. Then stir and flip every 30 seconds or so until eggs are firm and spinach is wilted.

Substitutions

  • Chives instead of tomatoes
  • Chives instead of feta (reduces points as well)
  • Avocado instead of tomato (only add at end, not during cooking; adds points)
  • Kale instead of spinach (use less, adds more crunch)
  • Provolone instead of feta (makes it gooey-er)
  • DON’T use cooking spray.  If you want to substitute the coconut oil (although I don’t know why you’d want to) use grapeseed oil or light-flavored olive oil.
    • “Why not” you ask?  Many cooking sprays contains chemicals and preservatives, and all of the canned ones contain propellant.  Better to just use a tiny bit of oil and spread it around with a brush or a spoon (or your finger if the pan is not hot).

Notes

  • You can also save the tomato and/or feta until serving time — just sprinkle the fresh ingredient on top of the eggs.
  • Add fresh chopped herbs such as basil or parsley, if available.

Photos!

Image of Spinach coated with egg Add tomatoes to spinach & egg Gently scramble the egg and spinach mixture Delicious and beautiful scrambled eggs and spinach