Eggs for Popeye Recipe

December 23, 2012

Eggs for Popeye Recipe

Serves 1

Popeye was right, spinach does super-charge your physique because it gives you high amounts nutrients like folate and other B vitamins that help break down homocysteine in the body. Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood and when it builds up too much in the blood, it means trouble for your heart.  Eggs are a wealth of nutrition, they have every essential amino acid that your body needs to repair muscle. Studies show that enjoying a few eggs a week does not raise blood cholesterol as previously thought.


1 cup packed baby spinach leaves
2 eggs, scrambled
cooking spray
1 tablespoon salsa (optional)
1 slice whole wheat toast


Heat a small skillet and add the spinach.  Add one tablespoon of water and cook the spinach 30 seconds, turning after until the spinach wilts. Transfer to a small plate.

Coat the skillet with the cooking spray, add the eggs and tilt the skillet to coat the inside with the eggs.  Gently move them around the skillet, about 30 seconds, until the egg is cooked almost all the way through.  Top with the spinach and salsa if using, serve immediately with toast.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (eggs and toast): 288 calories, 18 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 12 g fat (3 g saturated), 372 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 441 mg sodium.

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Originally Published on The Skinny Chef, reprint shared with permission of Jennifer Iserloh.

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