Healthy Eggs Benedict

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 14:54

Many days, breakfast can become lost in the shuffle, somewhere in between hitting your alarm clock's snooze button for the last time and flying out the front door, car keys in hand. While most of us feel that we can get by just on that jug o' coffee, the truth is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, if you've got 15 minutes to spare in the midst of your busy morning, this protein-packed, healthy take on traditional Eggs Benedict is worth it, and a quick, easy, and nutritious way to jumpstart your day.

Healthy Eggs Benedict 


Light cooking spray
3 cloves garlic, minced
10 ounces packaged and prewashed organic spinach, washed again
salt, to taste
3 ounces white vinegar
4 large eggs
2 large organic tomatoes, sliced
4 whole-wheat/whole-grain English muffins, toasted
freshly ground pepper, to taste


Coat a medium sauté pan with cooking spray and heat on medium. Heat garlic until slightly tender, add the spinach, and cook until soft, adding a pinch of salt if desired.

Bring 2 quarts of water and vinegar to a slow boil in a medium saucepan. Crack open an egg in a small bowl or cup to ensure that there aren't any pieces of shell in the yolk or white. With a wooden spoon, quickly stir the liquid in the pot to create a spiral, or "tornado," gently pour the egg into the center of the tornado, and stop stirring. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon when it looks like it has cooked through. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs.

Place tomato slices on toasted muffin halves, followed by the desired amount of spinach, and top with egg and black pepper to taste. Serve.

Prep Time: 5 mis
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Contains Wheat/Gluten
Contains Egg

Nutrition Facts 
Number of Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 211 mg
Sodium: 391 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 40 g
Dietary Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 14 g