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Chef Lizzie: Green Eggs and Ham

Remember Dr. Seuss and green eggs and ham? Try Chef Lizzie's special Green Eggs & Ham recipe from her FIT Kitchen. You can make it for a colorful, tasty, and healthy kids' breakfast.

Remember to always get your parents’ permission and help when it comes to using the stove or knives. This recipe makes enough food for 1 person.

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Green Eggs & Ham

INGREDIENTS:

2 eggs

1 thin slice of ham (Chef Lizzie likes to use prosciutto. You could even use cooked turkey or veggie bacon.)

1 teaspoon pesto (Allergy Warning: Pesto usually has pine nuts in it.)

1/2 tablespoon olive oil (or unsalted butter)

Pinch grated parmesan cheese (Chef Lizzie likes to use freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.)

PREP:

  • Crack 1 egg into a mixing bowl.
  • Crack the other egg into a different small bowl. Separate the egg yolk (the yellow part) from the egg white. Use a spoon to scoop out the yolk and throw it away. (You won't be using it for this recipe.)
  • Add the egg white to the bowl with the whole egg.
  • Add the pesto to the eggs.
  • Use a fork to scramble the eggs and pesto together.
  • Tear the ham into bite-sized pieces.

COOK:

Chef Lizzie says: Be careful when working around a hot stove. Always ask your parent for permission and help.

  • Turn the stove burner on medium and heat the pan. Put the olive oil (or butter) in the pan.
  • Pour the egg mixture into pan. Add the ham pieces.
  • Slowly move eggs in a push/pull motion with a spatula until cooked. You'll know they are ready when the eggs don't look wet anymore. It's important to keep the eggs moving so they don't burn. Cooking should take about 3 or 4 minutes.

SERVE:

Put the eggs on a plate. Sprinkle a pinch of cheese on top.

Serve with a small fruit salad topped with a drizzle of honey or agave nectar. Then sprinkle on sesame seeds or chopped walnuts for some crunch. Or serve with whole-grain toast topped with 100% all-fruit preserves (no added sugar). Enjoy!

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Kathleen Zelman on April 24, 2012