Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sauteed Greens with Happy Eggs

The best way to quickly learn to prepare fast, easy, and healthy meals is to have a baby. I'm convinced. Before Vivian was born I had an arsenal of very nutritious recipes that I could make whenever I wanted and take however long I wanted to prepare them. But not so anymore! (Needless to say.) It's so easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits when you have a baby, are working full time, or have too much going on for any other reason, but it really doesn't have to take any more time to eat well than to just fill your growling stomach with fast food or otherwise overly-processed convenience foods. The key is just finding the right recipes! Here's one of my favorites that I've been eating quite frequently lately: sauteed greens (usually kale) topped with a couple of local eggs over easy. (As an aside: if you're still buying eggs at the grocery store, stop immediately. Besides all the disgusting details of why you shouldn't come within ten feet of factory eggs, just taste an egg from your local farmer who feeds his/her hens according to their natural diet, and you'll never go back - there is no comparison!)
It's impossible to find a better lunch companion than this!
Just warm some coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Throw in some minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds or so, then add a heaping pile of kale, torn or cut in pieces. I toss the kale around a bit to spread the coconut oil evenly, then put a lid on the skillet. Wait just a couple minutes, until your kale turns vibrant green, then pour some lemon juice (the amount of juice depends on how lemony you like your greens) over the kale, sprinkle in some salt and pepper, toss everything around a little bit, and slide it all onto a plate. Add a bit more coconut oil to the same skillet, quickly cook your eggs, and then serve them on top of the greens. The whole process doesn't take more than ten minutes, and I find this meal so delicious and satisfying!

What are your best quick and healthy meals?

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness Lizzie! Vivian is adorable! Elijah is going to be 2 on Saturday and a big brother in June! I love your posts and hope that you'll let us know if you're visiting Savannah anytime. XOXO