Healthy Spinach Scrambled Eggs (With Variations)

Health spinach scrambled eggs recipe

The Spruce

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
659 Calories
16g Fat
63g Carbs
63g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 659
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 628mg 209%
Sodium 2998mg 130%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 63g
Calcium 489mg 38%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Scrambled eggs are a quick and simple breakfast food. They require few ingredients and cook quickly, making them a great option for busy mornings. Basic scrambled eggs are made even healthier with the addition of nutrient-packed spinach. Spinach is full of nutritional benefits including niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. It is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, making it a great supplement to your scrambled eggs. 

In addition to increasing the nutritional value of your meal, spinach adds interesting texture and beautiful color to your breakfast plate. To round out this healthy protein-packed breakfast, serve the eggs with a slice of whole grain toast and some fresh fruit or berries. 

Ingredients

  • 6 whole eggs
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves (chopped or torn)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for spinach eggs
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  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat it well with cooking spray. If you prefer, use a non-stick skillet for easier cleanup later. 

    Heat a large skillet
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  3. Crack eggs into a medium-sized dish. Using a wire whisk, beat the eggs and break up yolks completely.

    Cracked eggs
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  4. Add the milk to the egg mixture, followed by the salt and ground black pepper. Whisk the mixture together well. 

    Add seasoning to eggs
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  5. Pour the egg mixture into the heated pan, using a fork to stir the egg mixture continuously as it cooks. (If you are using a non-stick skillet, stir the eggs with a wooden spoon or silicon tool since a fork can scratch the pan's surface.)

    Add egg to skillet
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  6. Add the spinach to the pan when the eggs begin to take form.

    Add spinach to eggs
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  7. Continue cooking the eggs and spinach until the spinach wilts and eggs are no longer runny.

    Eggs with spinach
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  8. Remove eggs from the pan and serve immediately.

Recipe Variations

  • Experiment by adding other chopped vegetables to the scramble, such as tomatoes, cooked onions, or mushrooms. Make sure that the vegetables are all cut to the same size. This ensures an even cooking time, which is especially important since eggs cook so quickly. Avoid adding very wet vegetables and try to drain or pat dry anything with a lot of liquid (like a tomato). Too much liquid will alter the consistency of the scrambled eggs. 
  • Try these eggs with your favorite hot sauce or chunky salsa—both pack big flavor punches without the addition of fat.
  • Another variation is to skip the toast and wrap the scrambled eggs in a tortilla for a simple take on a breakfast burrito.
  • Finally, don't feel restricted and eat spinach scrambled eggs only for breakfast! Eggs are a quick and easy meal that can be eaten any time of day.