Happy Monday. Happy Meatless Monday. Are you one of the millions of people in over 44 countries that have joined the Meatless Monday Global Movement? This week, along with every week, I share one of my favorite meatless recipes- and this week I am going breakfast-y on you. With this super easy, and super healthy Spinach, Egg, and Feta Toast.
Mr. Beet eats bread daily, hourly sometimes. He can put away a loaf od bread and never gain an ounce. Then again, he runs long distances weekly and it seems he is always training for a marathon somewhere. So he can put away some food- and bread is really the only thing that seems to satisfy him most of the time. I like bread, not nearly as much as he does, but I like it enough. I do think I could give up bread if I had to- but I think in moderation, like everything else, bread is OK. Although, I do kind of like the attitude of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Dorit when she says “I believe in an excess of everything… except moderation.”
I find it incredibly important to start each day with something healthy, but it has to be quick to. Usually I am scrambling for something to eat in the morning after maybe working out, or finishing a school assignment, and by then I am too impatient and starving to mess with anything fancy or time consuming. That’s why Avocado Toast is a staple in my house.
I love to mix things up and if I am going to have toast, then I don;t always want avocado with it. Sometimes I just want to fix a simple egg sandwich. And why not throw in a healthy veggie or two, right?
It takes less than 5 minutes to sauté up some spinach and poach an egg. Here is the egg poacher I use –> Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Poacher. It’s super easy to use and poaches the eggs while I sauté the spinach and toast the bread.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- sea salt
- 2 slices bread of your choice
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Add the spinach and allow to sit for about two minutes. (Add salt if desired)
- As the spinach is "resting" poach the eggs**.
- Add bread to the toaster and toast as desired.
- Move the psinach around the pan until the spinach becomes wilted.
Build the toast:
- Top the toasted bread with the wilted spinach, followed by the poached egg.
- Sprinkle with the feta cheese and black pepper.
- Serve immediately.
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