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Fun Food – Green Eggs – No icky food dye needed

Quick post today.  I was going back through the pictures on my cellphone and found this one:

Green Eggs

Last year in kindergarten for some day related to Dr. Seuss, perhaps his birthday, their teacher made green eggs for all the kids using green food coloring.  The girls were quite taken by this, but we try to avoid food coloring.

Per Marion Nestle:
“Food dyes have only one purpose: to sell junk foods.  Candy, Cheetos, and sodas that are brightly colored are perceived as tasting better than the grey alternatives.  The food industry needs food dyes badly. But nobody else does.  Parents of hyperactive kids can easily do their own experiment and see if removing food colors helps calm their kids down. Food dyes have no health benefits that I can think of.  Kids don’t need to be eating those foods anyway.  Kids will not be harmed by avoiding food dyes. It would be nice to have more conclusive research.  In the meantime, read food labels! .”

Now, if you are using pastured or at least good quality organic eggs, then they will already have yolks that are naturally a bright yellow or orange color, so your scrambled eggs will already have a nice color.  But, if you want to make “green eggs” for your Dr. Seuss fans, here is a way to make them without having to use the dye.

Green Eggs
(serves 4 children or 2 fun adults)

  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1 “handful” of raw spinach
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Crack eggs into your blender. Add raw spinach. Add salt and pepper.  Put on the lid and run blender until the spinach is totally pureed into the eggs.  Scramble eggs however you normally do it.  We used a bit of real butter in ours and do not like them gooey. Enjoy your GREEN EGGS.

You do not taste the spinach in the eggs at all.   As a plus, running the eggs through the blender makes them really fluffy.  For even more “fun”, chop up and add some nitrate-free ham to the eggs as they cook.  Then you can give the kids “Green Eggs and Ham”.

– Stacey

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About feedingmytribe

Mom to four 10-year-olds. Trying to find my way through the confusing world of food and nutrition to provide my girls with a healthy start in life.

4 responses »

  1. I love this idea.

    When I was a kid, my dad would make omelets for brunch on Sundays, and he always whipped the eggs in a blender. It does make for an amazingly light and fluffy egg. The fact you can get spinach into them without an overpowering flavor that might put off little ones just makes it that much better!

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  2. This will be perfect for my son’s upcoming Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party! Thanks!

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  3. Reblogged this on House of Hubbard and commented:
    St. Patty’s Day can still be “green!” I found this great post by “Feeding My Tribe” She also suggests, adding nitrate-free ham and you’ll have “Green Eggs and Ham” to celebrate Read Across America Dr. Suess-fest!

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  4. This is great for a healthy St. Patty’s Day Breakfast! I just blogged about the dangers of artificial food dyes on my blog houseofhubbard.wordpress.com I added this post to my blog, thank you!

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