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Get Your Kids to Eat Leafy Greens Recipe, Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Updated on April 7, 2012
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

I do not like green eggs and ham!
I do not like them, Sam-I -Am

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!

And you may.

Try them and you may, I say.

This rule of Dr. Seuss is one I highly honor as a parent around the dinner table. Followed by, "it's ok if you don't like it, but I would like you to try it."

And you know what? There are very few healthy foods my children will not eat and I am quite proud of that!

Leafy greens is one of those tough vegetables, but if your kids eat eggs and cheese, then they will love my green egg and cheese wrap recipe.

Green Egg and Cheese Wrap
Green Egg and Cheese Wrap | Source
Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set
Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set

The Magic Bullet is a great tool for making your own baby food, making green eggs, or serving up some healthy smoothies your kids will love!

 

Green Egg & Cheese Wraps

Servings 4; Preparation/Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe's Handmade Tortilla Wraps (4)
  • Eggs (8)
  • Fresh Spinach (1 cup)
  • Trader Joe's - Sliced Havarti or Colby Jack Cheese (2 slices)

Directions

  1. Heat non-stick pan or spray with cooking oil over medium heat
  2. Break open 8 eggs into blender or magic bullet, add spinach and blend.
  3. Pour egg and spinach mixture onto heated pan
  4. Cook over medium-low heat until eggs are fully cooked, stirring often
  5. Once eggs are cooked, remove pan from heat
  6. Break up cheese slices and place over cooked, scrambled eggs
  7. Place lid over pan, until cheese is melted
  8. Place ΒΌ of the scrambled egg, spinach and cheese onto a tortilla, fold in ends and roll like a burrito

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 green egg and cheese wrap

Ingredient
Calories
Carbs
Fat
Protein
Sugar
Sodium
Trader Joe's - Handmade Tortillas, 1 Tortilla
140
39
9
5
2
290
Spinach - Cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 0.25 cup
10
2
0
1
0
32
Trader Joe's - Sliced Havarti Cheese, 0.5 oz slice
55
0
5
3
0
105
Eggs - Scrambled (whole egg), 2 large
203
3
15
14
2
342
Total
408
44
29
23
4
769
I do so like green eggs and ham! Thank you! Thank you! Sam-I-am!
I do so like green eggs and ham! Thank you! Thank you! Sam-I-am! | Source
Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham

In case you don't already have it. Also a great book for children learning to read!

 

Recipe Variations

  • You don't have to make a sandwich, green eggs are just as good scrambled, with or without cheese, and some kids may like a bit of ketchup on the side.
  • Give the recipe a fun name that is relevant to an interest of your child, this may help with getting picky kids to try it. Some ideas could be "Green Monster Breakfast", "Dinosaur Eggs", "St. Patrick's Day Scramble". If you come up with others, let me know!
  • Dress it up for grown-up, add mushrooms and onions with jarlsberg cheese, or black beans and tomatoes with Greek yogurt or sour cream spread, or even ham and Swiss and Enjoy!
  • Serve with home fries or tator tots for a complete breakfast.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      Great Idea! Thanks for sharing ;)

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a recipe that many children might like, veggie-mom! Thanks for the good idea.

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Your welcome, Alicia! Let me know how it turns out :)

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Thanks, Roxanne459, let me know if your kids like it!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      This is so clever! We were complete vegetarians when my kids were growing up, and it was fun to think of ways to make the meals tasty, balanced and creative. Fortunately, neither of my kids was a picky eater - so they developed a love for all vegetables. Voted up and up, and socially shared.

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      Julie 4 years ago

      Having just had my newborn (a boy!) 2 months ago, he hasn't exactly progressed to solid foods yet. This recipe is definitely a very interesting way of sneaking in that spinach, and one that I'll definitely have to keep in my arsenal of recipes for when he gets older. For now, I did read that introducing vegetables first (before fruit) is really the best to get your children accustomed to the generally bland, albeit extremely health, taste of vegetables. With a fence going up around our property shortly, one of my plans for 2013 is to create a garden which, I hope, will produce vegetables so I can hand make his baby foods.

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      Michelle Clairday 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Great idea and it sounds delicious too.

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