I hope you’re having a great summer.
If you’re like me, the kale in your garden is plentiful and your weekly vegetable basket is full of greens.
I wanted to share this super easy breakfast idea to help you use up those leafies.
If you like it, scale it up and make a double or triple batch for some delicious breakfast or lunch options to grab for when you’re busy and on the go.
Eggs with greens and sauerkraut ‘relish’
Here’s what you’ll need for a single portion.
about 2/3 of a cup of chopped kale (any greens will do)
1 tbsp. of olive oil or butter
about 1 tbsp. of cream or milk
2-3 pinches of sea or Himalayan salt
a few grinds or fresh pepper
For the relish – this is the best part so don’t skip this!
1/4 cup sauerkraut * See the note below on how to select your kraut
1 or 2 tbsp. of ketchup
optional; a touch of sriracha if you like some heat
What you’ll do:
-Wash your kale and remove the tough center rib.
-Chop the kale into bite size pieces.
-In a non stick pan, add the oil or the butter and gently cook the kale on med low heat. Too hot and it’ll turn brown.
-While the kale is cooking, crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk in the cream or milk.
-Add the egg mixture to the pan with the greens, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook on low heat.
-Meanwhile, chop the sauerkraut, mix in the ketchup and the sriracha if you’re using it.
This entire recipe comes together in about 8 minutes and if you scale it, you’ll have a few portions in the fridge for later.
Greens are so jammed packed with nutrients that even some light cooking won’t alter their superpowers.
Sauerkraut is another amazing superfood. It contains 13 strains of beneficial bacteria (think probiotics), it has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. All of the benefits of cabbage are present but AMPLIFIED because of the fermentation process.
A phytonutrient found in cabbage, called isothiocyanate may have anticancer benefits and may be helpful with ulcers.
Sauerkraut helps with the digestion of all of the other foods in the meal. It also contains prebiotics to help feed the good bugs.
*Not all sauerkraut is created equal.
In order to get all of the benefits I’ve just listed, you’ll want to select unpasteurized or raw sauerkraut. It will always be in the refrigerated section of your health food store or grocery.
I get mine here.
I hope this inspires you to give your body some love and eat your greens💚