Recipe: Buttery Broccoli and Spinach With Fried Eggs

A delicious power breakfast

Recipe: Buttery Broccoli and Spinach With Fried Eggs

This dish includes greens, fat, and protein and makes for a comforting, hearty breakfast. Cook the eggs sunny-side up, and you can use the yolks, when broken, as a sauce for the vegetables.

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Ingredients

8 ounces broccoli (11⁄4 cups), stems peeled and cut into 1⁄4-inch-thick rounds, florets cut into bite-size pieces
11⁄2 tablespoons Ghee
1⁄2 yellow onion, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups baby spinach
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted, grass-fed butter
4 large eggs
2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into slices

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of filtered water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli. Use a spatula to keep the broccoli submerged in the water and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the broccoli to a plate.
  2. In a large sauté pan, warm the ghee over medium-high heat until melted. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the spinach and the cooked broccoli and stir to incorporate. Sprinkle the salt and the pepper on top and stir to combine. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
  3. In an 8-inch skillet, warm the butter over medium heat until foaming. Carefully crack an egg into each quadrant of the pan and cook until the egg whites are fully set but the yolks are still runny, 3 to 4 minutes. (For over-easy eggs, use a metal spatula to gently flip each egg and cook for 1 minute.)
  4. Divide the vegetable mixture among 4 plates, and top each portion with an egg. Garnish with the avocado slices, dividing them evenly, and serve.

Nutrition information

Calories 290
Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 187mg
Fiber 11g
Protein 12g
Carbohydrates 15g
Sodium 721mg

From the book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, by Mark Hyman, MD

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Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, is Director for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder of The UltraWellness Center.
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