Green Eggs and ? Well as you know there will be no ham for me and thankfully the recipe from The Feedzone Cookbook doesn’t ask for ham to be included. This recipe drew me in because of the name. We can all remember reading green eggs and ham by Dr Seuss. As a matter of fact Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) is a fraternity brother of mine (Sigma Phi Epsilon) and so it holds and even bigger place in my heart than most.
This weekend was a huge training weekend for me with 5+ hours on the bike coupled with a 30 minute run on Saturday and a 2 hour and 45 minute run on Sunday. I had a hankering for food and all food when that run ended. I got in an Oatmeal Cookie recovery smoothie (contact me for recipe) within 30 minutes to get the miraculous 3:1 Carb:Protein ratio in me quickly. Two hours later it was time to get breakfast and so I went with the Green Eggs recipe from The Feedzone Cookbook.
My review of the recipe:
Ease: This recipe is beyond easy. A little boiling water. A little egg cooking. Some toasted bread. Seriously is there anything here that even the Worst Cooks In America couldn’t do? This is a perfect recovery meal because of how easy it is to make. I think it took me longer to take the pictures than to cook the food. This deserves an A+
Ingredients: Again this was so easy and had very few ingredients. A great recipe always involves few ingredients. This recipe could be made with three ingredients (bread, eggs, spinach) but I used 6 (bread, eggs, spinach, kale, cilantro, tomato.) They all work together and made this a great recovery breakfast/brunch meal. Simple ingredients = great food = A+
Substitution Ingredients: I did not directly substitute anything with this recipe because it fits within an ovo-vegetarian diet. Of course if you are vegan this meal can have the eggs substituted with a tofu scramble. What I did use was vegan sprouted bread because I had yet to make any homemade bread or bagels. I don’t eat white bread and that is usually what I think of when I think of rustic bread. Also, in an effort to be as close to the Engine 2 diet I am reading labels so any bread I do buy cannot contain any oil and I found Alvarado Street Bakery Sprouted Rye Bread. Since there are choices to substitute (I will be making the vegan version of this for dinner tonight) I give this portion of the grade an A+.
The recipe calls for olive oil and grated parmesan cheese. I left both out of my version. To toast the bread I put it on my Panini maker dry and let it toast that way.
Overall: This recipe is easy and tasty. It can be made and consumed in about 10 minutes and if you are on the go there is no better recipe out there. You can wrap the sandwich in wax paper and take it with you as well. Now that is fast food. Overall grade an A+.
Nutritional Breakdown My Version: 369 calories, 12.6g Fat, 40g Carbs, 7.4g Fiber, 15.5g Protein
Nutritional Breakdown Vegan Version (Tofu): 305 calories, 6.6g Fat, 40g Carbs, 74g Fiber, 12.6g Protein
Nutritional Breakdown The Feedzone Cookbook: 537 calories, 16g Fat, 71g Carbs, 6g Fiber, 28g Protein