Green Eggs and Ham (Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Kale) Video
Kids who like Dr. Seuss might eat kale in this fun version of Green Eggs and Ham and this is great for a tasty low-carb breakfast for adults as well! Use Breakfast Recipes to find more recipes like this one.
Watch the video to see if you’d like to make Green Eggs and Ham!
I was one of those kids who grew up with my nose in a book, and my love of reading has continued to this day. In fact, now that I am officially “retired” and working at home I schedule some time nearly every day to read for a few hours, and look forward to it as a highlight of the day! But when I was teaching elementary school I realized all too well that some kids don’t love to read, and I remember being excited in 1997 when the National Education Association came up with the idea of a national celebration on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, designed to celebrate on March 2 as a way to get kids to be more enthusiastic about reading.
You may not have known that Read Across America was started as an NEA project, but I bet you’ve seen news coverage of events to promote reading happening in schools, stores, and libraries on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and if you have kids or grandkids you might even have participated in some fun happenings on that day.
When I taught school we always had a week-long schedule of activities for Read Across America, and one of them included the school lunch version of Green Eggs and Ham, usually eggs dyed green with food coloring, with cubes of ham. Read Across America is on March 2, and when the idea for Green Eggs and Ham (or Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Kale) popped into my mind, I thought it would be fun to post it as an idea for that day. This was delicious; much better than those dyed-green scrambled eggs! And if you really want to celebrate, read the book to your kids while you eat it!
It took a couple of tries to get a reasonable photo of this dish, but the only tricky part about making it is cooking the eggs over really low heat so they’re still soft and slightly creamy when you eat them. I tried this with both Jake and Kara, and we loved this combination; hope you enjoy!
How to Make Green Eggs and Ham (Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Kale):
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)
- Start with a bunch of curly kale. Cut the kale away from the ribs (and discard ribs), chop the kale, and give it a wash in the salad spinner if needed.
- Beat 12 eggs until the whites and yolks are well-combined.
- Chop up 8 ounces of ham into small cubes.
- Heat a little olive oil in a good non-stick pan. I used my new favorite Green Pan (affiliate link) for this recipe.
- Cook the ham until it’s lightly browned.
- Remove the ham, add a little more oil, then saute the kale until it’s starting to wilt, then add 1/2 cup water and cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates and the kale is soft.
- Add the ham cubes to the kale and cook until the ham is heated through.
- Season kale and ham with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), salt, and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Turn the stove to lowest possible heat, add the eggs, and cook while gently stirring every 30 seconds or so until the eggs are cooked to your liking, about 5-6 minutes total cooking time, or a bit longer if you like the eggs well-done. Serve hot.
And reading Green Eggs and Ham while you eat breakfast would be a fun way to celebrate!
More Green Eggs and Ham Recipes:
Baked Green Eggs and Ham Crepes ~ Food for my Family
Broccoli, Ham, and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Greens, Eggs, and Ham Grilled Cheese Sandwich ~ Simply Recipes
Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Green Eggs and Ham Sushi ~ Steamy Kitchen
Egg Muffins with Ham, Cheese, and Green Bell Pepper ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
You could use baby kale, but it will wilt a lot more quickly and I think the texture of the larger kale leaves will work better in this dish
This recipe created by Kalyn and perfected with help from Jake and Kara.
You could use baby kale, but it will wilt a lot more quickly and I think the texture of the larger kale leaves will work better in this dish This recipe created by Kalyn and perfected with help from Jake and Kara.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Green Eggs and ham would be suitable for most types of Low-Carb or low-glycemic eating plans. If you’re making this for the South Beach Diet, be sure to use lean ham or turkey ham to limit the amount of saturated fat. Other low-carb plans won’t care about that.
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