Microwave Gourmet – Green Eggs and Ham

– Toni Sicola, executive editor and wellness expert

As promised, a microwave lunch post — not the kind in the frozen section!

So we’ve covered the 5 Easy Steps to Microwave Gourmet: Tear, Rinse, Cover, Nuke, Dress it up.

Today’s recipe is a simple and delicious way to enjoy a break room lunch (or breakfast!), save money, and make a healthy choice.

Green Eggs and Ham:

(you might consider cracking the egg and putting it in a container to bring with you to work)

  • medium glass bowl
  • dinner plate
  • microwave
  • 7 to 10 kale leaves, ribbed, and torn OR two big fists full of baby spinach
  • 1 egg (2 if you’re hungry)
  • 3 pcs Canadian style turkey bacon
  • water
  • Real salt or sea salt
  • ghee (about a tsp)
  • (optional) grated hard cheese like Parmesan or Romano
  1. In your glass (not plastic) break room bowl, rinse greens, leaving a small amount of water in the bowl — not too much!
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of salt
  3. Cover with your glass break room plate
  4. Microwave for 10 to 30 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is — we’re not going for mushy, just softenedMG2
  5. While that’s going, cut up the Canadian bacon into small pieces
  6. Pull out the greens, stir in ghee, Canadian bacon, and egg (beating the egg first might make this part a little easier)
  7. Cover again with plate and nuke for 1 to 2 minutes, or until done and not runny
  8. mix in the cheese while it’s still hot
  9. Enjoy your veggie and protein-filled lunch!

I love this recipe, and you can do so many things with eggs in a microwave if you can’t get to a stove top and are sick of hard boiled. I even found this awesome looking idea for a quick wholesome meal from A Veggie Venture. Be creative! Go forth and conquer the office break room!

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