Healthy Family Recipe: Green Eggs and Ham

March 2nd, 2014 by Live Well Omaha Kids

Written by Courtney Brewer, Live Well Omaha Kids

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In honor of Read Across America Day (also known as Dr. Suess’ birthday), we’re sharing an easy and fun recipe to make with your kids — the infamous ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. It’s both colorful AND healthy! This recipe comes from Web MD and Raising FIT(TM) Kids’ Chef Lizzie. You can even watch Chef Lizzie and her friends prepare the recipe here.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 thin slice ham (Chef Lizzie likes to use prosciutto.)
  • 1 teaspoon pesto
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter (or olive oil)
  • Pinch of parmesan cheese (Chef Lizzie likes to use freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.)


  1. Crack 1 whole egg into mixing bowl.
  2. Crack second egg into small bowl; remove and discard the yolk.
  3. Add egg white of second egg to mixing bowl with whole egg. Scramble eggs with pesto.
  4. Tear the ham into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Heat pan on medium heat. Add butter and move butter around to coat pan. Pour egg mixture into pan. Add ham pieces to egg mixture.
  6. Slowly move eggs in the pan in a push/pull motion with spatula until cooked. Top with cheese.

Green Eggs and Ham can be served with a small fruit salad topped with a drizzle of honey or agave nectar and sesame seeds or chopped walnuts. It can also be served with a side of whole-grain toast topped with 100% all-fruit preserves.

Nutritional Information:

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 14.9 g
    • Saturated fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 305.8 mg
  • Sodium: 561.1 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
    • Dietary fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugars: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 16 g

* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA’s MyPlate Standards.

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