If you know what spanakopita is you probably already love it – if not, prepare to fall in love!
This is the traditional spanakopita which is Greek phyllo dough filled with spinach, feta cheese, scallion/onion and egg.
This recipe is awesome because it is so healthy and can be made with that extra spinach you have in the fridge or even frozen spinach. If you use frozen spinach – MAKE SURE you microwave and firmly press all the excess water out through a strainer. Or else you will end up with watery scrambled eggs…NOT yummy. Fresh spinach is much easier to prepare (and I think tastes much better too) because it wilts so easily. Artichokes are optional in this, and if you can’t get them cheap – just omit artichokes all together.
Prepare to start your day off right – with veggies and lean protein – you won’t get those EXTREME hungries and crash you get around 10am if you ate a bowl of cereal.
2 eggs OR 3 egg whites – beaten until fluffy
2 scallions sliced thin, light green parts only
handful of spinach
1/2 artichoke chopped/torn
1/2 TBS feta cheese
Swipe a menial amount of butter in the pan (or use cooking spray for no-fat)
Add sliced scallions and heat on medium low until cooked slightly. Add the beaten eggs and a bit of pepper. Add artichokes and spinach on top and scramble! Once eggs are cooked (and don’t over cook!! Keep heat on medium!!) Serve and top with a sprinkle of feta cheese! (I recommend not using the no-fat feta. The regular kind tastes better and a little goes a long way. Just use sparingly! )
Enjoy the day to the fullest!