Open-Faced Eggs Florentine Sandwiches
Try this fresh breakfast sandwich idea by scrambling your eggs with calcium-rich spinach and serving atop whole grain toast.
Serving or preparing food in the “Florentine” style means that it is inspired by the cuisine of Florence, Italy. These dishes are usually simple, rustic and often feature spinach as a main ingredient. Pairing spinach with eggs and whole grain toast for this eggs Florentine sandwich recipe, will load you up on healthy vitamins, protein and fiber. Plus, it will keep you feeling full – providing lots of energy – which studies show may help with weight loss.
To make this recipe you will need a large non-stick skillet, toaster or toaster oven and a spatula or heat-safe spoon.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (13.5g); Carbohydrates (20g); Sodium (400mg); Sugar (3g); Fiber (4g); Cholesterol (248mg); Protein (16g)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
2 slices whole-grain bread
1 Tbsp. milk
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1. Cook spinach
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil and baby spinach. Cook and stir until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
2. Make toast
Toast the whole-grain bread in the toaster.
3. Beat eggs and add to spinach
Beat the eggs with the milk and a bit of salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture to the spinach.
4. Scramble eggs with the spinach
Cook, stirring quickly, until the eggs are scrambled and cooked through.
5. Add Parmesan
Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
6. Top toast with eggs
Place the toast slices on a plate and top with the hot egg mixture.
Ingredient Tips & Benefits
- Customize your open-faced sandwiches with additional toppings like roasted red peppers or chopped tomatoes. Not only do these ingredients add color, they’re both high in antioxidants.
- Spinach is a leafy green vegetable and is packed with antioxidants like vitamins A, C and K. They protect cells from free-radical damage which has been linked to the development of rheumatoid arthritis. It’s also high in bone-preserving calcium.
- If you have the option, choose whole grain bread. Whole grains are rich in antioxidants, which protect cells from damage, and B vitamins. They’re also high in fiber, which binds to fatty acids like LDL cholesterol and carries them out of the body before they can clog arteries.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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