Boost Your Nutrients With Green Veggies

Can Green Vegetables Taste Good?

You bet. That’s good news, and I’ve got more. In this cooking video I show how to fix a tasty, quick meal that will boost your nutrients with green veggies. You can enjoy greens without having to eat salads at every meal!


Are Hot Peppers Healthy?

One ingredient in this recipe is a medium-heat cherry pepper. The heat in peppers comes from a substance called capsaicin. Capsaicin boosts our metabolic rate, increases the burning of fat stores, and lowers appetite. It also may play a role in lessening inflammation and relieving pain. Capsaicin may do this through altering the microbial population in our intestines. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Fmolecules25235681

If you can tolerate spicy foods (those with sensitive stomachs and acid reflux may need to be cautious), hot peppers add flavor, zest, and further health benefits to this green veggie recipe.

Green Eggs No Ham

Deb Rankin
a tangy green veggie meal
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 446 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 2 cherry peppers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  • Pour olive oil into a medium skillet and heat on low
  • Peel garlic cloves, press or smash, and add to olive oil
  • Allow garlic to infuse flavor into olive oil for about five minutes
  • Turn up heat to medium and add diced red onion
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion sizzles and becomes limp
  • Add baby spinach and stir for two to three minutes until it begins to wilt
  • Create two nests for eggs and break one egg into each
  • While eggs cook until whites become opaque, slice cherry peppers into thin strips and arrange over spinach
  • For over easy eggs, put skillet under broiler for three minutes to ensure egg whites become firm. For hard-cooked eggs, place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for five minutes
  • Drizzle a tablespoon or two of vinegar from the pickled cherry pepper over greens
  • Loosen from skillet with a spatula and slide onto plate


Calories: 446kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 14gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 695mgPotassium: 598mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 6104IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 4mg
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Brain Health

Green veggies boost nutrients because they provide vitamins A, C, E, and K. A diet rich in these nutrients supports brain health. In a recent blog I relayed the exciting news that older adults who consume more green leafy vegetables seem to maintain more cognitive function. https://deborahrankinrd.com/dark-green-veggie/

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