Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Start your day off with a clean eating breakfast, packed with veggies and fresh flavours. This clean eating zucchini spinach scramble is delicious at breakfast, a healthy addition to brunch, or a hearty lunch for two.

Clean eating is all about fresh, healthy ingredients. This simple egg scramble is flavourful yet light-tasting, with a combination of mild zucchini and spinach, a punch of salty Parmesan cheese, and fresh-tasting basil.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Some mornings, or even lunches for that matter, the easiest food to prepare is scrambled eggs. However, I rarely prepare scrambled eggs.

Blame it on the Italian in me, but I always resort to preparing frittatas by default. My family loves frittatas, and since I’ve made them a zillion times, the preparation comes easy to me.

I love combining interesting flavours, such as kale and feta, or chorizo zucchini and saffron. But sometimes, a good ol’ simple combination of sweet red onion and potato satisfies our cravings.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Scrambled eggs are a no-fail food to prepare, whereas frittatas can go wrong, very easily. Don’t put enough oil, or use the wrong frying pan, and you end up with a sloppy looking mess.

Which is what happened today.

I have one particular non-stick frying pan that I reserve for making frittatas, but it was dirty and I was too lazy to wash it. So, I used my other frying pan-coincidentally, the one that always proves difficult in making frittatas.

I should have known it was coming. That moment of truth when you flip the pan and behold your masterpiece.

Nope, this time it fell apart. And that’s that….frittata gone wrong turned into this (still delicious) clean eating zucchini spinach scramble.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

Since I’m not much of a fan of eggs first thing in the morning (again, the Italian in me who prefers some biscotti and an espresso), I prepare this zucchini spinach scramble for lunch and even for a quick, last-minute breakfast-for-dinner option.

Serve it with some fresh crusty Italian bread and you have a hearty, clean meal for two. This egg scramble tastes delicious the day after and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in a tupperware.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

2016-08-20
: Serves 2-4
: 5 min
: 10 min

Start your day off with a clean eating breakfast, packed with veggies and fresh flavours. This clean eating zucchini spinach scramble is delicious at breakfast, a healthy addition to brunch, or a hearty lunch for two. Clean eating is all about fresh, healthy ingredients. This simple egg scramble is flavourful yet light-tasting, with a combination …

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Ingredients
    1 large zucchini
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 6 large organic eggs
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs. Parmesan cheese + 2 tbs. for garnish
  • 2 basil leaves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Directions

Heat olive oil in a medium pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent.

Add the chopped zucchini and continue to cook for another 7-8 minutes or until fork tender. Tear the spinach leaves into smaller pieces then add to the pan with basil. Stir to warm through.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

In the meantime, scramble the eggs with the Parmesan in a small bowl (or you can scramble them directly in the frying pan, as I do-one less dish to wash!). Once the spinach is wilted, add the eggs to the pan and stir gentle with a large wooden spoon for 4-5 minutes, or until you get the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

As a a general rule of thumb, scrambled eggs should be very soft and creamy however, I prefer mine well done, if you will. The cooking time will depend on your taste preferences.

Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese, and some crusty Italian bread.

Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble

12 thoughts on “Clean Eating Zucchini Spinach Scramble”

  • Ashleigh 2 years ago

    Yum! We are trying to clean up our diet and this is a perfect breakfast. I’m loving the cheap zucchini everywhere now too.

  • We just moved and our new neighbor brought over a HUGE zucchini from her garden the other day. This would have been a great recipe to try out. I ended up making my kids’ favorite zucchini bread.

  • I never know what to do with zucchini. I have made zucchini chips before, but I never thought to put it in scrambled eggs as a breakfast item. I used to be on a Whole 30 diet, and this would have been a great way to get my veggies with eggs in (I would just need to hold the cheese!).

  • Gwen Mulholland 2 years ago

    This is a great way to make sure that you get enough veggies in for the day. It is a change from the traditional spinach omelette. It is also a wonderful way to celebrate meatless Mondays.

  • I am big about eating spinach with my egg omelette, I have never tried putting zucchini with it but after reading this post I am going to have to give it a try.

  • Pier Nirandara 2 years ago

    YUMM!!!!! This is so healthy and looks DELICIOUS. I absolutely can’t wait to try it out – thanks for sharing!

  • Rocio 2 years ago

    Im not a fan of the taste of zucchinii but this looks so delish that I have to try it. Will be recreating soon.

  • This would absolutely make for a good main dish — if not a great side dish too! I’ve been on a healthy eating spree lately and for sure, this will make it to my list! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Oh, yummy. This sounds like a fabulous, protein-packed way to start the day. I’m on a low carb diet and this is totally something I would enjoy on plan. Loving the combination of ingredients and flavors.

  • victoria 2 years ago

    Sounds like a good breakfast! My wife love Zucchini but we haven’t try it with Scramble eggs. I should tell this to my wife.

  • Zucchini, spinach, eggs… all things that I LOVE! This scramble looks not only delicious but also easy to make. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Francisca Ramos 2 years ago

    The zucchini spinach scramble looks so good. I would love to eat it for breakfast. This is healthy eating:)

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