Tuesday, July 6, 2010

green, eggs, and ham

If you have read any of my older posts you know that getting my carnivore to eat anything green is quite a chore. Same goes for fruit. Well, it isn't as bad with fruit, but he would never pick up a piece and eat it on his own. As such, I am always sneaking fruit and green things into his diet. Even if it is simple as putting a few green grapes on his plate. Two birds - one stone.

And this simple breakfast works as a great disguise. Omelets are notorious for their ability to be made many ways. This means you can satisfy both the meat eaters and the vegetarians in your life. On this morning I made myself a super cheesy omelet with cheddar jack and lots of freshly ground pepper. To curb the constant bacon craving of the carnivore I made a bacon and cheese omelet with a side of what else - bacon. (Please note any veggie can be added - think peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc. - or other meats - like sausage or ham.) I then offset the meat madness, if only in my own mind, by popping a few green grapes on the plate.

There you have it - green (grapes), eggs, and ham. It is as simple as the Dr. Suess rhyme to make you mixed diet family happy in the morning. Not only that, you can manage to get something green in the A.M. Do you have a favorite omelet? A favorite fresh fruit side? Or what about a way to sneak something good on your family's plates? Let me know! I am always looking for more ideas.


  1. I love the idea. Green, eggs and ham. Great for my kids' breakfast. Easy, fast, and healthy. I don't have problem with my kids when it comes to eggs and ham. I love cooking ham recipes, so they already have their favorite ham types already, lol! It's the 'green' part I'm worried, lol! I think for starters I'll have broiled asparagus in it. :)

  2. Oh, asparagus would be a stretch in our house, but maybe a bell pepper very finely chopped!


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