I know what some of you were thinking as soon as you saw this recipe for green eggs and ham on toasted bread. You were like, “Wait a minute! Artificial colors are soooooo bad for you!”
Well, I agree with you. That’s why I used a natural green food coloring to create these vibrant eggs. Did you even realize natural dyes were a thing? I didn’t until I saw them at my local Fresh Thyme, but you can also buy them on Amazon.
We made these sandwiches because my family loves Dr. Seuss books, but green eggs and ham is also a fun St. Patrick’s Day recipe for kids. St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday, so I guess mentioning that it’s good recipe for March 17th isn’t helpful now. Sorry.
Okay, let’s talk about Dr. Seuss again. Did you know that my 4 year old can read? I credit Dr. Seuss for some of that. His books are engaging, and my son loves that the words rhyme. Seeing rhyming words has helped him establish patterns and make connections between other rhyming words, such as as “floor” and “door.” He spends a lot of time listing rhyming words.
He also likes to create his own words when he can’t think of a real one that rhymes. Hey, whatever keeps his mind active.
His 6-year-old brother also has a Dr. Seuss obsession, and he recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd at his school by wearing crazy socks. He’s been asking me to make green eggs and ham forever (or maybe it just feels like forever since he likes to recycle the same questions 87 times an hour), so he was psyched that I finally made this recipe.
If your kids know how to work in the kitchen safely, they can help you make this easy recipe. Start by adding a couple drops of green food coloring to a bowl filled with cracked eggs. Sprinkle in a dash of salt and pepper, if desired.
You can also add milk or a milk substitute to the egg mixture, but I totally forgot to do that this time. Oops.
Beat the eggs until well combined. You’ll notice that my eggs aren’t super green yet in the pic below, which is why I later added more food coloring. It’s also because natural food coloring seems like it’s not as bright as artificial colors, at least in my opinion.
Add a few slices of ham to a skillet and heat them up for a couple of minutes. You can skip this step if you like cold ham.
Prepare your scrambled eggs in a separate skillet as your sliced ham cooks. When your eggs are almost done cooking, add a little more green food coloring.
Toast a couple slices of bread in a toaster oven or in a skillet. I like to spray the top and bottom of the sandwich with coconut oil cooking spray and then stick it in the skillet for a minute or two.
Mmmmmm…green eggs and ham. Oh, I forgot to mention that we added cheese to the sandwich. American cheese melts best, but opt for cheddar if you want something that isn’t as processed.
It’s harder than I thought to photograph green eggs and ham. The eggs aren’t as pale as they appear in my photos; you can definitely tell they’re green when you see them in person.
Serve your green eggs and ham with fresh fruit and/or veggies. I gave my kids sliced kiwi fruit because we wanted to stick with the green theme. If your kids won’t eat kiwi, you can try green grapes, mini cucumber slices, green apple wedges, or baby spinach leaves.
This entire recipe took less than 10 minutes to prepare, so it’s great for busy days. You can serve green eggs and ham for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner…anytime you want. I don’t like ham, but if I did, I’d probably add bacon and lettuce to my sandwich. I didn’t do that for my kids because I wanted to keep things as simple as possible to honor Dr. Seuss’ popular book, Green Eggs and Ham.
Ready to make your own green eggs and ham on toasted bread?
Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe for green eggs and ham on toasted bread:
Have you tried green eggs and ham? What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
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