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Poached Eggs Over Sautéed Greens
Enjoy vegetables for breakfast! In many parts of the world vegetables are a regular part of a healthy breakfast. This Healthiest Way of Eating dish not only tastes great it contains only 130 calories, and provides a wealth of health-promoting nutrients.
Poached Eggs Over Sautéed Greens Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes

  • 4 eggs, preferably organic
  • 1 tsp light vinegar (rice, apple cider, or white wine)
  • about 4 cups water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leeks, about 1 large leek, white part only
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale
  • 3 + 5 TBS chicken broth
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Slice leeks and garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
  2. Bring water and vinegar to a fast simmer in a skillet large enough to fit eggs. Make sure there is enough water to cover eggs.
  3. While water is coming to a simmer, heat 3 TBS broth in a separate stainless steel 10-12 inch skillet. Healthy Sauté sliced leeks in broth over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add garlic slices and continue to saute, stirring constantly for another minute.
  4. Add kale, broth, and lemon juice, and simmer covered on medium low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. When done season with salt and pepper.
  6. Poach eggs until desired doneness. This will take about 5 minutes, or just until the white is set and the yolk has filmed over. Remove from vinegar water with a slotted spoon and place on top of greens.
Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Poached Eggs over Sauteed Greens
1.00 serving
(151.68 grams)
Calories: 130


 vitamin K639%

 vitamin C117%

 vitamin A77%






 vitamin B224%

 vitamin B621%







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Poached Eggs over Sauteed Greens
1.00 serving
151.68 grams
Calories: 130

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 575.51 mcg 639 88.4 excellent
vitamin C 87.98 mg 117 16.2 excellent
vitamin A 693.76 mcg RAE 77 10.7 excellent
manganese 0.71 mg 31 4.3 very good
selenium 16.87 mcg 31 4.2 very good
molybdenum 12.96 mcg 29 4.0 very good
biotin 8.17 mcg 27 3.8 very good
copper 0.24 mg 27 3.7 very good
vitamin B2 0.31 mg 24 3.3 good
vitamin B6 0.35 mg 21 2.8 good
phosphorus 141.15 mg 20 2.8 good
protein 9.08 g 18 2.5 good
iodine 26.50 mcg 18 2.4 good
vitamin B12 0.40 mcg 17 2.3 good
pantothenic acid 0.69 mg 14 1.9 good
calcium 136.76 mg 14 1.9 good
iron 2.41 mg 13 1.9 good
folate 52.52 mcg 13 1.8 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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