Crack Open a Healthier Brunch Option

by | Apr 2024

Eggs Benedict with spinach on toast. Poached egg on toast with spinach and chives on white plate. Healthy breakfast. Selective focus, shallow dof


Many springtime gatherings call for brunchtime offerings. Change up a classic recipe with The American Diabetes Association’s version of Eggs Benedict (

Eggs Benedict Florentine
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 eggs, poached
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, optional
  • dash of ground black pepper
  • 2 whole-wheat English muffins, split and lightly toasted

Add the cooking spray and oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté the spinach until wilted. Stir in the garlic; sauté for an additional minute. Prepare a double boiler with a heat-proof bowl. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice and vegetable broth, whisking constantly until hot but not curdled. Remove from heat; whisk in yogurt, salt (optional) and pepper. Top each English muffin half with 1/4 of spinach mixture, one poached egg and 2 Tbsp. sauce.


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