Green Eggs No Ham

Back in May, we took my Mom out at one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary, the Coup.

I’ve gone to the Coup probably twice a week for the past 5 years, so I’ve literally tried every gluten free item on the menu, except a scrambled egg dish they call “Green Eggs No Ham”. What a cute name, how had I not seen this earlier?

With a name like that, I knew I had to give it a try.

The basil, the greens, the pine nuts, it was so delicious!

As always, I went home and recreated the recipe hoping it could be my new after run meal. I tripled the greens because, well, we could all do with a bit more green in our lives. I upped the basil to increase the magnesium in the dish [magnesium helps to relax your muscles, perfect after a long run].

I’ve been making these scrambled eggs for myself for over a month now so I figured it was about time that I share the recipe with you!

Green Eggs No Ham

Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Corn free

These aren’t your average scrambled eggs. These babies have loads of sweet basil and garlic, enveloped in a creamy pesto, and surrounded by a full serving of greens.

Inspired by the breakfast I had at the Coup after my first 10km

Yield: 2-3 servings


Pumpkin pesto

  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds [pepitas]
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, about 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon rice miso
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbamare


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil or other cooking oil
  • 1 head kale, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • handful raw pine nuts


To make pesto: process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Putting it all together: heat coconut oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Once melted, add eggs and mix with a fork. Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes,turning with fork every minute or so. Add kale, spinach, and 3-4 spoon fulls of pesto to the mix and continue to cook until desired consistency is met. I like my scrambled eggs well-done so for me, this was a total of 11 minutes. Add extra basil and pine nuts, mix to combine and serve.

You can use the leftover pesto for a big batch of Pumpkin Pesto Pasta, or use as a delicious sandwich spread!

If you’re like me and don’t like the consistency of scrambled eggs [I know, I'm weird], adding the greens and pine nuts really help.

My favorite way to enjoy these eggs is wrapped up in a rice tortilla with a bit of hummus, post running fuel at it’s finest.

What’s your favorite meal after a good workout?

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  1. I love the title of this post. So cute :)

    I read too many Dr Seuss books these days I think…haha!

    The recipe looks wonderful!

    “I upped the basil to increase the magnesium in the dish [magnesium helps to relax your muscles, perfect after a long run].”= Yes!! Good call! Life, working out, toxins, stress, they all deplete our mag. stores and so anything to replenish them is great!

  2. Mmmm – pesto, greens and eggs; I never would have come up with that on my own, but it looks fantastic!! I just so happen to have some parsley and basil in my herb garden that’s dying to be used up and this looks like a great new way to do it!

    • If you have extra basil, try combining it with lime in your water. It’s so deliciously good!

  3. I love this. I usually just have a smoothie after a workout because it’s so fast but I’ve been going crazy on the eggs lately so this looks especially good to me. I can’t wait for fresh basil either, I just saw some at the farmers market last weekend so I’m going to be all over that this coming weekend :D

  4. Making pesto with pumpkin seeds is my favorite way to do it!

    I get tired of eating the same thing every day after workouts, so I mix it up. eggs and toast, banana-protein smoothies, oat bran, and more!

  5. Love the pumpkin seed pesto! So creative :)
    After a workout I really like a nice super thick smoothie in a bowl made with coconut or almond milk.

  6. Love green omelets…but ohmygoodness! Why haven’t I thought of putting basil on it before?!! I will fix that tomorrow morning!

    Favorite after-workout meal: apples with peanut butter. Fresh, yet protein-full

  7. MmM, this looks awesome! I have never been a big fan of scrambeled eggs or eggs in general, but this really looks tasty! I have such a big love for pesto, basil, pine nuts and greens. Im thinking, maybe this would work for scrambeled Tofu too?? What do you think? I think I need to try that actually!

    • If you ever come back for a visit, you’ll have to go!

  8. That looks delicious! I’m always trying to get more greens into my day and I don’t know why I never thought of eggs. Can’t wait to to try this.

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