London’s “Sam-I-Am” Green Eggs and Ham(wich)


My little one, London Atticus, absolutely adores the Dr. Suess books.  They made learning his alphabet go much more smoothly, and now, they are a secret weapon to explaining to him that even though some foods look “funny”, they can really be much better than expected!  Hence, our household’s favorite version of classic Green Eggs and Ham.  It is simple to make and only takes about 10 minutes to throw together.  It also just happens to be  Pair it with the book if your LO needs convincing as you sneak nutritious food into their sweet little system! 😉

 What You’ll Need…

For Green Eggs-Omelette:

  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of pesto (homemade or store-bought is also fine)
  • 1 small yellow pepper
  • 2 mushrooms
  • Small amount of diced onion
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Tbs. of fat free half and half

For “Hamwich”:

  • One slice of whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 3 small slices of tomato
  • 3 pieces of bacon (We used Morningstar Vegetarian bacon, but regular bacon is fine, of course!)
  • Hummus


For omelette, whisk eggs, half and half, and 3 Tbs. of pesto in a bowl, season, and set aside.  Dice/chop pepper, onions, and mushrooms, and cook for a couple of minutes on medium high with a small amount of oil in a small frying pan until slightly brown.   Set veggies aside.  Next, cook your omelette in the pan as you would any other omelette, fill with the veggies and flip into a classic half-moon shape.  Garnish with remaining Tbs. of pesto by smudging it on the top of the omelette and any remaining veggies.  Place little tuft of parsley in the middle.

For Hamwich, toast the piece of whole wheat bread and with a butter knife, spread the hummus atop of it.  Crumble and layer the bacon in any which way that you please, and garnish with the fresh tomato slices.

Finally, read the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess and give them some inspiration to try new things.  Once kids try one odd-looking dish, it only becomes easier to convince them to try more new foods as they grow and develop their fine little pallets.  Happy breakfasting!



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