My favorite slow carb breakfast, especially on weekends, involves eggs baked on top of bacon and spinach.  It is fairly quick (about 7 minutes) and easy and ever-so-delicious.  Basically you fry some bacon, drain it, toss some fresh spinach in the bacon drippings, crack a few eggs on top, cover and bake.  Done!  Delicious!  Healthy!

Slow carb breakfast of bacon and eggs baked on top of a bed of spinach
Slow carb breakfast of bacon and eggs baked on top of a bed of spinach

Don’t over-think your Slow Carb Breakfast

I’m just going to briefly describe the process rather than put this breakfast into a recipe format.  It is easy and flexible and you really don’t need to worry about perfection with this dish.  It is much easier than frying eggs and turning them in a skillet, and definitely easier than an omelet.  Even if it comes out as a tossed up, messy scramble it will be delicious.  Just use great ingredients!

  • Fry up some bacon in a skillet to just under the crispiness you like.
  • Drain some of the grease off, leaving the bacon in the skillet, and turn the heat to medium-low.
  • Rinse some bunch spinach (not the baby spinach in the plastic containers) and cut off the stems.  Toss a handful or two of spinach in the pan on top of the bacon.
  • Crack 2 or 3 eggs on top of the spinach.  Add a little salt and pepper.
  • Cover the skillet (important to cover) and let the eggs bake on the burner (medium-low heat) until they are the consistency you like.
  • Use a spatula or just tilt and slide the whole thing onto a plate and enjoy!

**Oh, and add a couple dashes of balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar when you add the salt and pepper.  It really adds to the flavor.


  1. Carmen Sakurai on November 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    You had me at bacon… and eggs.. and spinach! 🙂 This is one of our favorites… so yummy!

  2. michalakozinovagmailcom on November 8, 2019 at 6:45 am

    LOve this recipe! Spinach is not my favorite but I will totally give fresh spinach a go in this combination – my egg variations for breakfast started to get a little boring after all.

    • dorothy stainbrook on November 8, 2019 at 7:03 am

      Yes, a lot of people don’t like spinach but if you can find a tasty way to incorporate it into your meals you will gain a ton in terms of micronutrients. It’s the king of veggies as far as micronutrients go. Try fresh baby spinach in a blueberry protein smoothie… won’t even be able to taste the spinach at all. Here’s a link to that recipe if you don’t already know it:

  3. Jo on April 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    My mom made the egg, bacon, spinach breakfast when we were little kids and we all made fun of her. (You know how little kids like anything green) Now as an adult I can appreciate her trying to change things up. Now I am going to try this recipe. My how our tastes change. It was fun seeing this recipe. Brought back a fun memory. Thank you..

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