Green Eggs and Vitamin B9 info

No ham. Well, I mean you COULD do ham too...

Posted on Mar 18, 2018 by Jack McCann
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This is a family favorite. We're republishing it from one of our newsletters WAAAY back in 2014. (You'll notice Lauren looks a little younger in some of the photos.) Super fun and amazingly healthy. Yum!

A little background

For a kid who’s favorite color is green and given the choice will always choose a green shelled egg to eat for breakfast, she sure doesn’t like spinach, kale or any green veggie in her eggs. She’d say ‘no geeeeen’ and either pick it out or insist on getting another egg that was ‘orange’.

She seemed to be on a fruit kick, and we wanted to find ways to incorporate more veggies into her diet. One specific goal was to get enough folate (vitamin B9).  

It sounds like some studies suggest the synthetic version (Folic acid) is not as effective and can increase cancer rises. If you are taking a supplement (and most of us probably should), consider getting get one that says ‘folate – as metfolin’ or more scientifically listed as "L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate".

Avoid ingredients called ‘folic acid’.  Here is why:

Many people are not able to convert the synthetic folic acid into Vitamin B9.  Taking folic acid in these cases can actual make things worse.... and taking too much folic acid can also be a big problem.  

A more natural supplement of a fully bio-available B9 (Metfolin) appears to be more effective without the added risks of folic acid.  Or just eat these amazing green eggs or the many other items listed below. 

Here is a link to a good brand that has the Vitamin B9 as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (the best type).  I highly recommend taking this form if you are looking to get pregnant. 


  • Ask Lauren to help make some ‘green’ eggs
  • Put the eggs in a quart ball jar
  • Lauren helped pulled off kale leaves to put on top - A pinch of salt
  • Add an immersion blender and puree
  • Fry in coconut oil or some saved pork fat
  • Watch an excited girl eat her leafy greens!

Then we just had to convince ourselves it isn’t gross to eat green eggs... They tasted great, but needed something, so Betsy made up an awesome dressing, the combination is really quite good.

Dressing for green eggs


  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 c. white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 c. first cold press olive oil
  • chopped chives
  • salt
  • pepper

I like to put them in a small tupperware and shake vigorously to mix. Use high quality ingredients – you’ll taste the difference!

Other foods that are high in folate

  • Liver (kids and pregnant women especially should eat this a couple times a week)
  • Beans / lentils (just be sure to buy dried ones and then soak overnight at 140 degrees before)
  • Yeasts, so make your own kombucha, kefir or yogurt.
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Turnip greens
  • Other greens
  • Beets

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