Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

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St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind recipes like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Soda Bread, Irish Stew and Irish desserts. Apart from Corned Beef & Cabbage, which is naturally low-carb, all these are high in carbs and calories. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a few quick & simple low-carb recipes to make your St. Patrick’s Day festive. Here is the result of my efforts (links to 2 more recipes at the bottom). You may have already tried eggs cooked in bell pepper rings. Here is a little tip on how to make your breakfast more interesting:

Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.3 grams
Protein17.6 grams
Fat29.3 grams
Calories360 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 20%, fat 75%

Total carbs6.1 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars3 gramsSaturated fat13.7 gramsSodium575 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium487 mg(24% EMR)

Ingredients (per serving)

  • 2 large eggs (free range or organic)
  • 2 rings of large green pepper, approx. 2 cm / 1 inch thick (~ 40g / 1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 small red onion (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic bacon (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or unsalted organic butter)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives). Try to get nitrate-free bacon or slice your own from pork belly.


  1. Rinse the bell pepper, remove stem and seeds. Slice it into two thick (2 cm / 1 inch) slices just near the center of the pepper (the widest part). Save the rest of the pepper for a salad or with your breakfast.
    Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with half of the ghee or butter and add the pepper rings to the pan. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes. Crack an egg into each of the bell pepper rings. Don’t worry if some of the egg white leaks out, you can simply remove it later on with a spatula. Season with salt and ground black pepper and cook until the egg white becomes firm. When done, set aside.
    Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  3. In a separate pan, warm the remaining of the ghee or butter and add finely chopped red onion. Cook for a few minutes until slightly brown. Then, add sliced bacon and cook shortly. Add washed and drained baby spinach, season with salt and cook for another minute.
    Note: I already had some crispy bacon prepared in my fridge, so I just added that at the end.
    Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  4. Place everything on a serving plate and enjoy!
    Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g8 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
2 g0.4 g0.1 g12 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.4 g0.9 g0.1 g7 kcal
Bacon (organic)
0 g3.5 g4.5 g54 kcal
0 g0 g15 g136 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
4.3 g17.6 g29.3 g360 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (5)

Looks delicious going to try that soon.


So cute!!! I have to make this for my hubby 😊


Thank you Hayley!


All 3 of these recipes are so creative and beautifully presented.  Beautiful pics.  The Shamrock Eggs is just so CUTE!  


Thank you very much!! 😊