Healthy Spring Meals

By Cindy Adams

We are moving into Spring and time to get healthy so Heartland Living is bringing you some nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, you can enjoy a wholesome Green Detox Smoothie, or if you want a more hearty meal, try the Baked Eggs with Mushroom and Spinach. Keep lunch light with a delicious Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad or a low carb Cauliflower Chowder. If you are a shrimp scampi lover, for dinner try this healthier recipe, Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash. And for a light spring drink, try the Apple Sangria anytime in the afternoon or evening.

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Spinach

Easy baked eggs with garlic sautéed mushrooms and wilted spinach in individual pans. Quick, healthy and hearty.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces thinly sliced cremini or baby bella mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 cups baby spinach
4 large eggs
4 tablespoons heavy or low-fat cream
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil four 10-ounce pans or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in spinach until wilted.
  3. Divide mushroom mixture evenly into the cup pans. Top with eggs, cream and Parmesan, season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Place into oven and bake until egg whites are just set, about 12-14 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.