Today I wanted to talk about a subject that I’m pretty passionate about: EGGS!
I love them. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled, baked into things. I can’t get get enough of em’.
Eggs have always been a controversial food– do they cause high cholesterol? How many should I eat per day? But there’s no reason to be scared of eggs. Check out my five reasons why you should eat eggs everyday and some mouth-watering recipes to go along with them.
They’re high in protein.
The protein in eggs keeps you feeling full much longer than a bowl of cereal. The protein (and fat!) gives you energy, and increases satiety so you don’t feel as hungry afterwards.
Try this protein-packed breakfast: Huevos Rancheros via Upside Down Pear.
Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight! For the reasons stated above, protein and fat make you feel much more full than a slice of toast or a bagel. If you eat a carb-heavy breakfast, you’re more likely to be starving at 10 and might snack on something not-so-good for you.
Try these spruced-up scrambled eggs: Goat Cheese & Chive Scrambled Eggs via Simple Healthy Kitchen.
Eating eggs won’t increase your cholesterol.
Recent studies have shown that eating up to one egg per day doesn’t increase people’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In fact, new evidence suggests that people who have up to one egg per day have a lower risk of having a hemmorrhagic stroke than people who ate eggs more often.
Poaching your egg greatly reduces the amount of fat per serving (compared to frying it). Try this White Asparagus and Poached Egg via Dine & Dash.
Eggs are cheap.
The average cost of one-dozen free-range eggs is $3.99. That’s $0.33 per serving! You can’t buy meat cheaper than that. Eggs are an inexpensive, concentrated source of protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals.
Try this Simple Sunday Brunch of toast, avocado and egg via Me & Mr. Jones.
Eggs are loaded with nutrients.
Eggs are high in choline, which stimulates brain function and increases memory and alertness. Leutin and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants in eggs that have been linked to protecting our eyes from UV exposure. Eggs are also high in biotin, which helps your nails and hair grow stronger and faster.
Try this super hearty Cowboy Breakfast Eggs & Hash via The Salty Tomato.
Makes me want to eat eggs for days! Nothing better than a runny egg yolk!
How do you like your eggs? How often do you eat them?
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!