Food Love

Food Love: Eggs

One of the things I really miss about home is cooking.  In Bali, It’s so cheap for us to eat out that at the moment we don’t even have a kitchen!  (SOB).

Because of this I have developed an unhealthy addition with cooking blogs.  I’m not gonna lie. I’m a little bit out of control.  Rather than spend all day every day frantically pinning food to my Pinterest board. I thought I would channel some of that energy into creating blog posts by sharing some of my favorite recipes from the internet here.

In the interest of being organized (and so I don’t go completely wild), I will give each post a theme.  Today’s theme is one of my favorite foods of all time  – Eggs.

Anyone that knows me knows, I’m an Eggs for breakfast kind of girl. Obviously, you don’t have to eat them at breakfast; they are pretty good at all times of the day. I just like mine in the morning (Or sometimes for lunch, or a quick dinner…you get the picture).  I love ‘em.

They have had a bad rap in the past (more on that another time), but it’s now considered safe to include around 7 eggs a week as part of a healthy and balanced diet.

This is good news, as these little gems are packed with nutrients. They are a good source of high quality protein (one large egg contains around 77Kcal and 6g of protein, including all 9 essential amino acids) and they contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. They also contain Lutein and Zeaxanthine, two antioxidants which are known for their benefits to eye health through reducing the risk of age- related macular generation.

On top of all that, they are inexpensive and taste great!

Eight eggscelent great ways to enjoy eggs:

  1. Zucchini (courgette)  Summer Skillet with Poached Eggs by Jessica at How Sweet It Is Blog
  2. Easy Peasy Veggie Scramble by Alysia at Slim Sanity
  3. Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomato by BBC Good Food
  4. Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Egg Casserole by  Registered Dietitian Anne at Fannetastic Food
  5. Gluten Free Breakfast Tostadas by John and Dana at Minimalist Baker
  6. Baked Eggs in Tomato Cups by Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny Blog
  7. Breakfast Burritos as made by Elle at Nutritionella
  8. Vegetable Frittata by Registered Dietitian Kristen at the Swanky Dietitian Blog

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What’s your favorite egg recipe?

Feel free to share it in the comments!

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Resources

  • Rong Y., Chen L., Zhu T., Song Y., Yu M., Shan Z., Sands A., Hu F.B. &  Liu L. (2013) Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. British Medical Journal 364:e8539
  • Todays Dietitian – Sunny Side Up — Eggs Can Be a Part of a Healthy Diet (Diane Welland, MS, RD) http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/062810p22.shtml
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6 Responses

  1. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
    October 08, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the shout out, Helen!
    Your blog is so darling!!!
    I love eggs but I definitely get in a rut. These are great ideas!

    • helen
      October 08, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Aww thanks Kristen! I can’t wait to give your recipe a go when I get home! :)

  2. Silvy Vignola
    October 08, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Love eggs and love the recipes, im so glad this blog is finally up and running :D

    • helen
      October 08, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Silvy! :)

  3. Tan Tan
    October 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Ahhhhhhh! Found the perfect egg recipe for you! So… Half and advocado, scoop a little more avo out of the hole (either save for later or have a little nibble), crack an egg into each hole (can be a little tricky), then top with cooked bacon and grated cheese. Bake in the oven for about half an hour or until the egg is cooked to your liking. Oh my God divine! And super filling, I didn’t snack all afternoon (and I’m a snacker). Helen you will love it xxxxx

    • helen
      October 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      This sounds amazing! Eggs AND avocado…two of my favs!! :)

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