6 Creative Ways to Add More Eggs to Your Diet
Hearing a fellow fitness professional prescribe breakfasts of egg white omelets to a client is like hearing nails on a chalkboard to me. Half of the protein inside an egg is inside the yolk, and egg yolks contain many beneficial nutrients as well, including B vitamins such as choline. One whole egg contains about 6 grams of protein and approximately 70 calories, which make eggs a healthy and low-calorie, high protein food choice.
Eggs have some serious bragging rights when it comes to nutrition, and I might even dare call them a superfood.
The best thing about eggs is that they are incredibly versatile. You can eat them at any time of the day, not just for breakfast.
Here are six creative ways to add more eggs into your diet:
1. Add a hard boiled egg to any green salad with veggies to make a complete meal.
2. Add soft boiled eggs to a bowl of quinoa for a protein-packed new twist on lunch or brunch.
3. Go Mediterranean and design a plate with hummus, olives, pita, and eggs cooked "over easy."
4. Make a healthy high protein party appetizer for your dinner guests to enjoy instead of filling up on chips and other carbs with empty calories. Try this spicy deviled egg recipe for a home run!
5. Crack an egg into a chicken noodle soup, and stir it around until it cooks evenly. For vegetarians and pescatarians, I make a yummy non-chicken soup with peas, noodles, veggie stock, and eggs.
6. Add a poached egg to a pasta dish to increase its protein value. Italian restaurants will often add egg on top of a creamy Carbonara pasta dish, but I like to make healthier versions subtracting the cream and adding veggies and an egg on top.
Jennifer Cassetta is a third degree black belt, clinical nutritionist and personal trainer. She loves kale, chocolate and wine. She loves to punch, kick, lift weights, meditate, and dress up in stilettos. She empowers people to be strong, safe and sexy through nutrition, fitness and self-defense, and you can read more at www.jennifercassetta.com.