What to Eat this week — EGGS!
This week’s “What to Eat” is all about Eggs — I’ve been an egg lover as long as I can remember! My go-to habit lately is to hard boil a bunch at the start of the week and then eat one or two for breakfast (with coffee, toast, and maybe some breakfast meats).
What I like about eggs:
- “Packaged” as single serving
- Can be prepped ahead of time
- Are super filling and keep me full all morning
- Can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner
- Act as a great camouflage for veggies
- Packed with Protein
- Add a sort of silky luxury to my Korean dishes (yolk on top of Bibimbap… mmmm…)
- Are relatively cheap and easy to have on hand
- Versatile enough to be transformed into new dishes — as a way to be creative!
For such a versatile little bundle of deliciousness — Eggs will only clock in around 80 calories a piece. They are a great source of protein and really easy to pop in your mouth once they’re hard boiled.
According to this article, eggs have 10 proven health benefits including:
- They’re super nutritious – They contain Vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, Folate, Phosphorus, and Selenium as well as some Vitamin D, E, K, B6, Calcium, and Zinc. Not bad for a little nugget of heaven that’ll only set you back 70-80 calories for one large egg.
- They’re good for your eyes — move over carrots! Apparently they contain Lutein and other nutrients that may help counteract some processes that could adversely affect our eyes.
- They’re high in quality protein– One egg contains 6 grams of protein
- They’ll keep you full — Eggs are the original protein ball and protein keeps you full!!
Recipes to Try
- Good Old Hard Boiled!! I stick a few eggs in a pot, cover with cold water, then bring to a boil with the lid on. One the water is boiling — I take the pan (still covered) off the heat and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before I rinse with cold water and peel. Once I peel them I let them cool fully and store in individual zip lock bags in the fridge for grab and go mornings.
- Frittata — I add anything I have laying around and make new combinations any time. Here’s a great recipe to start with.
- Omelet — My absolute favorite omelet is one made by my dad with perfectly cubed ham and lots of shredded cheese. I’ve also had one with caramelized onions that makes a great dinner with a side salad. I usually use two large eggs to make my omelets because 3 is just too many, but if you ever have issues with tearing or stuffing leaking out — use more eggs and split with a friend!
- Egg salad sandwiches — for a great low maintenance lunch — I use hard boiled eggs, that I smash to oblivion and then add veggies and either miracle whip or mayo depending on my mood. Great on toast/bread, crackers, or in a salad
- Coconut Macaroon –– Coconuts have their own amazing health benefits, but add in some whipped egg whites and you bump up the protein — and make it into a cookie? What could possibly be wrong with this??
How do you like your eggs?
What’s your go to breakfast for grab and go mornings?
What are you eating this Wednesday?