Firstly, they are delicious and so versatile. Here are my top 12 eggy favourites eaten for breakfast, lunch, a light-dinner or as a snack.
- Soft-boiled egg dipped with soldiers (not just for kids 😉)
- Hard-boiled eggs on salads
- Scrambled eggs
- Poached egg
- Fried eggs
- French toast
- Egg muffin
- Raw egg in smoothies
- Egg fried rice
Contrary to popular belief, there’s no recommended limit on how many you should eat.
‘Eggs do contain cholesterol, but our blood cholesterol is not affected by the cholesterol in foods we eat’
Kiri Elliott, dietitian & BDA spokesperson, Oct 2018
Eggs for Health
- Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D (helps to protect bones, preventing osteoporosis and rickets), B6, B12 (helps the immune system work properly) and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper
- One egg contains 12% of your daily RI of protein
- Contain vitamin D which is important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles
- During pregnancy and breast feeding, an adequate supply of choline is particularly important, since choline is essential for normal brain development
- Good quality source of protein
- Aids in weight loss due to the high protein content keeping one fuller for longer, Ideal for brekkie!
- Helps improve heart health thanks to betaine and choline
- Beneficial in improving cognitive health
- Aids in growth & development of body
- Maintains healthy hormonal functioning of thyroid
- Contain omega 3 and vitamin E. Reducing the risk of heart disease and promote healthy skin
Choose eggs from free-range or organically raised chickens. Eggs should always be visually inspected before buying and are best stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.
What’s not to LOVE about the simple egg!?