WIAW is here a little early this time around because tomorrow I’ll be up and at ‘em early for my first day of internship work. Bring it on, woot woot!
This WIAW is going to be a feature on something I eat quite frequently…
It’s the incredible, edible protein:
Nutritionally, it doesn’t get much better than these little guys. Let’s take a look:
Health Benefits of Eggs: (source)
- Eggs are good for eye health due to their carotenoid content
- Each egg contains 6 grams of highly digestible protein and all 9 amino acids
- May strengthen the heart and prevent heart disease and heart attacks
- Good source of choline, a nutrient that regulates the brain, central nervous system, and cardiovascular system
- Contains naturally occurring vitamin D
- May prevent breast cancer
- Promotes healthy skin and nails due to high sulfur content as well as many other vitamins and minerals
Just to name a FEW of the great things eggs can do. Not to mention they taste pretty darn amazing and there is an endless variety of ways they can be eaten. I have eggs pretty much every day as they are a stable in my diet. I eat both eggs and egg whites, just depending on what i’m making or having it with. The yolk is where the majority of the vitamins and minerals are at, so there is no need to fear the yolk! I do include a whole egg or two most of the time, but egg whites definitely have their place, too. They can add a lot of protein bang for your buck. <—This is why I love them. I find that I thrive on a higher protein diet so I get much more satisfied when I add in extra egg whites to things. Just my two cents.
So how I have been eating them?
I found these Eggies one day at the store and couldn’t refuse:
They make hard or soft boiled eggs without the shell. This is for all you shell-peeler-haters out there<—-aka ME. They actually do a decent job. Granted you have to wash out the the little containers, but absolutely no peeling is involved so I will take that trade.
My absolute favorite egg combo right now involves another thing I’m (mildly…or not) obsessed with…
SMOKED SALMON. It’s finally back after a trip to Sams Club. Can’t beat their price!
So I cook up some eggs/egg whites/egg beaters (whatever I have at the moment) and layer it in a wrap with the smoked salmon, spinach (and sometimes sprouts), and some cream cheese/laughing cow/goat cheese.
pair with some cherries!
I’m also loving this sandwich combo:
sprouted bread, smash avocado, eggs, and spicy brown mustard.
Omelets are always a favorite, too:
I like to make a cheezey stuffing and after many experiments, I have found the key combination of cheeses: laughing cow cheese wedge, a scoop of cottage cheese, and a small handful of thick shredded mozzerella. Then add lots of garlic powder and garlic gold nuggets. It’s really the best, I promise.
Here’s my post-workout egg meal of choice:
a big protein banana green monster with toast and a fried or poached egg on top. Runny egg yolks for the win!
Of course I can’t forget this use for eggs…
More times than not, I add egg whites to my oatmeal. It adds volume, creaminess, thickness, and a nice protein kick! This bowl had about 4 egg whites (whipped in the Magic Bullet for a few seconds first), a mashed banana, and peanut flour paste.
Sometimes instead of mixing them into my oats, I’ll have them on the side instead:
1 egg + 3 egg whites. Oatmeal + fruit.
In a nut(egg)shell, eggs are awesome. ha ha. Clever me.
Do you eat eggs? Favorite way to eat them? Ready, set, go!