How do you like your eggs? Or what type of eggs do you like most? I believe we all have tried the “traditional” white egg. But over time, we have been introduced to the brown and blue egg; small, large and extra large egg; the egg in the carton (all white), egg substitute, dried eggs, and the all ready cooked hard boiled egg. I am sure that I have left a type of egg off from this list, but ultimately, eggs are eggs and understanding the egg is probably one of the most challenging foods when health is discussed.
“As a whole food, eggs are an inexpensive and low calorie source of nutrients such as folate, riboflavin, selenium, choline and vitamins B-12 and A. Eggs are also one of the few exogenous sources of vitamins K and D. Furthermore, eggs are a source of high quality protein, and the lipid matrix of the yolk serves to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin. (1)”
Considering the egg and the initial controversy that it received in 1970, the egg is alive and well in the homes of many people and are consumed daily. The American Heart Association provides many guidelines that help us understand the nutritious facts that the egg has and how eggs are to be consumed (daily or egg white vs. yolk).
What is the recipe that I like most….hold on…
Just a hard boiled egg. Yep! I like a hard boiled egg the most, because it is easy to eat. You can truly taste the flavor of the entire egg, and the egg white is what I like best. What makes my egg so incredible (sorry about the pun), is the type of seasoning I place on the egg. Most like salt; however, I like Mrs. Dash’s basil and tomato on my hard boiled egg with a touch of dried parsley.
Hard Boiled Egg-lite
1 hard boiled egg
1 tsp of Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil
1 tsp of Parsley
(1) Fernandez, Maria Luz and Herron, Kristin L.. 2004 Are the Current Dietary Guidelines Regarding Egg Consumption Appropriate? (01 October 2013). http://jn.nutrition.org/content/134/1/187.full
- 9 Ways to Cook an Egg (everydayhealth.com)
- Hard Boiled Eggs (thehaysfamilyadventures.wordpress.com)
- recipe share: avocado + hard boiled egg breakfast (joboogie.typepad.com)
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