11 Amazing Egg Recipes for an Egg-Cellent Start to Your DayArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Eggs have gotten a bad rap. It’s true they’re high in cholesterol, but everyone responds to cholesterol differently. Eggs don’t raise cholesterol for about 70 percent of us, say scientists at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In fact, studies have found that eating eggs can raise your good cholesterol—HDL—which helps remove the bad version from your blood stream. If your doctor says you’re okay to eat eggs, you can take advantage of the high-quality protein, heart-healthy unsaturated fats, and vital nutrients these egg recipes deliver.
Here are easy egg recipes for a tasty (and healthy!) start to your day:
It can be pretty tough to get your recommended number of servings of veggies a day unless you have some for breakfast. Here’s a wonderful, savory treat that pits a new spin on plain old avocado toast: Just add some asparagus! One of our favorite egg recipes, this delicious dish for two combines mashed avocado, grilled asparagus spears and poached eggs, sitting on toasted whole wheat sourdough bread.
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These extra fluffy baked eggs became an internet sensation because they taste out of this world. To make one of our favorite egg recipes, You simply whip up egg whites until they’re foamy (the way you would make meringue), spoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, scoop out the center and drop the egg yolk in. Bake at 450 degrees F for six to eight minutes and you have a high-protein breakfast like you’ve never tasted before.
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If you crave savory in the AM, this will be your go-to egg recipe. A Tablespoon of pesto and sundried tomatoes, plus fresh roasted cherry tomatoes, make this an egg white omelet to die for! But because it’s made of egg whites, it’s healthier for you than a whole egg omelet.
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This super-easy omelet really delivers on the flavor. It also delivers on the healthy too. Black beans and egg whites add to the high-quality protein this breakfast treat delivers. Avocado supplies healthy monounsaturated fat. And sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of vitamins, including vitamin A, as well as cancer-fighting chemicals such as lycopene and other carotenoids.
Who says you can’t have this staple of summer picnics for breakfast? Not to mention, this recipe provides loads of protein to keep you feeling full as you power through your day.
They’re usually made with mayo but this genius deviled egg recipe uses fat-free Greek yogurt to trim the original recipe down. Just mix it with hardboiled egg yolks and Dijon mustard, then dig in!
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If you have a busy lifestyle (who doesn’t?), it’s feels like a luxury to have a delicious, homemade breakfast. Breakfast on-the-go can be a delight when you try these delicious Red Pepper and Broccoli Egg Muffins.
You’ll need a muffin pan and a little weekend prep time to get these veggie-stuffed egg “muffins” ready for the week. Broccoli and peppers, rich with vitamin C, provide a vegetable boost in your morning routine. Protein-packing eggs round out the meal and make for an easy and affordable preparation. Store your leftovers in an airtight container and have them all week.
This is not your mother’s breakfast bake. Warm up your morning and fire up your energy with this spinach and mushroom Quinoa Breakfast Bake. It’s got eggs, veggies and healthy grains. What more could you ask for?
The quinoa adds a high-protein nutty flavor and fat-free cottage cheese holds the whole thing together. And by whole thing we mean a savory combo of mushrooms, spinach, onion, sun-dried tomatoes and spices including crushed red pepper. That’ll wake you up.
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Weekly meal prep never looked so easy and so delicious. Made in a muffin pan, these omelet muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week. There’s that week’s breakfasts taken care of.
Start your day with a vitamin C kick and an easier way to reach your recommended daily intake of vegetables! This bake-ahead egg muffin recipe combines bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach and garlic with four whole eggs and four egg whites. Using eggs whites leans this meal out with less fat and calories.
Pack in your protein with a Sunday-brunch-worthy Veggie Frittata. Never heard of a frittata? Think of it as a crustless quiche. An easy combination of egg whites, mozzarella and fat free cottage cheese contributes loads of protein. Add roasted red peppers canned in water, not oil, for a nutrition and flavor boost. Fresh basil adds the flare.
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When you think of eggs, you may think breakfast. But eggs can be a delicious, nutritious part of any meal! Our Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich recipe skips the mayo. Instead, we use a substitute of avocado, prepared yellow mustard and paprika to pull the egg salad together.
Add some chopped red onion for even more flavor, then serve it on whole wheat sandwich rounds or pita with lettuce and tomato. Hard boil your eggs on Sunday and have this meal ready to go in a pinch!
Use your Nutrisystem Loaded Mashed Potato to make the savory crust for this easy quiche. The filling features egg whites, fresh broccoli florets, green onions and low-fat cheddar cheese. Simple and satisfying is served!
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