Eggs are like a cornucopia of nutrients by themselves! They are loaded with calories, vitamins, proteins, and healthy fats. For building up your physique, enriching your immunity, and for the overall development of your body, eggs constitute an important part of your diet.
In a nutshell, eggs are one of the few “super-foods” that contain a bit of all the nutrients that are needed for your body and if you have normal cholesterol and uric acid levels, then you should have one egg per day in your meal.
Now, having a boiled egg every day may seem boring because no one wants to have the same food all through the week—but don’t fret! There are several healthy egg breakfast ideas that you can try out and add some variety to your meals. Today, we will tell you about 5 delicious and healthy egg recipes and we will also discuss the benefits of eating eggs.
So—let’s head right in!
5 Wonderful ways to cook and eat eggs
Scrambled eggs are probably a breakfast staple in every household all around the world! Scrambled eggs have snatched the top position in our list of healthy egg breakfast ideas because they are easy to make, require just a little amount of oil, and can be prepared in almost no time.
Our recipe of soft and creamy scrambled eggs requires 2 eggs, half a cup of milk, salt, and pepper to taste. Add the eggs to a nonstick pan, pour the milk which swirling the egg mixture with a spatula and then, add a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper, and—voila! You have a glorious, gooey, and creamy dish of scrambled eggs ready to set the right tone for your morning.
2. Poached eggs
Poached eggs, again, are very common breakfast items that one can prepare very easily and in no time. The trick is to skillfully cook the eggs so that the yellow yolk does not leak out and the egg white does not get a burnt and charred look. You can prepare lots of dishes using poached eggs, for example, if you are feeling too fancy today, then go for Eggs Benedict.
We have a super simple recipe for Eggs Benedict:
You need two pieces of English muffin that you can get at any departmental store, some crispy bacon, and two eggs. Add some water to the pan and let it simmer just slightly and then, add your eggs by gently cracking open the shells. Cover the pan and let it sit for about 4 minutes. In the meantime, fry some bacon and toast the English muffins. Add butter to your muffins, add the fried bacon and then put the poached egg on top. There, you have got a perfect American breakfast dish ready for you!
We simply cannot discuss healthy egg recipes without talking about eggs and bread toast! This dish is a must for your breakfast as it includes proteins from the eggs and carbohydrates from the bread. If you wish to take the healthier route, go for some slices of brown bread. Toast the slices, and keep them ready.
Boil your egg, cut it into slices, and place the slices on the toast after applying butter to it. Alternately, you can also poach the egg and have it with the toast or even fry the egg. Some even opt for breakfast with scrambled eggs and two slices of bread toast.
Of course, frying the eggs is not a very healthy choice, so we would ask you to try out toast with scrambled or boiled eggs!
4. Spring hash with eggs
Noone likes to have old-school scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, and poached eggs all through the week—so, try out some new recipes once in a while to keep your breakfast menu from becoming too conventional.
Spring hash with eggs requires a bit more time and skill but with our expert instructions, you’ll surely be able to nail this recipe! You will need 2 large potatoes, some herbs (dill, thyme, parsley, etc.), black pepper, salt, olive oil, and 2 eggs poached sunny-side up.
- Shred the peeled potatoes, squeeze out any excess water and add the herbs and mix it well.
- Heat some oil in an iron skillet over medium-low heat and then, place the potato mixture on the skillet.
- Press the potato mixture with the back of your spatula and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for 15 minutes.
Transfer the hash to the plate, place the eggs beside it and garnish as you like it. Now, you have got a savory-looking platter of spring hash with poached eggs.
Frittata is a traditional Italian dish made with eggs and several other veggies. This dish roughly resembles a Spanish omelet and it is one of the healthiest dishes on this list. Frittatas are cooked for quite some time over low heat and you can add carrots, onions, green vegetables, and even cheese to your frittata. This dish is a hit among the kids who are drawn by the rich yellow color and amazing taste.
Here’s how you can make amazing veggie frittatas—
- Assemble the ingredients: take 6 eggs, ¼ cup of heavy cream, 1 cup cheese, 2 cups of veggies (beans, carrots, onions, capsicum, herbs, etc.), and use a cast iron pan.
- Mix the eggs, heavy cream, cheese, and veggies in a large bowl to form a batter with a somewhat thick consistency.
- Pour the mixture into the pan and use your spatula to cook the frittata properly.
Thus, you have five savory and healthy egg dishes that you can try making at your home. These dishes are tasty and they will also deliver the right amount of nutrients needed for your body. Here are some reasons why you should eat eggs—
- Eggs are very nutritious—they contain Vitamin A, D, E, K, and B complex. Also, they have proteins, calories, and healthy fats.
- Eggs raise the High-Density Lipoprotein (good cholesterol) in the blood. People with high levels of HDL have lower risks of heart diseases.
- Eggs contain antioxidants.
- Eggs have choline—an important nutrient that your body needs in quite some amount.
Thus, we come to the end of our article on some healthy egg breakfast ideas and we have also talked about the benefits of eggs in your meals. If you found this article to be helpful, do share it with your friends and family members and spread the good word.
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