Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Crazy About Eggs

I eat eggs every day.

Some days, more than once.

My breakfast almost always has eggs or egg whites in it… whether it is a pancake of some kind, one of my grain free ‘cereals’, bacon and egg muffins, or I am just making omelets or scrambles. I often use powdered egg whites in my protein smoothies.

And my lunch or snack may contain hardboiled or baked eggs, or egg white ‘bites’, too.

Jan 29 fruity egg cake 001

Eggs are a really good source of tryptophan, an amino acid and a precursor of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which are closely related to sleep, mood, and feelings of pleasure.

They are also loaded with choline which Health Canada recognizes as an essential nutrient thought to play a role in brain function and prenatal brain development.

At one time eggs were blamed for high cholesterol levels in our blood, but we now know this is not true.  Cutting eggs from your diet doesn’t lower your cholesterol levels.

And the Harvard School of Public Health says that eggs contain nutrient that may actually lower your risk of heart disease.

Eat your eggs.

And don’t throw out the yolks… which is what I used to do when I was brainwashed by the ‘no fat’ craze of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.  Now we know that fat is not the enemy and the yolk is where most of the vitamins are found.

Check out this post I wrote a while back that shows the nutrients in eggs and in egg whites.

Some of my favorite recipes that feature eggs…

Jan 28 ham and egg baskets 003_thumb[3]


Nov 18 Eggs N Oats 006

Mar 29,11soup 002

April 15th Baked Pancakes 011

Are you an egg fan? 

What’s your favorite way to eat them?  I am always on the lookout for new ideas.


  1. **laughing**
    IM EGGcited this week too...


  2. I love eggs - easy, inexpensive and full of protein. How could you not love them? Thanks for reviewing all their benefits and sharing the science. No need to afraid of the egg!

  3. I love eggs too. This week, my lunches have been hardboiled egg sandwiches. A sliced egg, a smear of a Laughing Cow cheese and some spicy mustard. YUM!!!

  4. I eat 2 eggs and an orange almost every morning before working out. LOVE eggs!

  5. Eggs are one of my favorite foods, probably the primary reason I could never be vegan. One of my go-to dinners is a quick frittata using whatever veggies I have in my fridge.

  6. Eggs are one of my favorite foods, which is the main reason I could never be vegan. I love them every single way I've ever eaten them and one of my go-to easy dinners is a frittata using whatever veggies I have in the fridge. So good and good for you!

  7. I am not a fan of the yolk - not because of the fat & past stuff but just like the whites better.. & they do make me toot! ;)


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