Welcome to the ultimate guide to cooking with eggs.
We are talking about the trusted egg.
Whether we are a child or adult it is one of those types of foods that we all have our favourite way of enjoying it. I know from experience that a lot of kids don’t like it growing up and often get into it as they get older and as they develop a certain sense of taste.
I remember our son (who is now 15) absolutely hating them when he was a toddler. No matter how we did the eggs he would run away or in typical toddler tantrum style, throw it at us! Then as his tastes changed he liked it more and more in cooking and would enjoy pancakes, omelettes and of course in general baking.
In comparison our 21 month old daughter loves them and can’t get enough and put her on a chair with some scrambled eggs and you have lost her attention to the egg for half an hour.
I personally hate scrambled eggs or fried eggs but can’t live without eggs in baking and have a real soft spot for a boiled egg. In fact here is an article we wrote with Dominic explaining how to make the best ever boiled eggs.
The Healthy Egg = Endless Opportunities
What I love most about the trusted egg is that unless you are cooking it in butter everyday, generally speaking it is really healthy for you and a fantastic source of protein.
If you have a salad add a boiled egg, if you have leftover meat or vegetables then make muffins, have a pancake for breakfast on a Sunday and to be honest the list goes on and on.
We tend to buy about 12 of them and they last us about 9 days. We are a family of four so I am sure we could eat more eggs in our diet, but with everything else that we are trying and enjoying they are not on the front of our mind as much as we would like them to be.
I also find that it depends how Paleo I am feeling at the time. If I am on a Paleo or Whole 30 healthy eating kick then I will eat them everyday and have them for breakfast with lots of vegetables.
We are also very lucky to get organic eggs really cheap here in Portugal and we always seem to have an endless supply with many friends and neighbours having their own chickens.
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How Healthy Are Eggs?
So I am sure you are wondering just how healthy the trusted egg actually is? Well from a nutrition point of view it is probably most famous for its protein levels. There is 13g of protein for every 100g of boiled egg.
One 100g Hard Boiled Egg also includes:
- 155 calories
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
When you read that list of vitamins you realise just how much you are putting into your body just by regularly having eggs. While researching about the egg it has also enforced into me that I should be making sure I get an egg in my diet everyday.
What Can You Cook With Eggs?
So you are reading all these different facts about eggs and how good they are for you, but if we all just lived on boiled eggs I am sure we would get rather bored of them. So how about we have some delicious recipes featuring eggs instead?
Well that is EXACTLY the plan and here are 10 delicious recipes featuring the trusted egg:
Well I have started with my own naturally! But I love the idea that egg fried rice is one of my favourite unhealthy Chinese meals and this is a much better healthy version thanks to the invention of cauliflower rice.
Until recently I had never tried muffins but now I am totally and utterly hooked on them and this recipe is fantastic from Kalyn at at Kalyns Kitchen. If you want a really nice filling breakfast that is really low in carb then it doesn’t get any better than this!
Now this is recipe is not as healthy as some of them with eggs that I am featuring. But I am all for the bad bits in moderation. So if you are on Paleo then I suggest you skip this one J having said that I make shortbread with a lot of butter, flour, sugar and lemon so this is perfect in comparison. Thanks Well Plated for the great recipe.
I love these banana pancakes from cook eat paleo. They are delicious and is a prime example of what I was saying earlier about how adding pancakes to your Sunday breakfast is a perfect way for eggs to form a healthy part of your diet. Plus these are 100% Paleo!
I love this recipe from Heather Likes Food as it is a great way to create a delicious breakfast of meat and eggs. This is also the kind of meal that I would have for brunch when I am too late up for breakfast and want a meal late morning.
Now someone is speaking my language. I just love quiche and it is one of my favourite meals. Though when I make it there is normally a lot of cheddar cheese, sliced tomatoes and homemade shortcrust pastry. This one on the other hand from Wholesome Yum is much healthier.
I love deviled eggs as they give you something really exciting to do with your classic hard boiled eggs. Also because they have such an exciting feel to them they make a perfect snack for the kids or for you to take on a picnic with you.
I am a huge fan of frittatas and I love to have them for lunch with Dominic when its mid week and we want a good use of our vegetables and eggs. It is also a great way to fill you up and I find after a couple of slices I can’t eat anymore and it becomes supper too. This is a fantastic version featuring artichokes.
If Dominic was writing this he would say that it was his kind of breakfast. In fact it reminds me of what he had for breakfast everyday when we were on holiday in Spain. It is a really easy cheap breakfast to make and it’s the perfect use of eggs to give you that amazing start to the day.
I love how simple these are for giving you a Paleo breakfast. If you want a good kick of bacon and eggs in the morning then this is it! I could also imagine making these in the Airfryer rather than the traditional way in the oven.
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