Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Eggs, Not Just for Children Anymore!

With Easter on Sunday I found this article especially relevant. Nutrition and more for 75 calories, it almost sounds too good to be true doesn't it? The miracle food that provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals, healthy unsaturated fats and is a good source of high-quality protein, providing all nine essential amino acids — all for only 75 calories is....an egg! One tiny egg is all it takes!

I know that a lot of people have problems with high cholesterol but the researchers have found through 30 years of research, “that healthy adults and kids can enjoy an egg a day without significantly impacting their blood cholesterol or heart disease risk,” the Egg Nutrition Center says.

When I have a busy day and know I won't be able to eat much I will hard boil a few eggs and take them with me. I get all of my protein without many calories. Even better, if you only eat the hard boiled egg whites it is only 16 calories per egg and pure protein! Also, if you are feeling hung over eat a couple hard boiled eggs and it will help clean your system out and make you feel better.

So with Easter on Sunday, use this as an excuse to buy a dozen eggs (for only about $1.75) and some egg dye and indulge your inner-child without feeling guilty! Easter doesn't have to be all about chocolate bunnies and ham, colored eggs are a much better choice!


Do you have any favorite egg coloring memories?

Speaking of eggs I found this recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine and thought that it would be a different way to enjoy your eggs. Let me know what you think!


Ingredients:

Serves 2
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard or brown mustard
4 slices English muffin bread or firm-textured white bread
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
4 eggs
4 to 6 spinach leaves
1 small tomato, sliced
2 slices Swiss or American cheese
2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  • In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and mustard. Spread the mustard mixture on one side of each bread slice. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet melt 1 tablespoon of the margarine over medium heat. Break 2 of the eggs into skillet. Stir each egg gently with a fork to break up yolk. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until eggs are desired doneness, turning once.
  • Place each egg on mustard side of a bread slice. Layer the spinach, tomato, and cheese on eggs. Top with the remaining bread slices, mustard sides down.
  • In a shallow dish beat together the remaining 2 eggs and the milk. Carefully dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. In the same skillet melt the remaining 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat. Add sandwiches; cook about 4 minutes or until bread is golden brown, turning once.

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 1 sandwich
Calories 298 Total Fat: 21g, Cholesterol mg 227, Sodium 346mg, Carbohydrate 15g, Sugar 3g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 12

2 comments:

Dinah Soar said...

Yum...the recipe sounds good...may try this soon..

taste memory said...

pretty eggs....this sandwich sounds/looks delicious.

i appreciate your no nonsense writing & blogging +enjoy reading, keep up the great work!