the perfect pandemic food
Hope you’re staying safe and healthy and not going stir crazy!
I’ve been trying to balance getting creative in the kitchen with making comforting meals for the family… as we all try to survive this very strange time. And, I confess, EGGS just do it for me every time.
If I could have a refrigerator just for eggs I would fill it up.
Yes, my friends, THAT’S how much I love eggs.
I eat them almost every day. They are my comfort, go-to-in-a-pinch food. They’re also my SPLURGE!
And by splurge I'm talking about anything with eggs. Not only do they taste great and keep for a long time, they're also super nutritious.
A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
A single egg contains:
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
- Folate: 5% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
- Eggs also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc
And in case you're wondering further what you're putting into your body when you eat an egg... check this out. One egg (soft boiled is my favorite way to eat them) has 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
Although they're high in cholesterol, they don't adversely affect blood cholesterol. Eating eggs consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL , what's known as the good cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases.
They contain high quality protein, they're high in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart, they contain antioxidants that have major benefits for eye health and reduce your risk of stroke.
What I absolutely love about eggs is that they're filling so all in all I eat fewer calories when I consume eggs.
They're pretty much nature's perfect food.
Check out the recipes area for a few of my favorite egg recipes.
Please share yours!