I really really love eggs! They are so delicious and make a great meal any time of day. They’re full of nutrients and good taste, so what’s not to love?
Eggs are a naturally nutrient-dense food, which means they have a high proportion of nutrients to calories. One large egg has 70 calories and provides 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts.
Eggs are an excellent source of choline and a good source of the highest quality protein and riboflavin. Many of the egg’s incredible nutrients are found in the egg yolk, including choline, folate, lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin D.
The yolk also includes healthy monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats and almost half of the high-quality protein found in eggs. Click here to find out more health benefits of the egg!
Missing out on the Yolk!
About 6 years ago I had a personal trainer for about 4 free sessions and he had me write down my food in a food log. I was 19 at the time and so this was all new to me. When I brought my food log in, he pretty much told me everything I ate was “bad” and that I should be eating better.
I don’t think my diet was all that bad…I mean, so what if I ate M&Ms or ice cream daily? 😉 but he came from a body building background and so basically if it wasn’t “clean” than it was bad.
He gave me some suggestions for meals and one of them was to have a bowl of oatmeal and egg whites for breakfast each day. I think I ate that breakfast everyday for 4 years straight! (these days I have much more variety and don’t rely on my “safe” meal of oats and egg whites...Borrring!) Come to find out I was missing out on a lot of nutrients found in the little yellow guy…the yolk!
The egg yolk is actually my favorite part of an egg. I love the taste and I think it’s delicious. My favorite way to eat eggs is over easy and so dipping my toast in the egg yolk is amazing. So long egg whites only! I’m making up for those lost years without ya!
There are, however, times when I do like only egg whites or limited egg yolks, especially when baking or making omelets. Omelets have so much other flavor going from the veggies and cheese, so the yolk is not the star of the meal.
My love of eggs showed up in both my breakfast and lunch today. For breakfast I cooked up a delicious egg scramble using 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites, some shredded mozzarella cheese and frozen broccoli.
On the side I enjoyed a light whole grain english muffin, fresh strawberries, and black coffee to drink.
For lunch I made some egg salad which consisted of 2 whole eggs, about a 1/4 cup of chopped onions, salt, pepper, some dijon mustard, and about 2 tbsp of light mayo.
I topped another english muffin (I love these!) with the egg salad and on the side had some vanilla bean greek yogurt with strawberries.
This was a new greek yogurt brand that I tried. It has about double the amount of calories than your standard greek yogurt serving (220 vs 110), but it is 2%, so that is expected. I love 2% because it has a lot more flavor than fat free.
This brand was pretty good, but a lot different than Chobani or Dannon, which I usually get. I would buy it again though! I really liked how it had actual vanilla beans in the yogurt.
Today was another cardio day. I did 30 minutes on the arc trainer and 10 minutes walking on an incline on the treadmill followed by a 5 minute cool down. Felt good! I also had the usual 2 mile walk with the pups bright n’ early this morning.
With all the walking and cardio I do each week, I find my shoes wear out a lot quicker than normal. Today I ordered some new Saucony shoes online at Zappos.
Saucony is by far my favorite brand of athletic shoes, they never disappoint! These were on sale for $49.46, which is pretty good for Saucony.
Do you have a favorite brand of running or athletic shoe?
What is your favorite way to eat eggs (if you eat them)?