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Healthy Food - Eggs

Updated on October 15, 2016
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Elsie has been cooking for sixty years and has many recipes. I'm sharing some with you, some are my mothers recipes, hope you enjoy baking.

Breakfast - Strawberries followed by a cooked egg

Discover the Benefits of Eggs - This Delicious Food

In years gone-by there were health warnings about how bad eggs were for you.

The reason was because they're high in dietary cholesterol and eating more than one a day was thought to raise blood cholesterol levels and contribute to heart disease.

But now health professionals are telling us that eating eggs does most of us more good than harm, as long as you eat a healthy, balanced diet and don't have to watch what you eat because of cholesterol problems.

I am never without eggs in my house, if you have got eggs you have got a meal - poached scrambled boiled, omelette or frittata.

Eggs are delicious, it seems for most of us an egg a day is actually good for us.

Eggs - Healthy Food

Boiled eggs, Soft boiled to hard boiled from left to right.
Boiled eggs, Soft boiled to hard boiled from left to right.

Eggs are a Healthy Food

Few Reasons Why Eggs Should Be Included In Your Diet

  • Eggs are a good source of protein.

In fact, they contain the highest-quality food protein available.

it's said they provide ideal nutrition for humans that is second only to breast milk, thanks to the essential amino acids they contain.

  • Eggs contain 13 vitamins.

An egg yolk is one of the few foods that contains vitamin D, which our bodies can only make when we get enough sunshine.

Vitamin D is important for general health as well as strengthening bones.

It helps the immune system to fight off infections and is even thought to protect against some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

All of the vitamin A D and E found in eggs is in the yolk, (Note: Eggs do not contain vitamin C.)

  • Eggs are a good source of minerals.

They contain phosphorus, manganese, iron, iodine, copper, calcium and zinc. (Zinc is found in the yolk only).

  • Eggs can help your eyesight.

The yolk contains a nutrient called lutein that is particularly good for the eyes.

It helps to protect eyes against macular degeneration (a deterioration of the eye linked to age) and cataracts.

  • Eggs could also be good for your memory.

They are a source of an essential nutrient called choline.

This plays an important part in helping your brain to develop and help your memory work more efficiently.


The Benefits of Eating Eggs | HealthiNation

Eggs Are A Important Food Scource

You can find recipes with ideas for meals on the internet using eggs, they are simple, and no-fuss meals, they feature fresh ideas for a very cheap meal., ingredients, and vibrant flavors, that make that plain little egg very precious for our health.

Most eggs have vibrant flavors, that make that plain little egg very precious for our health.

I used to cook Deviled Eggs, in days-gone-by often the family loved them and they don’t have to be hot to be fabulous, but if you wanted them hot you could have them hot. These days flavors can range from light to elegant to gutsy to fiery. Fillings can be as smooth as silk or chock full and chunky, but oh so good to eat no matter how they are done.

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What The Heck Are You Eating?

The above video was created and hosted by Joy Bauer, we look at one of the most common and basic of foods: the egg. We learn all about organic and omega-3 fortified eggs, how to reduce ones risk of salmonella.

How to determine if an egg is raw or hard boiled?

  • Hard boiled egg when you spin it, it will sit upright and spin, How's that, good aye.
  • Good information to know if you your eggs mixed up, when doing your cooking which can happen when you are doing a salad and making a meal in a hurry.

Good one Joy. Thanks.

About Eggs And Cholesterol

Studies show that many people whose diets are low in saturated fats can eat one or two eggs a day without their blood cholesterol level rising.

In fact, the levels can even decrease.

Frittata

50g butter

2 onions, chopped

3 cups grated vegetables, e.g. courgettes, carrots, potatoes

4 eggs

2 tablespoons water

1/2 cup grated tasty cheese

Salt and Pepper

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

METHOD:

Melt butter in a large heavy-based frying pan.

Add onions and cook until clear.

Add vegetables and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until just tender.

In a bowl beat together eggs, water, cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

Pour this over vegetable mixture.

Gently cook until egg mixture is set.

Sprinkle with Pamesan. Grill until golden.

To serve, cut into wedges.

Serves 4 - 6

Bacon and Egg Pie

2 sheets pre-rolled flaky pastry

1 onion, chopped

1 cup chopped bacon

1/2 cup mixed vegetables

2 tablespoons spicy chutney

6 eggs

milk

METHOD:

Use 1 sheet of pastry to line a 20 cm square shallow cake tin.

Sprinkle onion, bacon and mixed vegetables evenly over pastry.

Dot the chutney on top.

Break eggs evenly over, piercing the yolks so they run slightly.

Carefully lift the second sheet of pastry over filling.

Brush top with milk.

Bake at 200c for 40 minutes or until well risen and golden.

To serve cut into squares.

Serve hot os cold

Serves 6

Did You Know

Breakfast which included eggs, helps children to concentrate with their school lessons,

because of the protein in eggs

Harvest Lemons

Lemon honey.
Lemon honey.

Lemon Honey

Have you ever tried making Lemon Honey?

It is delicious, maybe it is called something else where you live, I really don't know why it is called that because it has nothing to do with honey, it is really a spread for toast or a sandwich.

Perhaps I should call it a Lemon Spread

50 g butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup lemon juice

2 eggs beaten

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind

METHOD:

Melt the butter in the top of a double boiler.

Stir in sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.

Add eggs and lemon rind.

Place over boiling water and cook, stirring all the time until mixture thickens.

Pour into hot clean dry jars.

Makes about 2 x 250 ml jars.

P.S. In New Zealand Lisbon lemons have a light, hard skin, a light lemon flesh and a sharper lemon taste.

They should always be used in cooking where setting is required like making lemon honey.

Tray of eggs I just brought at the supermarket.
Tray of eggs I just brought at the supermarket.

© 2011 Elsie Hagley

How Many Eggs A Week Would You Eat - Maybe You Don't Like Eggs - Please Comment Reason Why

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      There are many times that we decide to have breakfat for dinner, I would have to say at least 2 to 4 eggs per week. Thanks

    • Ahdilarum profile image

      Ahdilarum 4 years ago

      Weekly once is my quota..

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      GeekGirl1 4 years ago

      I totally agree with you, eggs are delicious.

    • RetroMom profile image

      RetroMom 4 years ago

      If I can eat it everyday, I would.

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      gamecheathub 5 years ago

      My official word of the day now is "Frittata". Had never heard of it until this lens. Now I'm on a mission to see if there's a place here that makes them!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Probaby eat 6 a week but doctor said not to eat them because of cholesterol, but I may still eat them. Featured this on Cooking Utensils, Ideas, Recipes and Accessories

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      TopTenLists 5 years ago

      We get through about 20 eggs a week between baking and cooking.

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