Why You Can Feel Good About Eating Those Easter Eggs!


The poor little egg. It has gotten such a bad rap over the years. There were years when healthy eaters shunned the idea of the incredible edible … but that was when we were confused about cholesterol. Yes, eggs have a lot of cholesterol, but we have learned that this type of cholesterol is much less damaging than foods high in saturated fats.

Here’s why you can feel good about eating eggs:
1. Eggs are relatively low in calories
2. They’re an amazing source of protein
3. Eggs are high in disease-fighting nutrients
4. They reduce the risk of macular degeneration
5. Eggs may even improve brain development and memory.
6. Eggs are a great way to stave off hunger if you are trying to lose weight
7. They’re a quick and easy way to feed picky eaters and can serve as an inexpensive meal option — even for dinner.

So, this year, when you are coloring your eggs and your kids are begging to do some more, let them! You can feel good about not letting them go to waste.

Here are 5 Easy Ways to Use Your Post-Easter Hard-Boiled Eggs:

 1. Whip up some Simple Deviled eggs

deviled eggs

2. Make Amy’s Healthy, Clean Egg Salad

Egg Salad w:Fresh Herbs

3. Top a Cobb or Spinach Salad

spinach salad

4. Add an Egg to a Tuna Sandwich
(the triple decker tuna with egg at the local diner was one of my go-to hangover cures in college)

tuna egg sandwich

5. Make a Breakfast Burrito
Yes, they are traditionally made with scrambled, but chop up your hard boiled eggs, add cheese, salsa, breakfast meat and salt & pepper and roll it up!

breakfast burrito

When properly stored in the fridge, hard boiled eggs will stay fresh for one week. Enjoy!


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.

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