Boiled, poached, scrambled, sunny side-up or whatever way you cook it, eggs will always be great. Some people even take it raw despite the risk of salmonellosis. Nutrition, taste, and practicality are some of the factors that we consider in preparing meals for our family which is why I love eggs!
Egg is a good source of protein or amino acids and other vitamins and minerals. One egg constitutes one-third to one-half of our recommended daily allowance of the protein food group. Other nutrients that we can get from eggs are: Vitamin A, iron, calcium, riboflavin, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium and choline.
Eggs also contain fats and cholesterol that is mostly found in the yolk. For those who are watching their cholesterol level you may want to stick with just the egg whites or limit it to one egg a day and factor it in your daily cholesterol limit.
Egg yolk is good for pregnant and nursing mothers since it contains most of the choline, an important nutrient in the child’s brain development.
Here are some nutritious egg dishes that you may want to try:
Classic Omelet : helps you cover your poultry/protein and vegetable requirements
2 medium size egg
½ clove of garlic minced
½ onion cut into strips
1 small tomato cut into strips
Salt and pepper to taste
Grease pan lightly and sauté garlic and onion in low heat for 30 seconds. Add tomato slices and keep in low heat for 1 minute. Add slightly beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.
Egg Sandwhich : It has bread, poultry, dairy, vegetables, and fats providing a complete meal by itself.
Mash hardboiled egg slightly then mix it with pickle relish and mayonnaise. You may add salt, pepper and sugar to season it if you want. Butter one side of the bread and line it with lettuce leaves. Spread egg mixture across the lettuce leaves, put cheese slice on top and top it with another slice of bread.