Eggs: Easy and Nutritional Powerhouses
The first meal of the day is the most important — what you eat can fill you with energy and put you in a great mood to have a productive day. If you start your day with a good dose of nutrients, your body will get the kick-start it needs to function at its full potential. Eating a nourishing breakfast also encourages you to continue practicing healthy habits throughout the day, so start your day by making the right food choices.
As with any meal, it’s not enough to just eat whatever is left lying around the kitchen when deciding what to eat for breakfast. It’s important to eat foods with quality and nutritional value. Fortunately, eggs fit the bill because they’re nutrient-packed and filling enough to keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
Eggland’s Best eggs come from hens that are fed a wholesome, all-vegetarian diet of healthy grains, canola oil, and a supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp, marigold, and Vitamin E. Healthy hens lay nutritious eggs, and cooking with eggs that have superior nutrition opens up the possibilities for a great protein-rich meal.
In the morning, it’s a good idea to consume some protein, healthy fat, vitamins, and minerals — and eggs have it all.
By adding spinach and feta to a plain scramble using Eggland’s Best eggs, you’ll get a double dose of lutein, an eye-protecting and cancer-fighting carotenoid that is found in both leafy greens and in EB eggs. Try this easy and healthy Spinach and Feta Egg Scramble, and your breakfast will provide you with an excellent dose of the antioxidants that you’ll need in a day.
Boost your health at breakfast: substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon or Canadian bacon to cut down on the amount of fat; add nutrient-rich vegetables such as spinach or kale to your scrambles, or as toppings on an egg sandwich; choose more nutritious eggs that provide more vitamins and minerals.
Check out some easy, quick recipes for a nutritious start to your day.