We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we know we shouldn’t skip it (not even on those mornings where we’re too tired to wake up in enough time to grab something).
We know that we should grab at least something, but what to grab? Eggs.
Here are a few reasons why you should be eating eggs with your breakfast:
Packed with Protein
Eggs are the most useful to our bodies in terms of protein because their amino acid (building blocks of protein) profile is the closest to what our bodies need. They’re amino acid profile is even better for us than meat is!
They contain choline, a water soluble vitamin associated with lowering the risks of developing certain conditions such as memory loss, dementia, certain types of seizure disorders, and certain types of cancers.
They Raise Your HDL’s
HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein, which is considered to be the “good” cholesterol. Higher levels of HDL are associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.
Okay so now you know why you should be eating more eggs in the morning, but how should you prepare them? Here are some easy, and relatively quick, ways to prepare yourself some eggs with breakfast!
1. Fried on an English Muffin
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium high before cracking your egg into the skillet. Fry for a few minutes until the egg is cooked to your liking, and slide it on top of your English muffin. Sprinkle a little bit of cracked black pepper and sea salt on top before eating.
- For Soft Boiled: Add your eggs to cold water and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes before rinsing the eggs with cold water to stop the cooking process.
- For Hard Boiled: Add your eggs to cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and leave covered in hot water for ten minutes. Rinse eggs in cold water to stop the cooking process.
3. Baked into an Avocado
Preheat your oven to 425F. Crack an egg and place it into one half of a halved and pitted avocado. Sprinkle with your choice of cheese, cracked black pepper, and sea salt. Bake for 112-14 minutes and eat while it’s still warm. Check out these recipes for more ways to eat your avocados!
4. Veggie Scramble
Place your favorite veggies into a skillet with about a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Heat them through before adding in two eggs that have already been scrambled together with salt and pepper. Cook and stir occasionally until the eggs are cooked to your liking. When I make a veggie scramble, I love adding diced mushrooms, onions, spinach, and tomatoes!
5. Breakfast Burrito
Take a warmed flour tortilla and fill with scrambled eggs, your choice of breakfast meat, and your favorite salsa and shredded cheese. Wrap it all together and place in a skillet to lightly brown and crisp the outside.
There are so many ways to prepare your eggs for breakfast; you just have to find your favorite!
By: Kayla Harwick