June 3rd is National Egg day and it’s the perfect time to get reacquainted with your skillet! With so many delicious recipes to choose from, you will be adding eggs into your summer menu in no time.
The only worry you’ll have is choosing the best eggs for your family. That is why I only serve my family Nellie’s Free Range eggs. Why Nellie’s Free Range eggs free you ask?
- Their hens have easy access to the outdoors with real grass to peck, play and dust bathe.
- They also have access to antibiotic-free feed and fresh water 24/7.
- When the hens do need, or want, to be inside their barns, they still have dirt scratch areas, perches, and nesting boxes where they can engage in their natural behaviors.
- And much more.
Here are a few reasons why eggs are already “Nature’s perfect food:”
- Protein-packed. One large egg delivers a full 6 grams of ultra-high-quality, satisfying protein. That’s key for building and repairing muscles, producing hormones, and strengthening hair and nails. And, maybe, washboard abs (kidding).
- Eye-opening amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidant nutrients, found in yolks, are linked with lower risk of age-related Macular Degeneration. (Don’t blink, but AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.)
- Copious choline. Eggs are one of nature’s best ways to get this key nutrient, needed for healthy cell membranes and nerve functioning, as well as memory and brain development (especially important for moms-to-be, to support a baby’s growing brain). Don’t you feel smarter just reading that sentence?
- More satisfaction, fewer calories. The win-win combination of protein and healthy fats in eggs makes them extra satisfying. That’s why you’re not as hungry at lunchtime when you’ve had an egg for breakfast.
- Hearty doses of “good” fats. About two-thirds of the fats in eggs are the unsaturated types experts recommend to keep our hearts healthy. There is 70 mg of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in a single large egg. There is a little saturated fat too—the type that’s linked to higher blood cholesterol levels. But take heart: Eggs also contain nutrients that help lower heart disease risk, such as B vitamins, vitamin D, and folate.
Take a peep at their label!
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
What are some of your favorite recipes using eggs? latin inspired dishes are always my favorite comfort food to turn to in any weather! not only because they can be quick and easy to prepare but they do pack a flavorful punch. Check out my favorite go-to summer lunch.
Tostones with a Twist
Heat up as many slices of turkey bacon as you can fit on your skillet.
Fry one green plantain to make tostones.
Place a few squares of swiss cheese on top of the hot tostones and top with a fried Nellie’s Free Range Egg and Voila! my kind of comfort food!
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*Disclosure: This post was made possible thanks to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. As always, all opinions are of my own.