I love a good breakfast despite not always having time for it, so on the weekends I always make sure I get a satisfying breakfast to really 'break the fast'. Eggs are a staple in my breakfasts but they're great served with any meal at any time of the day,
One element of a good meal is having a good portion of protein and using British Lion Eggs is a great way to pack around 6 grams of high quality protein into your breakfast. Eggs are one of the most versatile foods around, think of all the ways you can cook one and all the recipes that include them!
One thing I hear often is that 'eggs have a lot of cholesterol' and therefore 'eggs are bad for you'. British Lion Eggs have set out to debunk these myths and over on their website you can find out everything you need to know about cholesterol. They state that "current evidence suggests that dietary cholesterol does not increase the risk of heart disease in most healthy people." and "most people can eat eggs without adversely affecting their blood cholesterol levels, provided that they are eaten as part of a healthy diet that is relatively low in saturated fat."
This is great news for us egg lovers and essentially if you're eating them alongside a healthy diet then there is no need to restrict them. I've put together a few of my favourite ways to eat eggs.
First up is breakfast, there are 1001 ways you can eat eggs for breakfast. Well perhaps not that many but there are a few. I love my eggs scrambled, poached, fried, dippy, boiled and any other way you can thing of. Scrambled eggs are really easy to do. I pop mine in a bowl, mix in a splash of milk, season with salt and pepper and cook in the microwave whilst stopping and stirring them every 30 seconds until they appear scrambled.
These are great served with your breakfast be it a full English, a breakfast bap, or simply on toast. Delicious, filling and balanced when served with mushrooms and tomatoes. I especially love having eggs before or after a workout. Eggs are a great source of amino acids and vitamins A, E and K and B12 which provides you with energy so great before a workout or to set you up for the day.
Egg Mayo Sandwiches
I also love boiled eggs. These are great in salads or sandwiches and I love making egg mayo salad sandwiches. For my eggs, I boiled them using my super funky electronic egg boiler* until they were fully boiled. I then mashed these with a fork when they had cooled off and added a small amount of light mayonnaise. Pop your mixture in a roll or some bread with some salad (or cress tastes great too!) and you have a great lunchtime treat.
Egg and Chips
To add eggs to your evening meal why not try them fried in a low calorie spray for a healthier alternative. I served mine with home cooked chips. To make the chips simply peel a potato, chop into chunks and parboil for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes, dry them on a tea towel and place on a baking tray. Spray with low calorie spray and bake at 180 degrees in the oven for about half an hour. The perfect meal to serve with beans, cooked in a healthier way that everyone in the family should love.
Let me know how you eat yours!
*The Electronic Egg Boiler was provided free of charge in exchange for this post in collaboration with British Lion Eggs. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclaimer.