Eating eggs for breakfast is a really great idea. Eggs are full of nutrition, and can be cooked in a variety of ways making it so that you’ll never get bored when it comes to eating eggs as part of your breakfast meal. Eggs provides about 6 grams of proteins, which is almost equal to one-fifth of one’s protein intake for the day. Calcium, vitamins (especially D), iron, and riboflavin are also included in an egg, making it one of the most all-around, nutritious natural foods that are available for consumption. Eggs also only have about 70 calories (in one large egg) which is a small amount of calories considering the overall nutritional qualities that come in the egg.
Eggs are affordable, and can be made in a variety of ways. Some of the more popular ways people like to eat eggs for breakfast includes Scrambled Eggs, Fried Eggs, and Egg Omelets. What’s really great about making omelets is that you are able to pretty much add any ingredients you want, with some of the more popular ingredients including cheese, mushrooms, steak, ham, sausage, onions, green and red peppers, and chives.
Some of the egg recipes that aren’t quite as popular as those listed above include Eggs Benedict, Soft-Boiled or Poached Eggs, and Hard-Boiled Eggs w/Crackers. Eggs Benedict includes a delicious Hollandaise Sauce that is poured over poached eggs that are laid on top of toasted English Muffins, with either ham or asparagus on the side. Soft-Boiled or Poached Eggs are often eaten by themselves with a side of toast to dip into the egg yolk, which should still be somewhat soft and runny. Hard-Boiled Eggs w/crackers are just that, cut-up Hard-Boiled Eggs with a few saltine crackers crushed up into the mixture with a little melted butter added in to make sure that it all holds together.
A few tips for cooking eggs:
-Instead of using a lot of butter in the pan, use a little olive oil instead. Stir often so it doesn’t stick!
-Add some firm tofu to the egg mixture when making scrambled eggs. This not only adds extra protein, but will make more Scrambled Eggs for a lesser price.
-If you like salt on your eggs, sprinkle it on right before you eat the eggs. If you wait too long, the salt absorbs and you’re not as likely to taste the salt, which usually equals adding more salt.
Note: Although eggs are full of nutrition and should often (once or twice a week) be part of an overall nutritious breakfast, those who need to watch their cholesterol should be very careful about how many eggs they eat as eggs are high in cholesterol.