What To do With All Those Easter Eggs

Colored hard boiled eggs are a traditional Easter food that frequently gets shoved aside in our quest to get to the chocolate and jelly beans.  🙂  They should actually be the treat that we eat first!

Eggs have suffered from bad press over the years as a debate raged about the cholesterol they contain.

I’m here to tell you that eggs are GREAT food, and should be a part of your diet.  Here’s why:

  • Great source of protein!
  • Cheap — how much is a dozen eggs, after all?
  • Low calorie — about 75 calories per egg, with 6 grams of protein and about 2 grams of saturated fat (the bad kind of fat).
  • Contain Vitamin D – and not too many foods do.
  • Easy and delicious snack — I always have a couple of hard boiled eggs in the fridge for emergency situations.
  • Very filling — If you eat a high protein breakfast, you are less likely to be hungry during the day than someone who eats a high carb or grain-based breakfast.
  • Just the whites are OK, too — if you or your doctor are concerned about cholesterol, stick with the egg white.  Or you can have one whole egg and one with just the white.  When I make my breakfast burrito, I’ll use 3 eggs but only one yolk.

Don’t be scared of eggs.  And if there’s any still around from Easter morning, dig in with gusto!

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7 Responses to “What To do With All Those Easter Eggs”

  1. thedietpulpit Says:

    Did you know that the egg contains every vitamin the human body needs (except for vitamin C) — I forget where I read that, but it stuck with me. Also my nutritionist said that eggs contained just the right amount of fat ratio to protein and the small perfect amount of fat to have at each meal – I had cut out all fat from my diet and she was encouraging me to have an egg more often to get a bit of fat into my diet – which I now do. Also there are organic eggs now that contain the omega 3 we all need. So three cheers for EGGS! 🙂 Lady Rose

  2. The Diet Pulpit Inspiration - Fun with Eggs « Says:

    […] Note: Brian has some great advice about eggs and how great they are as a part of a health diet, so be sure to check out his Egg post. […]

  3. Deb Says:

    Oh I completely agree! I have a scrambled egg with cheese every day and it keeps me full for hours! Eggs have really gotten a bad wrap but it seems like the tides might be changing!

  4. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hey, Lady Rose and Deb, thanks for stopping by!

    I eat eggs just about every day for breakfast, and find them yummy AND filling.

    Brian

  5. Darcy Says:

    Nice write up with the easter eggs. Thought it was pretty funny, we have chocolate ones here which i doubt you’ll eat!

    btw, will you be interested for a link exchange with my blog?

    Darcy
    http://www.figurelicious.com
    http://www.figurelicious.blogspot.com

  6. loseweightwithme Says:

    Hi, Darcy — thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

    Yes, I will add you to my blog roll. I have a bunch of other blogs I need to add as well, so I’ll do it sometime this evening.

    Thanks again,
    Brian

  7. The Diet Pulpit » Blog Archive » Fun with Eggs Says:

    […] Note: Brian has some great advice about eggs and how great they are as a part of a healthy diet, so be sure to check out his Egg post. […]

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