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Egg Savvy: Simple Ideas For Every Meal

by Heather

I am all about simple and easy meals.  There is 1 food that I eat all the time that help’s me make quick, nutritious and delicious meals.

Yup, it’s the egg!

I love them and you should too! 

Complete protein?  Check!

Full of essential nutrients?  Check!

Great on the budget?  Check!

Taste good?  Double check!

Cholesterol fearing friends, did you know studies have shown that saturated fat has an effect on cholesterol levels, not dietary cholesterol?  Things have changed these last few years.  Of course, if you have high cholesterol check with your doctor on recommendations for fat/cholesterol intake before chowing down on a dozen eggs. Smile

Do you like eggs?  What’s your favorite way to prepare them?

I love eggs versatility.  Here are some of my favorite ways to eat them.

First starting out simple, as seen in my belly, hard boiled. 

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So easy to make too.  I hard boil 5-6 eggs on Sunday so they’re ready to grab and go during the week.

How to hard boil eggs to perfection

Place your eggs in a pot and fill with water to just cover the eggs.  Place on the stove and turn the burner to high.  Once the water comes to a boil turn the heat off, cover with a lid and let it sit for 10-15 minutes (depending on how hard you like your yolk).  After that time run the eggs under cool water and store in the fridge.  You can peel them right then too. 

Moving on… breakfast sandwiches are another way to add in eggs.  It’s a meal wrapped into one.

We’ve got the savory spinach egg breakfast sandwhich

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And then there is the not-so-rushed breakfast sandwich

From savory to sweet. 

Here are a few of my favorite sweeter breakfast sandwiches. 

Apple & Egg Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Sandwiches

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If you have yet to try a banana-egg, you simple must!  It’s so amazing.  The banana is amazingly sweet in there transforming your sandwich filling to nothing comparable.

First up, try it in a chocolaty french toast sandwich.

But if chocolate is not your thing, which would be crazy, then maybe a peanut crunch french toast sandwich would make your belly happy?

Moving on from sandwiches to custard oats.  When you whip an egg into oatmeal it creates this creamy, custard like breakfast.  You can also add egg whites for super fluffy oats.  I’ve got how-tos for both, so make sure to check them out if you’re new to it {custard oats how-to, egg white oats how-to}.

A few of my favorites include…

Cocoa-banana custard oats

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Sweet carrot oats

Strawberry banana carob custard oats

And we can’t forget about savory breakfast steel cut oats, topped with an egg of course.

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Had enough breakfast yet?  Me never, but eggs aren’t only for breakfast.  These next meals are perfect for any time of the day (even the thai was tasty chilled the next day for a few breakfast bites!).

Spinach, artichoke and cream cheese tortilla layer pie

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Salmon, leek and red potato frittata

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Leek and bacon breakfast casserole

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Protein-packed mock thai

Super eggs

Super eggs are a go to meal when I’m stuck on what to make for dinner. 

I’ve got one more egg filled meal to share.  I made it recently for lunch when 1) I was hungry and in a hurry and 2) my fridge was quite empty so I used up whatever was left in there.

Open Face Crispy Collard Greens, Tomato and Feta Egg Sandwich
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
  • 1/4 avocado, mashed
  • 3-4 collard leaves, de-stemmed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Coat with olive oil spray and add collard + onions to the pan.  Allow the onions to slightly brown and soften, while the collards begin to crisp up.  After 6-8 minutes add in the tomato and 2 eggs + pinches of sea salt and pepper.  Stir until eggs are cooked to your liking.
  2. Spread the avocado on the toasted bread.  Layer on the egg mixture and sprinkle with feta.

Serve with some fresh fruit.  My choice was freshly picked blackberries which have been a daily thing.

This lunch came together in 10 minutes tops.  It’s so quick, easy, filling and t.a.s.t.y.

Eggs… yay or nay? 

Big YAY here Smile

Hope you have a great Thursday.  It’s my Friday so that’s pretty exciting!

Make sure to check out my guest post over at The Teenage Taste ~ Naturally Fuel with Almond, Date and Coconut Energy Balls… they are delish!  And if you are here from The Teenage Taste, welcome!  Make sure to say hi. 🙂

Heather

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Erica August 25, 2011 - 6:57 am

This post rocks ! I cant get enough eggs!!!! During pregnancy, i had them scrambled almost every day! Now, im loving the runny goodness. That open face sandwich looks fantastic

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Get Healthy with Heather August 25, 2011 - 10:59 am

Yum I know that will definitely be a staple when pregnant too!

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples August 25, 2011 - 8:00 am

I went through a major egg phase in the middle of the summer but haven’t been eating them lately. But this week I’m challenging myself to be creative with my pantry/refrigerator and NOT go to the grocery store…so eggs will definitely be making appearances!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 25, 2011 - 11:00 am

Great challenge! Tell me some of the fun creative stuff you come up with!

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Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 25, 2011 - 8:06 am

All of your egg dishes are making my mouth water! Yum! I LOVE eggs! You’re so right…they’re cheap, nutritious, easy, and are a great addition to so many meals. You just gave me several more ideas, thank you for sharing. 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 25, 2011 - 11:01 am

You are so welcome Ashley 🙂

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Lauren August 25, 2011 - 8:49 am

This whole post is a huge yay for me!!! I honestly click every picture for a close up and recipe! I love eggs, I try to eat them everyday somehow, this post has definitely given me more ideas!! Thanks:)

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Get Healthy with Heather August 25, 2011 - 11:01 am

Yay I’m so glad!

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Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 25, 2011 - 10:04 am

Eggs are definitely my go-to! I can’t get enough.

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Elise August 25, 2011 - 11:21 am

and now i want to go eat like 50 different egg meals…today. seriously — they all sound/look SO delicious. nom nom nom. i DEFINITELY need to try some of these this week! especiall the open faced one with collard greens…..

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Marlene August 25, 2011 - 11:23 am

Eggs and milk have a complete, essential amino-acids. Not sure if i need to mix them together to have a complete full protein meal ? (with all amino-acids) Some say both have everything alone and some say to mix them.

What your thoughts on this ?

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Katie August 25, 2011 - 6:25 pm

I love love love eggs! Your breakfast recipes look absolutely amazing! As much as I love eggs, I have never added them to my oats. I also need to try the cinnamon bagel with apple, peanut butter, and egg sandwich. Looks divine!

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Isabelle August 25, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Great egg recipes. I love boiled eggs best in salads 🙂

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julie August 27, 2011 - 12:40 pm

eggs are seriously like the best thign in the ENTIRE world! i get in more of an omelet mode when the weather starts getting colder but i just had egg whites for lunch today and it totally hit the spot. plus i’m obsessed with the tjs egg white & chives salad!

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Get Healthy with Heather August 28, 2011 - 10:49 am

You and me both girl, they’re perfect for every meal. Thaat salad from TJs sound delish!

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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. August 27, 2011 - 7:11 pm

I absolutely LOVE eggs!!! I have one almost every day. Your recipes with eggs are awesome! I always just scramble mine….I need to branch out a bit 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather August 28, 2011 - 10:50 am

Do it Kristin! Branching out can be fun 🙂

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