Simple, quick and versatile, eggs are a great option at any meal. As far as protein sources go, they are inexpensive as well as lowfat, as long as you limit the yolks (for my family of five, I scramble up 4 whole eggs with 2-3 whites). You can poach, scramble or fry ‘em; stack, fold, or pile ‘em. And, they go great with just about anything you want to pair with them, from savory to sweet. Here’s three ways we love eggs in this house, most often at lunch or dinner.
Egg and Cheese Sandwich. Eggs and cheddar are one of my favorite combos. Pile ‘em on a whole wheat muffin with some spinach and tomato, and you’ve got yourself a complete meal in about 8 minutes. This is my go-to meal after a long workday. Looks delish, doesn’t it?
Egg, Mushroom and Onion Tostada. I had a package of corn tortillas hanging around the fridge, leftover from my Southwestern Chicken Soup. I simply heated the tortilla in a non-stick pan, laid down some baby spinach, then piled it with scrambled eggs, cheese, and sautéed onions and mushrooms. Shazam! I got the idea for tostadas from For the Love of Cooking. This blogger is both a cooking and photography buff, so her pictures are ridiculously gorgeous and mouth-watering. You should check her out!
Old-fashioned scrambled eggs. It is so easy to turn eggs into a wholesome healthy meal. Just look at that spread! High quality protein, vibrant fruit, whole grain muffins, and a little bit of bacon just to keep things interesting. Yum! This is the meal that saved me Wednesday night. Not bad for a last-minute decision, huh?
What is your favorite quick-and-easy egg dish? Send me your recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org!