Spotlight Recipes: Egg-cellent Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, October 1, 2009

Italian Egg Sandwich
There’s nothing wrong with scrambled or over easy, but you can do more. Try one of these dishes for breakfast, brunch or even a quick dinner. Since eggs are super nutritious, you get a hearty dose of vitamins A and D, omega-3 fats and brain boosting antioxidants while you’re at it.

Quick & Easy
Liven up that standard egg sammie with fresh Italian bread and a tangy tomato sauce. Odd combo? Nah, just consider the sauce a gourmet ketchup, and it all works.
RECIPE: Italian Egg Sandwich (shown above)

Best for Brunch
Egg’s Benedict is my all-time favorite for brunch, but I only indulge on occasion because it’s a heavy dish. This version isn’t quite the classic, but at only 240 calories and 14 grams of fat per serving, it’s full of flavor for less than five times (!) the fat and calories in the original.
RECIPE: Grilled Portobello Mushroom “Benedict”

An Unusual Omelet
Most folks load up their omelets with cheddar cheese, but some fresh herbs and tomatoes will bring the flavor for much less fat.
RECIPE: Herbed Egg White Omelet

Use Up the Leftovers
Toss cooked pasta left in the fridge into this dinner-friendly frittata, and you’ve got a dish with healthy protein and extra fiber. Add a garden salad or some fresh fruit on the side to complete the meal.
RECIPE: Spaghetti Frittata

For Poached Egg Fans
When you weigh your healthy cooking options, don’t forget poaching. Here, a soft and tender poached egg is served over bed of spinach and lower-fat Canadian bacon. Poaching can be tricky — check out Alton Brown’s tips to brush up first.
RECIPE:Poached Eggs with Canadian Bacon and Spinach

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Comments (6)

  1. I love eggs. I crack one right into my bowl of oatmeal sometimes for a delicious duo of protein and whole grains. I try to by cage free whenever I can.

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  3. Brittany says:

    Why is Eggs Benedict bad? If you get the Hollandaise on the side, it's just two poached eggs, ham, and english muffins.

  4. Krikri says:

    You actually take the fear out of eggs. Perhaps the effects of any fatty food can be minimized by how you prepare it like in the Italian Egg Sandwich from Giada. She does the recipe with pepper,garlic,Parmesan and tomato. Simple ingredients.

  5. selahmal says:

    We eat our eggs hard boiled and mussed up with butter :). My mom made them for me when I was a kid.

  6. judigent says:

    I like to use egg coddlers to make my eggs. Fresh herbs, spices, and just about anything in the fridge can be added to the coddler to make the eggs tasty and different every time.

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