Eggs are packed with protein, low in carbs, easy to rustle up and affordable for everyone. All for only 70 calories per egg! They’re a true superfood and proof that you don’t need to take out a small mortgage to invest in your health.
Okay, so we’ve already harped on enough about the health benefits of eating eggs – but if you want to swot up a bit more, then read this article.
Now that we’ve got you sold on free range eggs as a superfood, the next step might be to decide whether poached, boiled or fried will keep you satisfied. But the truth is, there are so many more ways to incorporate eggs into your diet. So, here are just a few of our favourites.
Easy Ways to Incorporate Eggs into a Healthy Diet
Kicking the carbs but missing that warm fuzzy feeling in your tum? We have the perfect alternative to oatmeal that will keep you full for hours and is packed with protein and healthy fats. Popular in the low-carb community, there are many versions as there are January body blitzes, so don’t be afraid to mix it up and try your own variations. This recipe from Mark Sisson is a useful guide with some tasty additions. We like to use ground flax seeds, chia seeds and a free range egg, then add a ripe banana and dash of cinnamon for good measure.
Fondly known as the lazy man’s quiche, there’s no pastry involved so it’s easy to make and kind to your waistline, too! You can keep it as simple as this recipe from Incredible Egg or make it completely your own. Go for a classic ham and cheese or slice some bell peppers and add spinach for a colourful vegetarian frittata. These make a lovely weekend breakfast or an easy midweek dinner. We like to make a big frittata using our woodland farm eggs of an evening, then store the leftovers (ahem) in airtight containers in the fridge for a grab’n’go midweek lunch.
Thai Prawn Courgetti Noodles
Hmmm, something smells fishy with this one… But we promise you, this dish will open you up to a world of effortlessly healthy dishes. Replacing regular noodles with courgetti (that’s thinly sliced courgette to me and you) cuts down the calories massively without compromising on flavour. And this dish from the guys over at Fitter Food is just one extremely delicious example. It’s so quick and easy you can go from craving an authentic Thai dinner to tucking-in, in well under 30 minutes. Don’t say we’re not good to you.
Flourless Carrot Cake
We’ve all been duped, at some point, by a calorie-laden slice masquerading under the guise of an innocent vegetable. But this carrot cake really is (almost) good for you. This recipe from Diet Taste uses almond flour in place of wheat flour, making it suitable for anyone avoiding gluten or trying to cut down on carbs and keeps the cake incredibly moist. Don’t go throwing this cake back at every meal, though, because this does mean that the fat content is slightly higher. Even if it is the good kind that’s found in almonds!
We’re always looking for new ways to dish up our free range woodland farm eggs. If this has inspired you to incorporate more eggs into your meals for a tastier and healthier diet in 2018 – let us know what you’ve been cooking up. Pop in, say hello and share your favourite recipes with us on our Facebook page.
Want our free range woodland farm eggs delivered to your door? Head over to Roan’s Dairy who are now delivering our eggs along with their free range local milk. This way, you’ll pay the lowest prices for the tastiest produce. Because unlike our eggs – we won’t be beaten.