Thursday, January 9, 2014


Photo Credit: Sin City Farm Girl

One area that I struggle with is ensuring that I get enough protein each day while still keeping my calories in check. One food that is great for this is eggs. I’m not a huge fan of eggs, but I am trying to incorporate them more and more into my diet. You can eat eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner; they travel well when hard boiled and there are almost unlimited ways to prepare them.

Photo Credit: Sin City Farm Girl

While fresh eggs are always better, I have found that  the convenience of using egg whites from a carton to make a quick omelet before work really increases the likely hood of me eating breakfast. And having a protein rich breakfast helps to make me feel full for longer, cutting down on my mid-morning snacking.

Some Eggy Facts:

One large egg has

  • 6.3g of protein – that is 7% of my daily requirement
  • 70 calories - 50 from the yolk and 20 from the whites
  • Almost no carbs – 0.4g
Courtesy The Egg Nutrition Center

Eggs and Weight Loss

In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate two eggs and toast for breakfast lost 65% more weight, had an 83% greater reduction in waist circumference and had higher energy levels than people who ate a bagel and yogurt for breakfast.*
*Dhurandhar, N.V. Egg breakfast enhances weight loss. Presented at Experimental Biology 2007. [Research supported by the Egg Nutrition Centre and American Egg Board.] 


A new recipe that we have added to our dinner repertoire is not only yummy and nutritious, but quick to prepare.  

Check out the recipe:  Eggs Baked in Avocado

1 comment:

  1. We have 3 hens and tons of eggs! I'm really liking the stats you posted about people eating two eggs and toast for breakfast weighing less! I think I'll switch from my typical oatmeal and berries and give eggs a go next week!!