Living up to eggs-pectations

by Khushboo on June 12, 2011

*Disclaimer: this might be my cheesiest post yet. Hope you’re eggs-ited ;)*

Between a tea-smoked trout burger, teriyaki salmon & sticky rice, mushroom & goat cheese risotto, and birthday cake #5, my taste buds have clearly been spoilt this weekend!  Despite all this, the food that stands out most is also the simplest: an egg sunny side-up. I love eggs but if memory serves right, this weekend marked my first time trying eggs this style and I am hooked! One egg+salt+black pepper=perfection. Ooey and gooey, this is simplicity at its finest!

Speaking of eggs, they seem to be the biggest yolk joke in town. It’s a hard-knock life for an egg: it gets cracked, scrambled, whipped and accused that its yellow middle raises the body’s cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. Well it looks like the yolk’s on us: although I’m no eggs-pert, so many recent studies reveal the contrary:

“‘While it’s true eggs are high in cholesterol (an average egg contains 212 mg), only a small amount of the cholesterol from food actually passes into the blood. The real villains are saturated fats and trans fats as they have a much bigger impact on blood cholesterol levels.”

Now that we’ve covered this ongoing piece of BS, let’s get to the fun bit. If taste alone isn’t enough to convince you, here are some other eggs-amples why eggs are a staple in my casa:

  1. Eggs-cellent form of protein: As each egg weighs in at 6g of protein, it can easily curb our appetite & keep us fuller for longer.
  2. Muscle growth & repair: eggs contain all 8 essential amino acids and are thus a high-quality, complete protein. They count as eggs-eptional post-/pre- workout snacks.
  3. Help in the baby-makin’ department: Okay, this is clearly not on my agenda now but when I’m ready to contribute to the world’s population, it’s good to know that the choline found in yolks promotes healthy pregnancies by encouraging normal brain development of the fetus.
  4. Eggs-treme amounts of natural goodness like selenium, vitamin B12 & vitamin D. Yep, eggs are actually one of the rare natural foods which contain vitamin D. Most foods sold with vitamin D have it added artificially.  Eggs- 1, days without sunlight- 0 😆
  5. Versatility: sweet or savory, eggs can play the part. Whether it’s for breakfast,lunch or dinner, there are so many options to eggs-periment with!
  6. Budget-friendly: even though I’m all for ‘investing in your health’, I won’t deny that ‘health’ foods can work out pretty expensive. Despite its nutritional profile, eggs are an economical source and can be bought just about anywhere.

 

**Sunny side up eggs are not recommended for pregnant ladies as the yolk isn’t cooked thoroughly enough…you’ve been warned :D**

So to quote Cadbury’s, how do you like yours {egg}? 

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movesnmunchies June 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

HAHHAHHAHAH this post was hilarious! even tho i dont eat eggs- thoroughly enjoyed!

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Khushboo Thadani June 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

🙂

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Sara K June 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Just found your blog and loveeee it- you’re hilarious! And I LOVE sunny side up eggs- so egg-cellent indeed!! But Cadbury Creme eggs are a whole other league of delight on their own 😉

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Khushboo Thadani June 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Thanks so much fir your sweet comment and for stopping by! Believe it or not, I’m yet to try a creme egg! The gooey middle leaves me wondering how good it actually is!

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Ellie@fitforthesoul June 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

I love your egg-centric attitude about eggs! 😉 Loved this! Because I love eggs and the nutrition it provides, and I’m glad that they’re becoming known for nutrition now! I remember that not long ago it was almost taboo.

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Anand June 13, 2011 at 7:47 am

Any suggestions for interesting variations on Huevos Rancheros?

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Khushboo Thadani June 13, 2011 at 7:50 am

Wholewheat wraps, eggs, salsa, guacamole, grated cheddar, and Greek yogurt (in lieu of sour cream)…now that’s how huevos rancheros is done 🙂

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Parita @ myinnershakti June 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I’m always hesitant about eating too many eggs, so thank you for your list! I feel better now 😉

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Maneka Chotirmall June 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

EGGcellent post-really made me laugh! I love to eat my eggs sunny-side up-love the gooey mess!

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