Wellness Wednesdays: The Eggs You Love

Why Not Eat the Eggs You Love?!

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Whole eggs contain more essential vitamins and minerals per calorie than virtually any other food. They’re also one of the best sources of choline, a substance your body requires to break down fat for energy. In addition, eggs provide lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.

They may even be the perfect diet food: Saint Louis University scientists found that people who had eggs as part of their breakfast ate fewer calories the rest of the day than those who ate bagels instead. Even though both breakfasts contained the same number of calories, the egg eaters consumed 264 fewer calories for the entire day.

However, you’ve probably been told at one time or another to avoid eggs because they’re high in cholesterol and fat. This is the same thinking that led to low-fat diets—and a mindset that has probably made us a lot fatter over the past decade. It’s simply a leftover recommendation from the low-fat legacy that was never forgotten.

In a recent review of dozens of scientific studies, Wake Forest University researchers found no connection between egg consumption and heart disease.

Resource: Men’s Health

Freezer Omelets

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Prep Day: First, you need to find some Ziplock zip ‘n steam bags. (no, Ziplock didn’t pay me to say any of this). You want to use these specific bags because they are made for heating up. I wouldn’t want to mess with conventional bags because it might not be safe to use at high temps.

Set out some ingredients, I chopped onions, green peppers, mushrooms, cheddar cheese and diced ham. You could do spinach, bacon, sausage, salsa or any other yummy things that you prefer in your omelet. And don’t forget to set out the salt and pepper.

Label the bag with a sharpie. Then, crack 2 eggs in their bag and load up on ingredients. If you add too many toppings they take longer to cook. So, maybe just about 2 spoonfuls of each thing. Then, squish everything together. Freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw. Pop the bags into boiling water…Put on the lid and set the timer for 13 minutes. You might want to add more minutes if you are doing 3 eggs or lots of toppings. But, for a normal size omelet, 13 minutes is perfect.

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