Eggs are a great addition to your healthy diet because they’re low-fat and packed with vitamins and protein. What’s more, they keep you fuller for longer if you’re watching your weight. But using the same tried-and-tested methods to cook them can make mealtimes feel dull.
If you’re bored with cooking eggs the same way every day, the good news is it’s easy to do something new! In fact, there are countless ways to make a delicious egg-based meal in minutes.
Here are some creative and convenient options that are perfect for busy lives:
Use up your leftovers with a simple tray-baked frittata
Got veggies or cooked meats to use up at the end of the week? Add them to eggs and bake them for a tasty frittata. Simply whisk and season your eggs, stir in chopped leftovers (mushrooms, peppers and onions work especially well) and pour into a lightly greased baking tray. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Give yourself a vitamin boost and add eggs to a salad
Eggs don’t just taste great tossed into a salad, they help you absorb more nutrients from the veggies
too. Why? Because fats in the yolk help fat-soluble nutrients in veg (such as vitamin E and
carotenoids) enter the bloodstream. In fact, a study found eating eggs with salad caused a whopping 7-fold increase in the intake of vitamin E.
Top a Chinese rice or noodle dish
Want to take your veggie stir-fry to the next level? Top it with a fried or poached egg. Runny golden
yolk goes perfectly with rice or noodles flavoured with soy, sesame and ginger. What’s more, the egg adds an extra-healthy dose of protein and vitamins to your 5-a-day meal.
Baked eggs in a muffin tin
If you’ve a big family to feed and you’re short on time, baked eggs are perfect for busy breakfasts.
Grease a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, and crack the eggs into the tin. Sprinkle salt and
pepper, then bake for 14-18 minutes, depending on how soft you’d like your yolk. Once cooked, you can scoop the eggs out with a spoon. Pop leftover eggs in an airtight container and they’ll keep for up to 4 days in the fridge.
Microwave scrambled eggs for a quick and healthy weekday meal
Eggs microwave surprisingly well, and you can whip up microwaved scrambled eggs in less than 2 minutes. Whisk 2 eggs with a dash of milk, season and pop them in a microwave-safe container
that’s been greased with cooking spray or a little oil. Cook on high for a minute, stirring halfway through. And voila!
Turn up the heat, enhance the flavour
Bored with bland eggs? The mellow flavour that makes eggs so versatile also means they can be
paired with almost any combination of spices and herbs. For a super-spicy breakfast or supper, make Mexican Huevos Rancheros with veggies, chillies and paprika tossed in a pan. Or why not try this deliciously fiery Indian eggs recipe?
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