Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Mediterranean Quiche

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients.

The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many positive health benefits and is one of three dietary patterns recommended within the DGAs. However, people often forget that eggs can and should be included in this healthy eating pattern. In order to increase awareness of this, the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) partners with the Oldways’ Mediterranean Foods Alliance (MFA), a program that helps people discover Mediterranean foods and flavors, to educate individuals on the benefits of including eggs in this healthy eating pattern.

Today, the MFA Fresh Friday e-newsletter is themed “Savory Pies” and features our recipe Hash Brown-Crusted Mediterranean Quiche, a savory dish that can be served at any meal of the day.

For more information on eggs and the Mediterranean Diet, explore the following materials:

To learn more about eating patterns, visit our Nutritious Dietary Patterns webpage or review our Healthy Eating Patterns: How do Eggs Fit? slideshare.

Author: Rachel Bassler, RDN, CSSD, LDN