Egg Enthusiasts are credentialed health, nutrition and fitness professionals, who love eggs, and are interested in communicating compelling and accurate nutrition information. Some of the content below was developed in partnership with the Egg Nutrition Center.
EGGS: A PERFECT INGREDIENT FOR POWERFUL PRODUCE PAIRINGS
Too often, nutrition discussions emphasize single nutrients or foods. Focusing on recipes, meals, and dietary patterns are better approaches for ensuring nutrient needs are met. It is also essential to ensure recommendations focus on flavor and enjoyment.
Shakshuka is a wildly popular dish featuring eggs poached in a flavorful tomato sauce. This version uses tomatillos and Swiss chard for a “green” twist on the classic. Feel free to swap in your favorite green and add more garlic if you choose!
STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH
As the kids head back to school this fall, they’ll likely be spending more time looking at books and/or screens. Did you know that spending long periods of time reading, writing, watching videos, or other “near work” can create eye strain? There are several things you can do to help protect your child’s eyes.
BUILD YOUR BEST ADULT LUNCH BOX
Back to school time isn’t just for the kids. The start of a new school year can provide the opportunity to get back into a routine and establish healthy habits. Packing lunches can help the whole family stay organized, eat well and save money. If you’re tired of boring brown bag sandwiches and drab deli salads, it might be time to revamp your adult lunch box. Follow these three tips to help you pack your own delicious, nutritious and satisfying lunches for that midday meal.
ENJOYING EGGS FOR DINNER
Let’s face it, dinnertime can be hectic and that’s why simple meals that you can make in minutes are a lifesaver. If you’re looking for some new and simple dinner ideas, why not try dinner eggs?
5 SURPRISING WAYS TO USE EGGS
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast and brunch. They also make a tasty and nutritious addition to basically any meal of the day. Since eggs are so affordable, versatile and easy to prepare, you might as well stock up and add them to your daily menu. If you need a little inspiration to think outside the box (or egg carton), this list of surprising uses for eggs is here to help.
VEGETARIAN FRIED RICE
File this 15-minute fried rice recipe in your go-to box for busy weeknights. Not only is it fast and delicious, but it’s versatile as well – use any crunchy vegetables you have on hand, add meat or seafood if you wish, and even swap in whatever cooked grain you’d like.
Easy Microwave Ramen with Eggs: Dinner Eggs are Here!
Did you know you can make an entire homemade ramen noodle recipe in your microwave? Game changer! This easy microwave ramen bowl with eggs is a simple way to enjoy the flavor and nutrition of eggs for dinner. Be sure to check out the other featured dinner egg recipes, too!
Baby-Approved Banana Egg Pancake
When we were first starting to introduce Riese to solids, scrambled eggs were one of the first foods that I tried. They are such perfect baby food – packed with nutrition, fast and easy to prepare, and nice and soft but firm enough for your little one to pick up. Oh – and not messy. ;)
FIRST 1000 DAYS NUTRITION
In addition to being delicious and versatile, whole eggs provide nutrients beneficial to mom and baby such as high-quality protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals including choline, iron and lutein.
Pork Chops with Eggs and Basil Butter
Pork Chops and Eggs and Basil Butter makes for a satisfying dinner and showcases eggs in a different way (other than just at breakfast!) These pork chops are treated with a basil herb butter resulting in a savory dinner that only improves by a topping of eggs (fried, soft boiled, or poached).
Apple and White Cheddar Omelet
Can’t decide between sweet and savory? Have both with this apple and white cheddar omelet, which makes an especially great post-workout refuel!
Sheet Pan Egg Nourish Bowl
What has been making it on the plate at least once a week at dinner time over here? Dinner eggs, of course! My favorite way as of late? This sheet pan egg bowl.
Less Waste, More Taste: Why This Dietitian Always Eats the Yolks
Imagine coming home from your routine grocery shopping trip. You walk through the door, drop the bags on the counter, and start unloading items to put away in the pantry, fridge or freezer. Now imagine you left half your purchases in the bag and instead of stocking them away, you put that bag in the trash bin to get rolled out to the sidewalk. Seems crazy wasteful, right? Well, that’s basically what happens when you only use half your eggs!
Put An Egg On It
These days, people are topping just about anything with eggs – salads, pizzas…you name it! The recent trend to “put an egg on it,” not only has tasty culinary implications by adding variety to everyday fare, but it also provides nutritional benefits as well.
Baby’s First Pancakes
Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal. I look forward to pancakes on the weekends and reach for eggs after exercise no matter what meal of the day it is. A dietitian friend who is aware of my love for pancakes even sent Cooper a pancake onesie knowing how excited I would be when we could share that meal together. Surely, eggs and pancakes were both bound to be some of the first foods I introduced Cooper to, and now two months later, his egg-based “Coopercakes” are regularly on his plate!
Nutrition for Athletes
As a former athlete who works with everyone from active kids and moms to collegiate and professional athletes, I understand the importance of foods that are not only nutritious, but also convenient. That’s why eggs are a food that I not only recommend, but include in my own diet often, too!
Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata
This savory and satisfying Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Strata is a protein-packed and delicious make-ahead breakfast. Prep over the weekend and enjoy all week, or serve to guests at a brunch party!
How cute are these eggwiches? They are easy to make and can be layered with your favorite ingredients: greens, tomato slices, pickles, cheese, and even flavorful spreads…the options are limitless! Serve these as a fun appetizer at a summer barbeque or pack them for a picnic in the park.
NUTRITIOUS COMFORT FOOD
This time of year, I crave classic comfort foods and hearty, rich dishes to satisfy body and soul. Many of these dishes are not especially nutrient-rich, but with a few upgrades, you can enjoy crave-worthy winter fare with more nutrition in each bite.
Wild Rice Grain Bowl
Whether you call them Grain Bowls, Nourish Bowls, Buddha Bowls, or Power Bowls, build-your-own bowl meals are a fun, easy, nutritious, and versatile way to get dinner on your family’s table. The secret to bowl-meal success is to offer a variety of wholesome, flavorful ingredients and to let everyone pick and choose the ingredients that please their personal palates.
QUINOA EGG SCRAMBLE
Kick your day off right with this high-powered protein breakfast. With 20+ grams of protein, this recipe is satisfying and delicious!
RESEARCH NEWS: CHOLINE, LUTEIN, AND COGNITION
Health is not just the absence of disease, but the presence of optimal wellness. Though nutritional guidance historically focused on preventing deficiency and toxicity from nutrients, today there is a growing interest in leveraging nutrients to improve the “healthspan,” or years of life in good health.
Eating for brain health
This essential nutrient is critical for good health and brain function, yet most of us aren’t getting enough. Registered Dietitian, Jessica Ivey, is here to tell us all about choline.
Typically made with hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, wine vinegar, and salt and pepper, deviled eggs are easy to make, versatile to many toppings, and are the ultimate party appetizer! They can even be prepared a day before (just fill them prior to serving).
INCORPORATING EGGS INTO A PLANT-BASED DIET
If you ask two different people to define “plant-based eating,” you will likely get two different responses. Because this term isn’t defined by any governing body, it’s up for interpretation.
CULINARY TECHNIQUES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A CLIENT’S DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT SACRIFICING FLAVOR FOR DIABETES & HEART DISEASE
Change the conversation when discussing dietary protocol with clients. Instead of educating them on what they need to limit or "can't have" per diagnosis protocol, empower them with foods they CAN eat and healthy cooking techniques that can be utilized at home to prepare flavorful food.
HOW TO HELP SELECTIVE CHILDREN LEARN TO LOVE EGGS
Have a picky eater? Kids who are selective, often have a hard time getting what they need to be healthy. That’s why I help moms and dads teach their kids to like foods like eggs. Eggs are one food that I highly recommend to parents of small children.
FUEL YOUR BRAIN WITH NUTRIENT-RICH EGGS
With increased concern about brain diseases, researchers in the growing field of neuronutrition are examining how foods affect the health of our brains and scientists working on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are evaluating how nutrition impacts neurocognitive health throughout the lifespan. Eggs are a key part of this research because they contain choline and lutein, two nutrients that are important for brain development, memory and learning.
COBB SALAD WRAP
Cobb salad is possibly one of the most American salads. Its recipe usually calls for lettuce, tomato, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, grilled chicken, blue cheese and vinaigrette. You can find it on the menus of casual cafes as well as upscale eateries, as its components can range from basic, simple ingredients found in regular supermarkets, to fancier ones (for example replacing bacon with pancetta and lettuce with endives). You can also make it into a sandwich, pita pocket or wrap – like this delicious and simple Cobb Salad Wrap recipe.
WHY EGGS ARE THE PERFECT RECOVERY FOOD
Eggs have a unique nutrition profile that is great for athletes of all ages. While they make a nice addition to any meal of the day, the nutrients in eggs can help with recovery after exercise. Just as stretching and cooling down is important after a workout, recovery nutrition is vital for repairing worn down muscle and revitalizing energy stores. But it’s not just the protein in eggs that make them a recovery food.
Summertime Entertaining Ideas that will Delight Your Guests
If you are thirsty for new ideas, I’m sharing a few new twists on Summertime entertaining.
Vegetarian Lentils with Egg Toast Recipe
Love a good eggs-in-a-basket recipe? How about lentils for breakfast? Whip up this vegetarian lentils with egg toast recipe, a deliciously fueling eggs-and-lentils combo.
Trendy, hot, and hearty, bibimbap can be a medley of surprisingly good-for-you comfort foods that come together in one nutritionally-balanced bowl of a meal. It brings me special joy to share a delicious recipe that is part of my culture and can help boost brain health.
THE IMPORTANCE OF EGGS IN A BALANCED DIET FOR MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH
It’s no secret, I’m a sucker for bringing you the facts (not fads) when it comes to the latest research surrounding nutrition and health. And, with recent research demonizing eggs (particularly the yolk) yet again, it’s important we take a step back and look at the decades of research available on egg consumption and just why they’re a good choice for total health, particularly maternal health (and the health of your baby-to-be).
WHAT “PREDOMINANTLY PLANT-BASED” MEANS TO ME
People often ask about my “predominantly” plant-based nutrition philosophy. “Does that mean you’re vegan? Vegetarian? Do you eat chicken?” Predominantly means just that – mainly, mostly, primarily. Some days I eat vegan, some days I may include animal products, but overall I eat plant-based.
PERFECT Hard Boiled and Soft Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot
Do you have an Instant Pot and don’t know where to start? I am still getting the hang of it, but I’ve mastered how to make PERFECT hard-boiled and soft-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot.
A Roundup of 28 Eggs-for-Dinner Recipes
When you’re having “one of those days” and you’re at a loss for what to serve your family for dinner, turn to eggs. Yup. Eggs for Dinner can be the answer to your meal planning woes.
Savory Oatmeal with Fried Egg
This is our delicious savory oatmeal with steel cut oats, sauteed vegetables and a fried egg
Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado and Egg
If you’re looking to eat healthier or lose weight this year, then starting the day off right with a high-quality protein breakfast really is a great place to start.
5 FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT EGGS
Sure, you likely know that eggs are an affordable high-quality protein and a nutritious addition to your breakfast routine. But there are a few other little-known facts about eggs that may surprise you. In honor of National Egg Month, test your egg-spertise and see how many of these unexpected facts are news to you.
WHOLE EGGS UNIQUELY SUPPORT MUSCLE HEALTH
Healthy strong muscles are important throughout the lifespan. Resistance training and sufficient dietary protein help support muscle maintenance and strength. Research has shown the importance of both the total amount of protein consumed each day as well as the amount of protein per meal. However, emerging research is showing other factors within food, besides protein, influence the synthesis of new proteins in muscle.
Egg Taco Breakfast Muffins
Egg Taco Breakfast Muffins are a great protein packed breakfast and are perfect for meal prep. These nutritious breakfast muffins also make eating eggs fun and hassle free because they include everything you’d want in a breakfast taco, but in just a few bites!
NUTRIENTS IN EGGS IMPORTANT FOR BRAIN HEALTH
There is a growing interest in “neuronutrition,” which examines how foods affect brain health. In fact, brain health claims have increased 36 percent on food products globally over the past five years. A common question consumers ask is whether eggs fit into a healthy diet for a healthy brain. The short answer is yes; the full answer begins with choline and lutein, two important nutrients for brain health. Eggs are one of the few foods that supply both.
EGGS FOR MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH
Eggs are a nutritious choice that offer important nutrients for maternal health like high-quality protein, choline, and iodine. And in fact, many key nutrients, like vitamin D and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, are found in the yolk. With many people tossing that beautiful yellow goodness, it’s time to remind moms about the importance of eating the WHOLE EGG for their health and their baby’s health too!
BABY-FRIENDLY EGG VEGGIE PANCAKES
Nutritious and easy to make, these baby-friendly egg veggie pancakes made with whatever veggies you have on hand are the perfect breakfast/snack for babies and toddlers!
Country Veggie Breakfast Skillet
For this Spring Brunch, I decided to make a hearty Country Veggie Breakfast Skillet, topped with sunny-side up eggs. I love incorporating eggs in my brunch recipes because they are delicious and provide a great source of high-quality protein! Most people don’t know this, but eggs have some really amazing health benefits.
DIET MYTHBUSTERS PART 1: FOOD AND NUTRITION MYTHS THAT NEVER DIE
I’ll be sharing a mythbusting post, covering topics like fad diets, carbohydrates, women’s health and today’s topic – those nutrition myths that just won’t die! I hope this series helps you feel more confident in feeding yourself, and helps you think a little more critically next time someone tries to tell you that you shouldn’t eat something.
EGGS IN A PLANT-BASED DIET
There is a shift towards consumers trying to follow a more plant-based eating pattern, but “plant-based” doesn’t necessarily mean only plants. The key is to focus on eating more plant-based foods, versus eating only plant foods.
Make ahead freezer breakfast burritos
Breakfast burritos! Friends, I am so excited to share this time-saving recipe with you. I’ve been making these for years and they are a life-saver on busy mornings when you need breakfast but don’t have time to put it together.
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Pumpkin Seed Drizzle
I’ve always loved ‘eggs for dinner,’ and these nourishing, flavor-filled Scrambled Egg Tacos with Cilantro Lime Pumpkin Seed Drizzle are no exception. They’re so easy to make that even when you’re on the go and in a hurry, you can assemble them quickly. No muss, no fuss! Set out the tortillas, scrambled eggs, and a medley of toppings—avocado, green onions, cilantro, toasted pumpkin seeds—and let everyone create their own.
Sweet & Savory Brain Boosting Breakfast Bowl
Did you know eggs are a source of two key nutrients that may play a role in brain health? Registered Dietitian Mary Ellen Phipps talks about choline and lutein, plus shares a mouthwatering breakfast bowl recipe.
Zucchini Noodles with Poached Eggs
Summer is about fresh and easy meals that can be made in a flash. Like Zucchini Noodles topped with Poached Eggs!
Cajun Herb Egg Salad
For our upcoming cookout, I decided to make my famous Cajun Herb Egg Salad. Egg salad is one of my favorite things to make because eggs are one of the least expensive sources of high-quality protein and you can adapt your egg salad flavor profile based on what ingredients you have on hand.
JAMMY DEVILED-ISH EGGS
Deviled eggs make a simple and delicious brunch dish or appetizer for a party or family gathering. While some people love the mayonnaise-egg yolk combo in traditional deviled eggs, many may prefer a lighter approach. These soft-boiled, deviled-ish eggs have just a dollop of the deviled goodness. The jammy yolk provides a creamy center, while a variety of crunchy toppings, like quick-pickled shallots and green onions, round out the textures and flavor profile.
SUMMER PICNIC PICKS
With summer in full swing, calendars are filling up with outdoor concert series, beach days and picnics in the park. Eggs and egg dishes might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think picnic food, but they’re actually a great option for the busy summer season, as they pack a protein punch and are super portable.
5 Reasons Why Eggs & Instant Pots Are Meant To Be
Summer is no time to pack away the kitchen appliances. Your Instant Pot is just as useful for summer recipes as it was for heartier cooler weather fare. From pulled pork to batches of brown rice, I am always finding new easy and fast ways to fuel a crowd of sun-drenched friends and kiddos. You will constantly find me tossing eggs in my instant pot – here are 5 of my favorite ways to prepare them.