The Egg is Back!
I love eggs! Scrambled, hard-boiled, as omelets – I love eggs in all forms. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are picnics at the beach eating egg salad sandwiches wrapped in wax paper. I think sandwiches just tasted better back in the days when we used wax paper! Not only are eggs delicious, they are one of the least expensive forms of protein.
For the past several years the guidelines for dietary cholesterol recommended greatly restricting eggs. Frankly, I ignored that recommendation – I loved eggs too much to give them up. But eggs are back in vogue – new recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reflect recent research showing dietary cholesterol does not necessarily lead to high cholesterol in humans. Eggs are also a major source of choline, which is associated with liver health and women’s health. Choline may also support the brain during aging and help prevent changes in brain chemistry that result in cognitive decline and failure.
In other words, it’s ok to eat eggs again as part of a healthy diet!* A favorite egg-based dinner in my house is crustless feta and spinach quiche. Serve with a salad and quiche of any flavor makes an easy, scrumptious meal.
One of the things I love most about eggs is that they have been the first meal I have taught my kids how to cook. Scrambling or hard boiling eggs is easy and I would rather have my kids scramble eggs for an after school snack than eat something less healthy. Here’s an easy guide to teaching your kids how to cook some egg-based recipes
*Always follow dietary recommendations given by your physician.
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