Eat Your Eggs: 5 Unique Egg Recipes to Keep You Energized
by Catherine Santino
They call it the "incredible, edible egg" for a reason. According to Healthline, one large egg contains 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein and all 9 essential amino acids. It also contains 113 mg of choline, which is an important nutrient for the brain.
When consumed in a balanced diet, eggs can offer some of the most incredible health benefits of any food. The best part? There are countless ways to prepare eggs and incorporate them into a meal. Here are five unique egg recipes that can spice up your morning (or afternoon!) and keep you feeling your best.
1. Egg in a Basket
It goes by many names: Egg in a Basket, Toad in a Hole or Hen in a Nest. But whatever you call it, the recipe stays the same. And it's super simple.
This twist on eggs and toast will not only satisfy your taste buds, but it'll make quite the impression on your friends and family come Sunday morning. ADamn Delicious take on this classic makes things even easier with a sheet-pan version (versus stove top) and even includes another Sunday favorite:Bacon.
2. Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toasts
This fun, healthy twist on an egg sandwich from FoodieCrush is far from your average breakfast. It's a great way to start your day with some veggies and can provide you lots of long-lasting energy!
3. Skillet-Baked Eggs With Spinach, Yogurt and Chili Oil
Looking to get a little fancy in the kitchen? Kick your breakfast up a notch with this decadent meal, courtesy of Bon Appetit. It's the brainchild of chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who notes, "American and British cooks don't know how far you can take an egg dish."
This delectable combination of spinach, Greek yogurt, eggs and smoky Turkish chili powder is surprisingly easy to make — and takes under 30 minutes.
4. Crispy Egg Avocados
Believe it or not, avocados and eggs are a match made in heaven. Combining them is pretty easy too: Simply pit an avocado, fill the hole with a soft-boiled egg, coat with breadcrumbs and bake (or sauté). It's crispy, savory and an absurdly satisfying breakfast (or any meal, really). View the full recipe from Kirbie's Cravings.
5. Omelet With Bacon, Mushrooms and Ricotta
Hello, fancy omelet. This combination of toppings is probably one of the most mouth-watering in existence. Even better, this hearty meal makes a perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner. All you have to do is get some eggs cooking on the stove and fold in the ingredients.
The beauty of the egg is in its versatility — you don't always need unique egg recipes to make the perfect dish. Simply mix them up with your own favorite veggies, meats, spices and sauces. Now, there's only one thing left to do: Eat your eggs!