We won’t mention the health benefits of egg in this post, since you all know it very well and are taught about it in home, schools, and by every possible source. But how many of you know various HEALTHY ways to cook an egg? Most of us are limited to boiled, fried, or scrambled varieties of egg dishes. Trying to be more creative, many of us shall promptly answer ‘omelette’.
Well, there are plenty of ways to cook this highly proteinaceous food, which may even include its combination with other nutritious items as well.
Read out the rest of the blog post and become an expert of cooking healthy egg recipes. Get some interesting egg dishes for breakfast on the table rather than serving those stereotypical egg recipes over and over again.
- Poached eggs:
Poached eggs weigh equal to boiled eggs in terms of nutrition. For making poached eggs, simmer about three inches of water in a saucepan. Crack an egg and empty its content in a cup. Deliver the egg contents from the cup into the simmering water. When you notice that the egg whites have turned solid and the yolk has just started to harden, take a slotted spoon and take out the egg. To add to the nutrition of your breakfast, serve this poached egg with a whole-grain toast.
2. Poached egg with spaghetti:
This sounds even more appetizing than the previous egg recipe. You can add poached eggs to your lunch as well by simply following an addition step in the making of the tomato sauce for your spaghetti. Crack open an egg and empty its content into the simmering sauce. When the egg whites have turned solid while the yolk is still soggy, pour out the poached egg along with some sauce into the dish containing spaghetti. Add some of your favorite herbs for taste enhancement.
3. Deviled eggs:
Deviled eggs can either form a part of your breakfast meal, or can serve as a delicious party meal. The recipe is quite easy and quick. All you need to do it to boil hard six eggs and cut them vertically into halves. Remove the yolk and mix it with low fat cheese, low fat sour cream and low fat mayonnaise (you can also use mustard in place of mayonnaise). Place this mixture over the whites and garnish it with your favorite ingredients. If you are a spice loving person, try adding some black pepper to the yolk’s mixture when preparing it.
A frittata can serve as a cheap, quickly-made, yet delicious breakfast, lunch or a dinner meal. Firstly, beat four eggs with tomato juice (you may also use broth in its place) and a quarter cup of milk. When the batter is well-blended, add some veggies, cooked chicken, seafood, any one of these or all of these, up to your choice. Take a skillet and heat some vegetable oil over medium flame, and pour the mixture in it. Cook the batter for about ten minutes at medium or low heat. Now take it away from the stove, cover it, and wait for at least ten minutes before serving so that your frittata settles down.
5. Baked eggs:
Who doesn’t love baked items? Besides their taste, baked foods are known to contain lesser calories when compared to other methods of cooking. Eggs can be baked in several ways. However, the recipe mentioned here is a classic one and the simplest of all. Take a ramekin and pour in it a tablespoon of butter or cream. Microwave it for thirty seconds. In this batter crack in two eggs and add some grated cheese of your choice. Bake it for 15 minutes at 325 F, until the whites have settled down. Your baked eggs are ready. You can add variation to your dish by adding some of your favorite veggies, chicken or sausages.
6. Egg Quiche:
A quiche is an exceptionally lovable item for breakfast. Over a nine inch baked pie crust, spread a layer of a cup of low-fat shredded cheese. Along with a cup of milk, whisk six eggs and add some salt according to your taste in the batter. You may also include some chicken, veggies or herbs in the mixture if you wish. Layer out this filling over the cheese topped pie crust and bake for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven, at 375 degrees.
7. Egg and cheese puffs:
Boil a cup of slightly slated water with a stick of butter in a pot. Lower the heat to medium and add a cup of flour to it and mix until it turns the batter into past-like consistency. Remove the mixture from heat and one by one beat four eggs in the batter. Take some grated Gruyere and stir into it. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet in the form of piped portions using a zip-top bag and bake for 30-40 minutes at 400 F, until they get puffed.