The Amazing Egg

Eggs are hard to beat when it comes to nutritional value and variety for meals and snacks.

An inexpensive source of protein, a single egg contains a little bit of almost every nutrient the body needs and has only 74.4 calories. The American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines allow an egg a day for healthy adults.

There are many ways to enjoy an egg, including:

Boiled. Easy to eat and great as a snack to help you feel full and satisfied.

Sunny side up or over easy. Enjoy with a slice of whole-wheat toast.

Scrambled. Add vegetables such onions, peppers or chopped tomato.  

Folded. Omelets can be filled with almost anything, like spinach, mushrooms and a tiny bit of  light cheese.

Poached. Simmer gently in water and hold the hollandaise sauce.

Always store eggs in the refrigerator and cook them thoroughly.