Hey, hey! Good morning!
Whew, yesterday passed in a whirlwind. I went from one project and meeting to the next at work, and had a bunch of to-do’s on my personal list plus teaching 2 BodyPUMP classes…..
Yowzers! It made the day pass quickly, which is sometimes nice because then I get to see my hubby in the evening.
But I bit my nails throughout the day while typing up a copy of some physical activity information for work…and now I only have me to answer to. Why do I keep doing this?! It’s like the nail is magnetized for my mouth.
That sounds so gross & wrong. Sorry.
Lets just easily move into talking about some super foods, shall we?!
Super Food: Eggs
As I stated a few days ago, I wanted to share some great information about super foods with ya all. I am the type of blogger that gets easily bored with just sharing about my day (my eats & fitness is pretty similar on most days)….I’d rather share some new or helpful information with you interspersed with my weekly goings ons. That’s how I roll.
Do you know why I could never be vegan? Eggs and Greek yogurt and cheese.
But mainly: eggs. I freaking love those things.
Luckily, they are considered a super food because of their nutritional profile.
- supply every essential amino acid we need
- contain lots of B vitamins (folic acid, riboflavin, B12)
- includes a variety of minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, choline
- are a single-source of cheaper protein (as compared to most meats)
- are super easy to cook
Some other interesting facts about eggs include:
- the eggs’ yolks contain all the vitamin A, D, E <–vitamin D occurs naturally in eggs (hard to find in most foods)
- there isn’t much evidence to prove that the yolks’ cholesterol is harmful for our blood cholesterol levels (read more in this post)
- eggs are used in cooking and baking because of its binding chemical properties
(some facts I knew, some were found here)
I like to cook eggs for breakfast, snacks, and for easy dinners.
Let’s be honest, they are my go-to food, so I am perfectly okay with eggs being a great, affordable health food, packed with protein, and considered a part of the super foods group.
I really love to eat eggs with cheese, salt, pepper, black pepper.
I also love ‘em atop salads,
boiled & eaten with cheese sticks or whole wheat bagels/cream cheese,
stirred into oats (haven’t done this in years),
made into my 40-gram protein pancakes,
made into french toast,
and eaten with jam and spinach or kale.
Guess what I am having for breakfast today?!
Have a GREAT day, ya all!
How do YOU like YOUR eggs?? What do YOU eat, if YOU can’t eat eggs??