Our best healthy egg recipes
Eggs are delicious, easy to cook’and good for you, too. Try one of these healthy egg recipes for your next home-cooked meal
Source: Web exclusive: March 2010
Guacamole, Egg and Arugula on Crackers
The simple combination of ingredients and diverse textures in this lunch offer a twist to the traditional sandwich.
For a fun weekend brunch, serve this perfectly balanced Mexican-style dish of poached eggs, warm flour tortillas and a fresh tomato-and-chili salsa, topped with light, grated cheese and sour cream, scallions and fresh cilantro.
Green Eggs and Ham Sandwich
Egg salad with mashed avocado and sliced ham on whole-grain bread provides makes a protein-rich, nutrient-dense sandwich that is fun and tastes great, too.
Goat Cheese Tart with Caramelized Onions and Wild Blueberries
The tangy flavour of wild blueberries contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the salty goat’s cheese in these individual tarts.
Eggs Benedict traditionally uses ham or bacon and a rich butter sauce. Here, a yogurt and chive hollandaise sauce contrasts with the richness of poached eggs and lean prosciutto, to make a lighter, but equally special version.
Red and Green Frittata
Eggs have protein and iron, important nutrients for fertility. Broccoli is a good source of folate and fibre. This baked frittata, full of colourful vegetables, is a delicious way to eat them, for brunch or a light lunch or supper.
Bake up a frittata, slice into pieces and freeze alongside whole-grain bread for six servings of a healthy make-ahead lunch.
Serve this elegant egg dish with a green salad and a glass of sparkling wine. Frittata Florentine is also a delicious brunch entrée.
The term ‘Florentine’ in a recipe title indicates that the dish uses spinach. This updated version of the classic eggs Florentine uses a sauce thickened with cornstarch rather than a butter and flour roux. Serve with whole-wheat toast.
Egg-White Omelette with Spinach, Tomato and Cheddar
A delicious basic omelette minus the fat and cholesterol’that’s the kind of recipe every health-conscious cook needs. To make this egg-white omelette even more delicious, you can embellish the dish in creative, savoury ways with simple fillings.
Chocolate-Nut Meringue Cookies
Here’s an astounding achievement: chocolate-nut cookies with less than one gram of fat each! The secret is meringue. These chocolate-nut meringue cookies contain no butter or margarine and no egg yolks, yet they’re tender and rich tasting.
Frittata with Asparagus and Scallions
This is a different sort of frittata, not the neat golden round of well-set eggs that’s probably most familiar. Here the eggs are in the skillet for barely a minute, just long enough to gather in soft, loose folds, filled with morsels of asparagus and shreds of prosciutto.
These stuffed eggs are served on a bed of ribbon vegetables and crunchy lettuce leaves drizzled with a tarragon vinaigrette dressing. All you need is some interesting bread, such as whole-wheat with sunflower seeds, to make a satisfying lunch.
Noodle-Stuffed Thai Omelette
For these delectable chili-flavoured Thai omelettes, the eggs are whisked with cornstarch to give them a slightly firmer texture, suitable for folding around a colourful filling of stir-fried rice noodles and vegetables.
Easy to make and healthy, this homemade mayonnaise make a great addition to your meal’and is an excellent way to use up extra egg yolks.
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