They’re inexpensive, suitable for every meal, and readily available, but are eggs recipes healthy? Are eggs really all they’re cracked up to be? Yes! They are a wonderful source of easy-to-digest nutrition! After years of misinformation, the truth is out and there’s no reason to keep away from this excellent staple.
The health benefits of eggs include being easy to digest, a concentrated source of protein — more than 7 grams of it — as well as packed with amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and iron. Don’t skimp out on the yolk, either (unless you’re monitoring cholesterol intake). It provides half the egg’s protein content as well as B vitamins.
What you need to know about the eggs you eat is that their nutrition benefits are greatly dependent on where you buy your eggs. I always recommend getting your eggs from a good source like a farmer’s market, local organic grocery store, and know what type of eggs to look for.
28 Delicious Egg Recipes
Ready to take a crack at getting more eggs into your diet? Try some of these delicious egg recipes! No matter what meal you’re hankering for, you can bet there’s a recipe that’ll get you egg-cited.
I always substitute regular salt with sea salt, and adjust any bread or grain with sprouted, fermented grain, sourdough or gluten-free bread.
When cooking, there are many cooking oils that are very bad for you. So I recommend avoiding hydrogenated oils and only use a fat that can tolerate a high heat. In place of olive oil or any other cooking oils, just use coconut oil, grass-fed butter, ghee or any fats listed on my healing foods shopping list.
This Asian-style salad skips the bacon and cheese found in a traditional Cobb and opts instead for chicken, mandarin oranges, and sesame vinaigrette. Luckily, the hard-boiled eggs remain unchanged.
Asian- Style Cobb Salad / Damn Delicious
This simple recipe lets the flavors of asparagus and parmesan shine, while poached eggs get sprinkled with fresh parsley. It’s perfect for brunch or a light and easy dinner.
Say goodbye to plain chicken soup with this Greek favorite. Chicken, lemon, and veggies come together with egg and rice (use brown or wild rice) for a velvety broth that’s good whether you’re sick or not.
Restaurant-worthy scrambled eggs are in your future with this simple, baked recipe. Jazz up your eggs with your favorite vegetables, cheese, or leftover shredded chicken; just add in your favorite ingredients with the raw egg before pouring into the pan.
Baked Scrambled Eggs / Crafsty
Korea’s most well-known culinary export after kimchi, bibimbap is a wholesome dish full of rice, vegetables, and sauce. The accompanying egg pulls the whole dish together. It’s perfect for veggie-lovers and meat-eaters alike: just add your preferred protein and don’t skip the suggested sauce (just replace the raw/brown sugar with coconut sugar)
One of my favorite egg recipes is deviled eggs. This classic deviled egg recipe is great for customizing to suit your family’s tastes. Use grapeseed oil-based mayonnaise (or make your own!) and stoneground mustard for an unbeatable taste.
Grits aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Here, they get cooked with garlic and cheese and then topped with runny yolks for a quick, meat-less brunch or dinner.
The mother of all egg recipes, this classic version of egg salad is great starter version that you can serve as-is or tweak to your liking. Try using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, adding more or less green onions, or including your favorite seasonings, like crushed red pepper or Cajun seasoning.
This classy quiche is chock-full of veggies like squash, zucchini, and bell peppers, but feel free to add and subtract them as you please. This freezes well, too and makes a super meal to throw in the oven on a busy night.
Crustless Veggie Quiche / Sally’s Baking Addiction
10. Easy Fried Rice
For one of the best egg recipes that loads lots of flavor plus the nutrition of eggs, try them in a simple fried rice. Plus there’s no better meal to use up leftovers, than this “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink fried rice.” You can even use day-old rice and load it up with eggs and vegetables — I love bell peppers, onions, and carrots. Definitely substitute Coconut Amino’s in place of soy sauce and you will have a healthy crowd-pleaser! Serve it alongside a favorite Asian recipe or as the main course. It’s a crowd-pleaser either way.
11. Egg Drop Soup
Forget the Chinese menus — you can make this comforting homemade soup at home in just minutes. Use a quality broth and a whisk for silky-smooth egg ribbons and say “buh bye” to takeout.
12. Eggs Florentine
Homemade hollandaise using A2 cow’s milk is the key ingredient in this five-ingredient healthy twist to eggs Benedict. You won’t miss the Canadian bacon in this version; it’s replaced with juicy tomato and spinach instead for a vegetarian-friendly meal that’s sure to please.
The classic “egg in a hole” gets a healthy makeover: bell peppers stand in for bread as the “hole” and, dare I say, it’s better than the original version? This dish comes together in minutes and is perfect for a weekend brunch or easy supper.
A Middle Eastern favorite, shakshuka is an egg-based dish packed with flavorful tomatoes and spices. Make sure you have warm sprouted grain bread on hand for this one — you’ll want it to soak up the tomato sauce and tasty runny egg.
15. Egg Salad
The mother of all egg recipes, this mayo-free version is a great starter that you can serve as-is or tweak to your liking. Like trying adding my
Loaded with farm-fresh ingredients, this make-ahead casserole is perfect for busy weekend mornings or for feeding a crowd during the holidays. Substitute the cheese with a raw sheep’s milk cheese or a raw grass-fed cow’s milk cheese. Leftovers are just as good for dinner or add it on top of sprouted grain bread for a hearty on-the-go breakfast.
Farmer’s Market Overnight Breakfast Egg Casserole / Two Healthy Kitchens
17. Green Eggs
Make Dr. Seuss proud with these green eggs. No icky food coloring is involved; instead, kale or spinach (or both!) give this fluffy scramble its delightful color. Instead of the optional ham, go for beef or turkey bacon for a little extra protein, and make sure to use A2 Cow’s milk or Goat’s milk when baking. As another option, serve over a sprouted grain biscuit for another notch of flavor!
Marinara sauce for breakfast? It works for these Italian-inspired eggs. Just a handful ingredients make up this fancy-looking meal — use a cheese from our healing foods shopping list, and serve with a toasted slice of sprouted grain bread to sop up the extra sauce.
Meaty mushrooms soak up the flavors of balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs then are topped with a fried egg in this solid sandwich that even carnivores will love. The kale and avocado toppings add extra nutrients, too. Substitute coconut oil for olive oil, and make your own mayonnaise to make this a healthier, “Dr. Axe approved” recipe.
Though it’s never too early in the day for pizza, if you want a more traditional a.m. dish, this frittata fits the bill. Fresh tomatoes stand in for pizza sauce and fluffy eggs form the “crust.” Use an oven-safe skillet to take the frittata from stove to oven and then enjoy.
Common Indian cuisine ingredients like coriander and turmeric combine with tomatoes, onions, and ginger for an easy-to-make, fragrant curry feast.
Less of a recipe and more of a how-to, having trouble making hard-boiled eggs will be a thing of the past. And once you’ve mastered those, the possibilities are endless!
Quinoa and kale, the current “it” foods, join forces in this healthy, perfect-for-company quiche. Caramelized onions add a subtle sweetness while cream cheese lends a creamy texture.
A basic egg sandwich gets elevated to guest-worthy status thanks to the introduction of basil pesto. Use your favorite recipe or spread your favorite store-bought version. I make it with sourdough, grass-fed cheese and even sometimes use whole eggs to kick it up a notch and make it yummy and satisfying.
Spain’s signature egg-and-potato dish gets kicked up a notch with the addition of nutrient-rich sweet potatoes and leafy Swiss chard. Serve in small slivers as part of a tapas-style meal or alongside a salad to round it out. Just use Coconut oil, butter, or other rendered fallow in place of the olive oil for cooking.
Spanish Tortilla with Sweet Potato and Red Chard / Romancing the Stove Blog
26. Steak and Eggs
While it might be too filling for a weekday breakfast, this classic steak and eggs recipe makes a wonderful weekend brunch. Sprinkle steak with seasoned salt and pepper and sear. When cooked to your desired doneness, remove the steaks and fry the eggs in the same pan. Try adding garlic for extra flavor and sautéing spinach for extra staying power.
These breakfast burritos are full of egg-y goodness, and mushrooms and steak make the perfect match. Add in your favorite raw cheese and roll into a brown rice, grainless, or sprouted grain tortilla. Tada! Breakfast is served. These are also great for freezing for a make-ahead meal.
Steak and Egg Breakfast Burritos / Simply Scratch
Vitamin-rich sweet potato pairs with creamy avocado in this egg scramble that’s excellent for busy nights. The sweet potato is super filling and, thanks to the avocado and tomatoes, this is one colorful dish you won’t be able to resist.
29. Turmeric Eggs
Loaded with healing properties, turmeric is a powerful agent against disease. And these eggs, packed with onions, peppers, and fresh herbs and spices, will start any day on the right foot!
Turmeric Eggs / Dr Axe
The nutrition power of eggs makes for a good meal anytime! And now that you have so many nutritious and delicious egg recipes, you are sure to find a new love for eggs!
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