They’re inexpensive, suitable for every meal and readily available, but are egg 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 quality source — such as 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. 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, avocado oil, grass-fed butter, ghee or any fats listed on my healing foods shopping list.
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You will love our take on this classic breakfast/brunch dish! This low-carb recipe hosts anti-inflammatory foods like avocado, asparagus and tomato and is loaded with healthy fats. Enjoy your eggs Benedict without feeling bloated from the traditional carb-heavy varieties!
Looking for an easy dish to create for your whole family? Look no further! This Paleo diet dish incorporates sweet potatoes, ground turkey and spinach. Feel free to add tomatoes, onions and asparagus for additional nutrients and flavor!
I generally don’t advise ditching the egg yolk as I mentioned earlier, but if you have a specific condition or are on a diet that stays away from yolks, this recipe is delicious and incredibly easy to make!
Love sweet potatoes, cheese and eggs? This is the perfect recipe for you! This high-protein, low-sugar dish gives you fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese to jumpstart your day or give you a boost during the afternoon!
One of my favorite egg recipes is deviled eggs. This classic deviled eggs recipe is great for customizing to suit your family’s tastes. Use Paleo mayonnaise (or make your own coconut oil mayonnaise!) and stoneground mustard for an unbeatable taste.
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.
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.
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.
This Paleo-friendly breakfast recipe combines eggs and avocados for a quick, easy meal. Enjoy this dish by itself, or pair it with another breakfast favorite. It’s quick, easy and delicious!
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10. Egg Drop Soup
Forget the Chinese menus — you can make this comforting soup at home in just minutes. Use a quality broth and a whisk for silky-smooth egg ribbons and say “buh bye” to takeout.
Here’s a traditional Korean dish to switch up your lunch or dinner meal. This 15-minute dish contains the fermented food, kimchi, and packs a spicy, tangy flavor. Add an over-easy egg (or substitute it for your favorite lean meat) for a dish filled with protein, fiber and good bacteria that can improve your overall gut health.
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.
14. 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. Try including your favorite seasonings, like crushed red pepper or Cajun seasoning to spice things up.
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Loaded with farm-fresh ingredients, this make-ahead casserole is perfect for busy mornings or for feeding a crowd during the holidays. Substitute the cheese with a raw sheep cheese or a raw grass-fed cow cheese. Leftovers are just as good for dinner, or add it on top of sprouted grain bread for a hearty on-the-go breakfast.
16. 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 of ingredients make up this fancy-looking meal, keeping it simple and quick. In just 15 minutes total, you’ll be able to enjoy this savory dish.
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 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.
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20. Huevos Rancheros
This classic Mexican breakfast dish is simple, yet full of flavor and nutrients! Make your eggs your way and add grass-fed beef, peppers, jalapeño and avocado. Stuff it all into a Paleo tortilla for a breakfast you’ll surely enjoy!
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.
23. Salmon Frittata
In the mood for brunch? This dish creates the perfect combination of salmon filets, baked eggs and flavor. Be sure to use a Paleo or coconut oil mayonnaise, and you have a meal packed with protein, fish oil and other important nutrients!
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 avocado oil in place of the olive oil for cooking.
Deviled eggs, a fairly unhealthy food, has been revamped to replace mayonnaise with avocado! These low-calorie eggs pack protein, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, fiber and monounsaturated fats. These deviled eggs are sure to be a hit at any function!
This north Indian egg curry layers on the flavors of fresh veggies and spices while incorporating hard boiled eggs. Turmeric and paprika are just some of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory spices that pack the nutrients in this easy-to-make dish!
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.
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28. 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!
The nutrition 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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