Health

EGGS-ACTLY

A few years back, I started buying free-range/cage free organic eggs after learning of the horrific way factory farm chickens were bred.  By thinking more humanely, I was rewarded with a bonus –  free range/cage free eggs tasted richer and flavorful.

I wanted to be sure that it wasn’t just “me” or the egg brand I was buying.  So I checked with my friends who also switched over to organic free-range/cage-free eggs and they overwhelmingly agreed.  You can do a simple test at home.  Crack open an organic free range/cage-free egg in a bowl.  In another bowl, crack open an egg that is not labeled free range/cage free.  As the photo above illustrates, you should be able to see that the cage-free egg is richer in color, and yes, you can taste the difference.  Non-organic tends to have a bland flavor, while free range/cage-free organic eggs have an enhanced egg flavor and taste fresher.

If you make eggs for breakfast, don’t you want the best tasting ones you can find while supporting humane farming?  EGGS-ACTLY!

Health Benefits of Eggs:  Eggs are an excellent source of protein, but did you know that more than half of the protein in eggs is in the egg white?  The whites also are rich in vitamins B2, D, B6, B12 and in minerals such as selenium, copper, zinc, iron and others.  The whites are also lower in fat and cholesterol for those watching their LDL and HDL numbers.

EASY EGG SALAD (2 servings):  Mix 4 chopped hard boiled eggs with your favorite mayonnaise to taste.  Add a dash of salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon of dillweed, 1 tablespoon of sweet pickle relish (or chopped sweet pickles), a dash of horseradish (optional), half a tablespoon of Dijon mustard.  Serve on your favorite bread with or without lettuce or mixed greens.

Variations:  If you like it more salty, substitute chopped green olives with pimento for the sweet pickle relish. Make it OPEN FACE and FANCY: Spread egg salad on one slice of hearty toasted bread, sprinkle with a dash of Hungarian paprika and top with a fresh sprig of dill.

Appetizers:  Serve egg salad on crackers or mini toasts or use as stuffing for deviled eggs.

Watch this blog for more easy tips about organic foods.