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The Girls are in the Yard

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Eggs are like the girl at the party that many low key dislike but somehow, always gets an invite.

Boiled, fried, poached, used in mayonnaise, and even as a binder for many of the foods we consume, she features in one way or another in a meal, or even, a snack. Packed with 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat, eggs have several health benefits if well incorporated into your diet.

Taste and Texture profile: consumed raw, they are rather bland and slimy. However, this changes, depending on how you prepare them.

One of my favorite ways to prepare them is the traditional boiling method. Heat a pan of water to boil and place the eggs, with a clean shell into the water for 10 minutes. Once the timer is done, take the eggs out of the hot water and place them in a container with cold water; this stops the cooking process and ensures you have a soft, almost runny yolk with a sturdy white (yes I love my yolk runny!).

I prefer this method over many because it not only limits how many more calories are introduced to the egg (frying them increases the calorie intake because of the oil used). but also, this creates a mildly savory base for me to add seasoning in whichever direction I prefer.

Lately, I prefer salting and adding a sprinkle of dried mixed herbs (sage and rosemary), however, I’ve also found that crushed black pepper, or paprika make for great additions too.

Chop your boiled eggs into chunks, season and place on top of a slice of toast the next time you’re looking for a quick, easy and nourishing breakfast. Feel free to add some avocado slices (or guacamole), or even some tomato (fresh, grilled or fried) and watch those 10am hunger pangs fade.



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