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Egg Preparation and Diet

by Latisha Porter (follow)
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Eggs are inexpensive but very nutritious. Eggs contain very few calories, but are packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and various other nutrients. Eggs can be cooked in many different ways and also combined with other healthy foods, like veggies, cheese and meats.

eggs and bacon in a pan

Here’s some ways you can prepare eggs and include them into your diet:

• Boiled – Hard boiled eggs are cooked in their shells in a pot of boiling water for 6 – 10 minutes, depending on how well cooked you want the yolk to be. The longer you cook them, the firmer the yolk will be.

• Poached – Poached eggs are cooked in slightly cooler water. They are cracked into a pot of simmering water between 160 – 180 degrees and cooked for 2.5 – 3 minutes.

• Fried – Fried eggs are cracked into a hot pan that contains a thin layer of cooking fat. You can eat them sunny side up which means the egg is fried on one side or over easy which means the egg is fried on both sides.

• Baked – Baked eggs are cooked in a hot oven in a flat bottomed dish until the egg is set.

• Scrambled – Scrambled eggs are beaten in a bowl, poured into a hot pan and stirred over low heat until they set.

• Omelet – To make an omelet, eggs are beaten, poured into a hot pan and cooked slowly over low heat until they’re solid. Unlike scrambled eggs, an omelet is not stirred once it’s in the pan.

As you can see, eggs can be prepared in many ways, so you can include them into your diet. Remember, you can add fresh veggies, cheese and meats into your eggs as well when you cook them.

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