How Eggs Fit Into Canada’s Food Guide
Canada’s Food Guide offers tips and advice to help Canadians eat well. One component of the guide is the Food Guide Snapshot, a plate model that helps with meal planning. Have you seen it? It wisely proportions a plate into four quadrants, so it’s an easy visual for creating a balanced meal. You simply fill two quadrants with vegetables and fruit, one quadrant with whole grains, and the final quadrant with a source of protein such as eggs, beef, pork, poultry, dairy, tofu, or beans.
Rising Food Prices and The Role Eggs Can Play
If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve likely noticed a steep increase in prices all around the store. Due to a combination of factors from the pandemic, including issues with food production, transportation, packaging and supply chain, your average grocery bill has likely grown. The dilemma facing many of us is how to ensure that meals remain accessible, affordable and enjoyable amid rising food prices. One solution is to enjoy eggs more often as part of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. As a source of protein with more than 16 essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are a cost effective way to add nutrition and enjoyment to the plate.
Five Tips for Egg Storage and Freshness
Today I’m going to share some great tips to help you reduce egg waste by keeping them fresh and ready-to-use at home for longer.
Eggs and Vitamin K2
Eggs are a source of important vitamins and minerals, including selenium, folate, and vitamin D. But one nutrient that recently is getting a lot of attention is vitamin K2, which is found in eggs. Eggs contain about 8mcg of Vitamin K2 and the fat in the egg yolk helps boost absorption of Vitamin K1 found in leafy greens. They are better together!
Selenium – The Lesser Known but Important Mineral
There are many nutrients in eggs that lend to its stellar nutrition profile, including protein, iron and vitamin D. But there’s a lesser-known mineral in eggs that’s beginning to make headlines for its health benefits: selenium.
Breakfast and Brunch Boards
I was so taken by the beautiful cookbook On Boards by inspiring Canadian food stylist Lisa Dawn Bolton. Since its publication, I’ve really upped my “board” game. Traditionally, these meal-on-a-board options were filled with a variety of deli meats, cheeses, olives and gherkins but I’ve quickly learned that eggs can play a beautiful role on boards as well.
Fast, Easy, Nutritious Microwave Egg Recipe Ideas
If you’re accustomed to cooking eggs on the stovetop, today’s blog will expand your culinary skills with a fast and easy alternative for egg preparation: your microwave! It’s quick and easy and allows you to have fun with flavour combinations. And the one additional bonus? Microwaving eggs means there isn’t a pan to clean. Here’s what you need to know about preparing eggs in the microwave.
The Delicious Goodness of Egg Yolks
As nutrition myths go, this one is still pretty pervasive: When eating eggs, it’s healthiest to toss the yolks and eat only the egg whites. Today’s blog post will finally put that myth to rest and present the top reasons why egg yolks should remain in your recipes and on your plate. Most people wrongly assume that egg whites contain all of the protein in the egg, and may opt for an ‘egg-white only’ omelette. Interesting fact: yolks actually contribute just under half of the protein in a whole egg. One egg has six grams of protein, with roughly 60 percent in the white, and 40 percent in the yolk. Toss the yolk, and you’re tossing away protein too.
Eggs – A Nutrient Powerhouse
At breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time, I love adding eggs to my menu because they are delicious and versatile. But there’s one more big bonus – eggs are filled with a variety of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants which contribute to overall health. So, today I’ll share why I consider eggs to be a nutrient powerhouse based on the abundance of nutrients that are packed into this amazing food.
2022 Eggs for Breakfast Trends
Since the pandemic began two years ago, cooking from home has, unsurprisingly, skyrocketed and is expected to continue. In a recent Deloitte study, 66% of Canadians are cooking more from home (even more for gen x). And, since many people are working from home, they have more time for breakfast and for experimenting in the kitchen. Media coverage, tweets and tiktok hashtags about eggs have all increased this past year with innovative dishes such as pesto eggs, egg sandwiches and even breakfast charcuterie boards. An Omnibus 2020 study, found that a key driver for egg consumption growth is Canadian’s interest in health and nutrition. This desire for healthy and nutritious foods at breakfast aligns perfectly with eggs – they are a nutritional powerhouse and an affordable source of protein.
Debunking Cholesterol and Egg Myths
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New Meta-Analysis Findings: Eggs are Beneficial for Heart Health
Working in the egg industry is always an adventure – especially when it comes to the science! Researchers around the world are constantly conducting studies on diet and nutrition, and eggs are often in the spotlight. It’s been many years since the worry of eggs and cholesterol was in the news, and the most recent studies on eggs as part of a balanced diet have been wholly positive. That theme continues with this new egg-related study that was published in the American Journal of Medicine in January, 2021.