If I had to pick one food that is always on my grocery list, I would probably choose eggs. I’m not alone either. The average person consumes 276 eggs per year! May is National Egg Month and I’m partnering with the American Egg board to share a couple of my favorite egg recipes.
And if you’re like me, you probably went through a phase of just eating the whites, right? Those days are long gone in this household. I can’t remember the last time I ditched the yolk because that is where about 40% of the eggs total protein comes from! The yolk also carries nutrients like vitamin D, E, A, choline and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
I eat eggs after a workout to help replenish my muscles. It’s a quick and easy way to get more protein without spending an arm and a leg for a smoothie or bar. At under $.20 each, eggs are one of the least expensive sources of high-quality protein per serving.
Some of my favorite ways to eat eggs include a runny egg over avocado toast, protein pancakes, muffin recipes, omelets, meatloaf, as an egg wash or egg salad for lunch, which is perfect to have after my late morning workouts.
Green Goddess Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe [Video]
Makes 2 large or 3 medium sized servings
- 4 Eggs, chopped
- 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp Chives, chopped
- 1 stalk Celery, chopped
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 Avocado, mashed
Combine all ingredients until well blended together. If you plan to enjoy this recipe throughout the week, wait to add avocado until you are ready to eat. The avocado will turn slightly brown with time but will taste just fine for up to 2 additional days in the refrigerator.
Gently add egg salad onto one piece of bread. Top with sprouts, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, spinach or other favorite vegetables and another slice of bread.
Share a photo or video of your delicious egg dishes on twitter or Instagram using #EggChallenge and #Contest and you could win a kitchen prize pack from the American Egg board. Winners will be announced weekly throughout the month of May. For more info about the America Egg Board including recipes and nutritional information, visit IncredibleEgg.org or follow the Incredible Egg on social media.
This blog post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am an egg lover which most of you already know 😉