Eggs will never run out of style. Fried, poached, scrambled-the uber-cheap, incredibly versatile staple will flaunt its awesomeness in countless ways based on your cravings. And besides having a bunch of different (delicious) looks, eggs are bursting with nutrients such as omega 3s, zeaxanthin, and lutein. They help raise your HDL, or good cholesterol levels, which can reduce your risk of diseases. And don’t let their small package fool you! These wholesome superfoods pack a protein punch and weigh in at just 70 calories each.

With countless possibilities out there, the sky’s the limit when it comes to eggs. As a finishing touch to your favorite dishes, these tasty delights can complete almost any meal and add a friendly boost of nutrition. Not to mention, they can definitely add some eye-catching appeal to your meal’s overall presentation. Just because a recipe doesn’t call for an egg doesn’t mean you can’t include one! Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve grouped together 5 standard meals that, when topped with an egg, take it to the next level.

 1. Buddha Bowls

Full of nourishing goodness, buddha bowls have gained major popularity in recent years, won the hearts of many. Brimming with colorful, flavorful veggies and superfoods, these eye-catching bowls call for a bunch of different nutrient-dense foods and toppings, offering incredible variety to keep taste buds on their toes, while flaunting a beautiful presentation. And what better way to complete the incredibly healthy meal than with an egg? Simply layer your stunning, clean-eating bowl with a fried or poached egg for an extra pop of color and protein!

Need a recipe idea? Whip up this flavorful Healing Sweet Potato and Poached Egg Buddha Bowl

2. Toast

Eggs and toast form a killer pair. The tender egg with its runny yolk compliments crunchy toast just perfectly. Your usual butter and toast combo tastes great, but offers little nutrients besides the slice of bread’s energizing carbs. Eggs pack a protein punch and are a cinch to cook, so why not boost that hand-held snack’s nutritional value by topping it with this staple superfood? There are a million recipes out there that’ll suit any preferences and appetite, but some of our favorite egg&toast recipes include this drool-worthy Egg and Tomato Feta Toast or this satisfying Protein Egg and Tomato on Toast 

For more deliciously brilliant toast topping ideas, check out these 10 Toast Toppings to Jazz Up your Morning 

3. Salads

Eggs add a splash of vibrant color to your leafy greens, but research suggests they also help you absorb nutrients from your veggies better. Vegetables contain powerful antioxidants known as carotenoids, and topping your salad with eggs can help your system use these nutrients efficiently. How? Well, carotenoids are fat soluble, meaning they need fat to enter the bloodstream. The yummy yolks from eggs contain healthy fats that simplify this process, and help your body better absorb these antioxidants. Not to mention, eggs will enhance flavor and add a satisfying dose of protein.

Brighten up one of these 9 Beautiful Fresh Spring Salads with a fried or poached egg to offer up an extra handful of vitamins and protein, while adding a pop of color that’ll jazz up your presentation!

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