Five Ways to Lose Weight With Eggland’s Best Eggs

Thumbnail image for 6a00e54ee632ab88330133f4b6743b970b-320wi.jpgAs Thanksgiving and the holiday season sneaks up upon us, it’s time to batten down the hatches and attempt to lose a few extra pounds. I don’t know about you, but every time we hit November, I’m relegated to the stretchy pants section of my closet after I’ve inhaled turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and my personal favorite, sweet potato pudding with marshmallows.
Since I’m a member of Eggland’s Best Pink Dozen, I’m going to get back to basics by making eggs a daily part of my weight loss routine. Incidentally, while you might be concerned about your cholesterol intake, Eggland’s Best eggs contain 19% less cholesterol and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs, and 115 mg of Omega 3, as compared to 37 mg in ordinary eggs. Even better, one Eggland’s Best egg has 175mg of cholesterol compared to 213mg in an ordinary egg. For more of Eggland’s Best health benefits, you can check them out on their website.
So back to the task at hand. Me losing weight before I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner. When I’m in the weight loss zone, I typically start my day with a half grapefruit and eggs – so here are five ways to shed some lbs. by making Eggland’s Best eggs a part of your daily routine.
HardYolk.jpg1. Do not eat the yolk! I happen to love hard boiled eggs and for some reason, ever since I was a kid, I always ate the white part and discarded the yolk. Turns out my natural aversion to yolks gets a thumbs up with nutritionists – since the white part of the egg is great for you and incredibly low in calories!
2. Wrap it Up! – Rather than preparing a regular omelet, turn it into a wrap sandwich instead! I usually go for egg whites with tomato or I’ll add a little spinach and mushrooms too. Then for a little carb action, I roll up my creation in a whole wheat wrap. Add a little ketchup or tabasco sauce and you’ll be full for hours!
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3. Mayo on the Side – I am a huge egg salad fan but you know as well as I do that mayonaise may not be your best friend – unless of course you opt for a fat free version. Either way, if I’m on the run, I’ll take two hard boiled eggs with me, put them in a bowl and then use one packet of mayo (or take a container of the fat free version) and whip up my own egg salad sandwich on the spot. Sure, people might look at me strange, but I’d rather know how much mayo is in my egg salad and the only way to do that is to make it yourself! I happen to love my sandwich on whole wheat toast with tomato.
4. Breakfast for Dinner – If you find yourself eating too late at night – don’t grab sweets or make yourself a burger. Instead, opt for an Italian omelet. Add a little cheese (my personal fave is skim mozzarella, some tomato sauce, garlic and a few mushrooms, and voila! You’ve just made an incredibly healthy Italian style meal!
Screen shot 2010-11-06 at 8.35.17 AM.png5. And Now for Dessert Yes – even when you’re watching your weight, you can have some treats now and then. In fact, the Eggland’s Best site has tons of great recipes that you can prepare for the holidays. Since you’re already starting out with a healthy egg solution, why not substitute your additional ingredients with lower calorie options including skim milk, reduced fat butter or margarine and a sugar substitute.
So there you have it. Hope these tips help as you prepare for the busiest food fest of the season. As for me, all this talk of eggs is getting me hungry. Time to make breakfast!
For more information, head on over to Eggland’s Best where you can even find a wealth of material – from featured recipes (you can even share your own) to health and wellness tips and more. Plus, check out a few more incredible essays and blog posts from my fellow Eggland’s Best Pink Dozen member – including Sarah at Genesis Moments, Liz at This Full House and blogger Melissa Engel who lost more than 30 pounds by incorporating Eggland’s Best eggs into her diet!
Disclosure: This compensated post is sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

Omelet Lessons with the Short Order Cook

Thumbnail image for iStock_000005800784XSmall.jpgI don’t know about you, but when it comes to the topics of eggs, every single member of my family likes them prepared a different way. For me, I do the straight up hard boiled version (I’m not a big fan of yolk), my son opts for scrambled, my daughter is interested in cheese omelets and my husband, is the adventurous type and can go for a mexican style creation one day and nova lox and cream cheese selection the next.
No matter their preferences, I’ve come to discover that cooking omelets can actually be fun and good for you too. Since I’m a proud member of the Eggland’s Best Pink Dozen, I’m happy to let you know that EB eggs contain high levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin E, and are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin B2. They also contain 25 percent less saturated fat and 19 percent less cholesterol than regular eggs. And they were recently featured in Women’s Health as a healthy option for egg lovers.
If you’ve got the right pans (we’ve got a fabulous omelet and poached egg maker that I bought this year) and you use butter or a butter substitute, you’re well on your way to making a great breakfast. While hard boiled and scrambled eggs are pretty easy to master, I happen to love experimenting with different ingredients and have found the perfect omelet recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth – yes you can make sweet omelets too. Check out my recipe for granny smith omelets and enjoy!
Granny Smith Apple Omelets
Ingredients:
Two Eggland’s Best Large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
1 sliced granny smith apple
1/2 cottage cheese (you can also try cream cheese or goat cheese)
Dash of cinnamon sugar
1 tablespoon of butter or butter substitute
Directions:
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in pan.
Add granny smith apple slices and saute in pan
Whisk eggs, milk and sugar in a bowl
Add mixture to frying pan
After 3 minutes, add cheese
Fold the omelet or flip it over in the pan (that one is totally your call).
Voila!
You have a granny smith omelet!
And now a bonus recipe for those of you with a hankering for something spicy…
Mexican Omelet
Ingredients
2 Eggland’s Best Large eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
2 tablespoons of salsa
1-2 slices of cheddar cheese
Dash of ground pepper
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon of butter
Directions
Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Heat pan with butter.
Add egg mixture
Add salsa
After 2-3 minutes, add cheddar cheese.
Fold your omelet in half.
Serve with nacho chips.
Ole!
And there you have it…two delectable omelets in under 10 minutes. If you’d like to find out more information and ideas for delicious and healthy recipes, please visit: Egglands Best.com
A reminder for those supporting breast cancer awareness month. Eggland’s Best is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the fight against breast cancer and has committed to donate $50,000 to support Komen for the Cure in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. From now until to mid-November, Eggland’s Best will add the official “Pink Ribbon” to their iconic “EB” stamp and both stamps will be pink to celebrate this partnership. Look for the Eggland’s Best at your local supermarket.
*Disclosure: This compensated post was sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

The Eggland’s Best Pink Dozen

Egglands best_icon_v5 (2).jpgIn honor of breast cancer awareness month, Eggland’s Best has selected yours truly to be one of their “Pink Dozen” ambassadors. What does that mean? Simple, I’m hear to help spread the word about Eggland’s Best and their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The brand will display Komen for the Cure’s running ribbon logo (along with a pink version of the “EB” stamp) on select egg varieties and they’ve pledged to donate $50,000 to support Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
While Eggland’s Best are a staple in our home, they can also help you lead a healthy lifestyle because the eggs contain all-natural and highly digestible nutrients that are critically important for improving overall health and antioxidant protection. It’s great to know that my favorite weekend omelets are not only good for me, but could protect me in the long run.
As part of the breast cancer awareness campaign, Eggland’s Best is hoping you’ll join Susan G. Komen today on twitter and facebook. Visit 69-Seconds.org for more information on how you can help break a Guiness world record for Most Widespread Social Network Message in 24 Hours. According to the website, “Every 69 seconds, a woman dies of breast cancer globally. Don’t wait 69 seconds to make an impact.”
I hope you’ll join me this month as we turn the spotlight on breast cancer awareness with the help of Eggland’s Best. Be on the lookout for inspiring stories of breast cancer survivors, fabulous omelet recipes and a brunch party hosted by a mom who sadly lost her own mother to the disease. If you would like to share a story or tell us your favorite breakfast dish, please comment and join us as we support Eggland’s Best and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
For more information, visit the Eggland’s Best website. Plus, if you “Like” the Eggland’s Best Facebook fan page, you can receive coupons for your next purchase.
Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Eggland’s Best.