Lately, I’ve been trying to lose some of the extra weight I have been carrying around, which as you can imagine, is no easy task for a food lover like me. I had great success recently with the egg diet because I love eggs. The egg diet calls for you to eat a minimum of two to three eggs every day. No problem at all for me! But after completing the first cycle, I realized that the foodie in me was craving variety, and while the egg diet is restrictive in that aspect, there are plenty of other diet options that would let me enjoy my eggs in more ways than just boiled. You see, my love affair with eggs is the stuff of legends. And why shouldn’t it be? Eggs are probably the one food on the planet that can be adapted to the greatest number of different kinds of food and cuisine. Not only are they quintessential breakfast food that gives our bodies the energy they need to gear up for a full day ahead, but they are also chock full of proteins and many other vital nutrients.
Variety is the spice of life and with change being the only constant, why should our food be the same thing cooked the same way every meal of every day? Eggs can be prepared in so many different ways that will still fit your requirements regardless of what diet plan you follow. Keto, South Beach, Paleo, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Rosemary Conley, the list is endless! You name a diet plan and I will bring you an egg dish that not only fits the dietary guidelines but also be tantalizingly delicious.
Eggs can be boiled, poached, fried, sautéed, and even baked! Try these great and easy ideas for cooking some eggs-ellent egg dishes that won’t ruin your diet!
Eggs in Hell (Paleo)
“Eggs in Hell” is a spicy, fiery, and easy egg dish that can be whipped up in minutes. It is also called “Shakshuka” or “Eggs In Purgatory”. Eggs in Hell is an Italian variation with Italian flavors, while Shakshuka is the middle astern variant of the same dish that has more eastern ingredients like cumin. The basic idea is the same though, poached eggs served hot in a spicy red tomato sauce. It can be prepared in less than 15 minutes using only six ingredients. It is, like the main ingredient, a very versatile and adaptable recipe. You can include or remove the ingredients according to your tastes. You can find multiple recipes of this dish online and you can either prepare it according to the recipe you choose or adapt seasonings and veggies to make it your own. Naturally healthy, it is up the charts for Paleo egg recipes.
Deviled eggs (Keto)
Deviled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that are cut in half, and have their yolks made into a creamy paste with other flavorings and stuffed back into the yolk cavity. My favorite deviled eggs recipe is made with simple ingredients like mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and vinegar in addition to the hard-boiled eggs. Deviled eggs can be made simply like that or fancied up with the addition of additional ingredients. They can be made sweeter, spicier, or just more loaded with additional ingredients like bacon, cheese, chives, Cajun spices, sriracha, jalapeno,
pickles, herbs, goat cheese, etc. You can find a recipe online for simple classic deviled eggs or the more jazzed up creative varieties.
Breakfast Pizza (Weight Watchers)
The Weight Watchers Breakfast Pizza is a perfect egg dish whether or not you’re on Weight Watchers! It is filling, delicious and something the whole family can enjoy. It is baked with a simple 2 ingredient yogurt and flour dough and topped with cheese, turkey sausage, spices and seasoning, and of course eggs! You can adjust the ingredients according to your tastes and requirements. You can save some weight watcher points by opting for fat-free mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar or substituting the turkey sausage for vegetables. With many variations to this recipe available online, look for your favorite.
Baked egg cups (Keto/Paleo/South Beach)
Also called bake frittatas, egg cups are baked eggs loaded with any fresh vegetable, meat, or cheesy additions of your choice. My favorite combination of egg cups is spinach and cheese, but there is an infinite number of combinations that would work. No matter what different mix-ins you choose, egg cups are an ideal canvas to play with your own flavor choices. Easily baked in your muffin tins, egg cups can be made in advance and kept in your fridge. You can even use toppings like salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, and fresh parsley to take the flavor up a few notches. Some flavor options are your favorite mix of cheeses, chicken or bacon, vegetables, oriental, the possibilities are endless.
So what are you waiting for… find yourself an egg recipe and get cooking! Check out the best balloon whisks for beating eggs here!
Written by: Muhammad Tayyab
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