I’m a big fan of eggs. Packed with protein, eggs are a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids (a type of antioxidant) may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Choline in eggs is important for brain development and memory.
Once villanized for their cholesterol content (one large egg has about 200mg), the research now clearly points to trans fats, and to some extent saturated fats, as the real culprit. Eggs are low in both. So go ahead and enjoy.
My breakfast this morning consisted of two over easy eggs (my favorite kind) cooked in 1 tsp coconut oil, 1+ cup spinach that i cooked right alongside the eggs, and about 1/4 of a ripe avocado on the side. I also spooned onto my plate about 1/3 cup of leftover cooked quinoa. This is a filling, delicious morning meal that always leaves me satisfied. It offers about 20 grams of protein, 15 grams of high quality fat, and wholesome carbs from veggies and a non-gluten grain. Avocados are rich in fiber, as is quinoa. All told, this satisfying meal totaled to about 400 calories.
For breakfast, it’s important to think outside the “cereal” box. What do you enjoy for breakfast? What type of breakafst holds you until lunchtime?