Did you know that eggs can help you lose weight, gain muscle AND keep your appetite at bay? They are a very popular staple in those that like to eat a healthy and clean diet. The only problem though is that they can get pretty boring pretty quickly unless you have a limitless appetite for omelets and scrambles. Especially if you have ever tried a popular diet called Whole30. Whole30 is a great diet but one of the items I found myself eating so many off were eggs and I think most people can agree that we all have a certain threshold to the number of eggs we can eat in a week before we are ready to eat something different. My husband and I went through easily two dozen eggs per week while on Whole30. What I wish I knew during our Whole30 experiment were different ways to enjoy eggs, instead of just scrambling or hard boiling them. Eggs are such a nutrient-packed food that there have to be other ways to enjoy them so I researched just that.
5 Different Ways to Eat Eggs
(that aren’t scrambled or hard boiled)
On a Pizza
Yeah, we aren’t on the Whole30 diet anymore so pizza is fair game. Pizza isn’t something that is consumed a lot in our household but when it is we like to be as healthy as we can about it while still having it taste super delicious and still give us that craving we were searching for. Lately, I have been absolutely loving throwing some eggs on my pizza. Personally, I love to wait until it is almost baked all the way and then crack the eggs on top, wait for the egg whites to cook leaving the yolks still nice and runny.
Instant Pot Eggs
Crack two eggs into a small, ovenproof ramekin and top with finely chopped vegetables and a splash of whole milk. Bake until whites are set but yolks are still runny enough for dipping. We also threw ours into an instant pot and they turned out perfect in way less time to bake them.
This dish is just as fun to eat as it is to say. It is an Arabic dish that is simple to make and offers hearty flavor and a healthy dose of essential nutrients. Combining eggs with lycopene-rich tomatoes packs a nutritional punch that your body will love.
This may sound like a weird one but while your oats are cooking, I like to add some egg whites into the oatmeal. It is a nice way to kick up the protein value to my breakfast to help balance out the carbohydrates from the oats. It is also a nice way to make the oatmeal a little thicker in texture. Just throw some blueberries and a few nuts on top and you are ready for a well-balanced breakfast to start your day with.
Make Salad Dressing
I get it. Salads can just be so boring and dry if there isn’t some salad dressing to go on top. Personally, I like to make my own salad dressing by using some hard boiled eggs to thicken it up and make a salad fun and tasty without adding a bunch of useless calories. All you have to do is grab a bowl, chop up hard boil eggs, add some lemon, dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste, and a little olive oil and whip it all together.