As Easter approaches and we celebrate the amazing salvation we have been offered through the Lord Jesus Christ, thoughts inevitably also turn to eggs.
There’s the extra-thick, double chocolate variety, or the everyday kind from hens. Guess which one I’d recommend!
Trouble is, nutritional advice around eggs is often confusing. They’re high in cholesterol compared to other foods, so a lot of people are unsure whether to include them in their diet.
I’d like to give you some reassurance. Studies show that dietary cholesterol in eggs doesn’t adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood. As part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle, eggs are great. They’re a fantastic source of protein and ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. They’re also packed full of vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats and nutrients.
So, get cracking!
Top tips when adding eggs to your diet:
1. Frying an egg can increase its fat content by up to 50%. Better to boil, poach or scramble.
2. Scramble in a non-stick pan to avoid adding oil. And use skimmed milk or a non-dairy alternative instead of cream.
3. Made in the morning, a hard-boiled egg makes a healthy, protein-rich snack to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime.
4. An egg-white omelette keeps the calories down, but you’ll miss out on all the vitamins and nutrients if you always lose the yolk
5. Have you thought about baking eggs with your favourite vegetables?
Frittatas & shirred eggs are a great way to up your veggie intake in a delicious and healthy way.
Whilst you are cooking and enjoying your healthy eggs, think about the true meaning of Easter. How Jesus over-came death and how his triumph offers you the gift of eternal life.