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February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It’s getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It’s been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately.Buttermilk Pancakes
Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my pj’s. Fresh buttermilk is the secret ingredient for light and fluffy pancakes in thisRead More >
Did you know that eggs can help you meet the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans and be part of a healthful diet that may help you maintain a healthy weight?
The Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing nutrient dense foods to meet your nutrient needs, while balancing calories. Here are their nutrition tips:
- Eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups
- Eat less of nutrient-poor foods
- Limit the amount of fat you consume to no more than 25-30% of your total calories in a given day. For good health, the majority of that fat should be monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Consume less than 1500 mg of sodium/day
It’s important to recognize that fat delivers nutrition and you don’t need (or want) to avoidRead More >
It’s February. And I didn’t even need to pay any attention to the frigid temperatures or piles of snow on the ground here in NY to figure it out. Nope, all I have to do is take one step in any store and I’m plastered with heart shaped boxes filled with mediocre (at best) filled chocolates, overpriced roses, and a general overload of anything red and pink. Hello Valentine’s Day.
And attention all my guys in the room. Sure, we could just take the easy way out and grab one of those $9.99 boxes of chocolate and quickly pick out one of the few Valentine’s Day cards left on the shelves (because, duh, of course we waited until the very last minute to secure saidRead More >
From trans fat to saturated fat to polyunsaturated fats – it can be confusing to know which you should eat and which you should avoid.
Own the Yolk
One food people used to avoid for heart health is egg yolks. The tide has changed, as nutrition research is unscrambling the dietary cholesterol myth. The American Heart Association now recommends that an egg yolk can be part of a healthy eating plan every day. In fact, 43% of the protein in an egg comes from the yolk. So, too, do many other nutrients, like iron, choline, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3s. The American Heart Association announced in 2012 that egg yolks can help prevent stroke due to their vitamin D content. Get egg recipesRead More >
Ever wonder why monounsaturated fats are considered good fats? Discover the health benefits.
Good fats in a healthy diet
How can you incorporate more good fats in your diet? Try our avocado smoothie recipe. Good fats + protein = nutritious pick-me-up. So drink to your health!Read More >
My husband and I have two very different opinions on eggs. He’s a “scrambled or over hard” kinda guy and I’m a “if it ain’t runny, don’t even bother” kinda gal. I can’t even watch him make breakfast half the time because it pains me to see him cooking the eggs to death. He’s also a medium-well steak kinda guy, don’t even get me started on that…
These mushroom bakes, however, can go either way. Want them runny (Safest Choice Eggs are perfect for this!) so that creamy yolk drips into the ricotta spinach mixture? You know I do! Follow the recipe as written. Want to deface the egg and practically eat it hardboiled? Don’t tell me you’re doing it, but just cook it a little longer in theRead More >
Happy New Year! This is a great time to kick start the new year with a fresh approach to healthy weight and healthy lifestyle.Tips to Promote Healthy Weight
We did a quick review of what factors are important in building successful weight loss and/or weight management goals. Research tells us a simple bottom line: A combination of diet and exercise are key factors for success. Healthy food choices and exercise go hand in hand.Eggs can Help You Achieve your Weight Goals
Did you know that eggs can play a role in your healthy eating plan? Check out the infographic below. For a great list of health tips, download Healthy Weight & Living Well. To access additional references on healthyRead More >
This holiday season when you are baking for friends, family and Santa, you may find yourself exploring the many sugar options. We have plenty to choose from—white table sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses—and of course, artificial sweeteners. From a nutritional standpoint, sugar is a carbohydrate offering four calories per gram, or about 15 calories in a teaspoon.Recipes Using Agave Nectar
For many people with diabetes, artificial and natural sweeteners are perfect solutions to cut out calories, reduce carbohydrates and still enjoy those holiday desserts. Have you tried agave as a sweetener? In our Light Devonshire Cream Sauce recipe we chose Agave nectar because this natural sugar ranks low on the glycemic index (GI), which measures how high food raises blood sugar.
If you are trying to reduce your sugar intake and glycemicRead More >
It’s that time of year again, when we bring out our favorite cookie, cake and pie recipes we save for the holiday season. A common ingredient in all of these delicious baked goods is sugar. It’s essential in baking to add flavor, texture, structure, volume and it helps in caramelization.
Sugar in its natural form has some amazing powers for baking. When cooking or baking with sugars, it is helpful to understand a little of the science behind sugars. Sugar is a molecule that is made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. This structure is important in cooking and baking because it makes it easy to bond with other molecules. As it bonds with other molecules it holds onto the moisture of food and makes the difference in how moist a cookie or cakeRead More >
Goodbye apple cider and apple crisp. These past few months have been fun. It’s time to break out the eggnog and hot chocolate. And cookies. A large quantity of cookies.
Lightbulb moment. This may sound crazy. But what if we could have eggnog AND hot chocolate… all at once. That’s right… Hot Chocolate Eggnog.
And you know what? It’s Christmas time. Let’s get a little crazy. A tad bit wild. Let’s top our new love child of two classic holiday drinks with Eggnog Whipped Cream. #nailedit
Impress the heck out of your friends and family this holiday season by serving them this elegant concoction. Hot Chocolate Eggnog with Eggnog Whipped Cream, anyone?
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