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About: Chantel Arsenault

Chantel Arsenault

Chantel has been with Safest Choice for two years and manages social media, digital communications and is the editor of this blog. Previous professional experience includes marketing and public relations. Chantel received a BS in Public Relations from Ball State University in 2007. She enjoys cooking, travel, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Chantel Arsenault

Celebrating Eggs Benedict

April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day. And it’s one of our favorite holidays because it lets Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs prove their worth in the kitchen.

What’s in Eggs Benedict?

A classic Eggs Benedict recipe features simple ingredients: poached fresh eggs, Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, and an authentic Hollandaise sauce. The four ingredients come together to create a luscious, satisfying meal.

Feeling skittish about how to poach an egg—or how to make Hollandaise sauce? Poaching an egg takes just a few minutes. Here’s a video that shows you how to make poached eggs. Lots of variations exist, too. For example, you can use an egg poacher, which sets individual egg cups into a pan of simmering water.

Variations on Eggs Benedict recipes

There are some great variations on Eggs Benedict

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Celebrate Macaron Day

March 20 is Macaron Day! Celebrate with our delicious pistachio macarons with pistachio ganache recipe. These confectionary delights are the perfect little indulgences—and completely safe when you use Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs.

Want even more macarons? Try our Parisian macarons with chocolate ganache recipe.

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Light & Healthy Baked Huevos Rancheros–A Healthy Breakfast!

Looking to jumpstart healthy eating? Why not start your day with light and healthy baked huevos rancheros—MyPlate style?

The USDA resource called MyPlate tells us that everything we eat matters. The secret to good healthy eating? “Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition,” advises the USDA.

Eggs in the MyPlate resource

The MyPlate resource shows us that fruits and vegetables should fill up half the plate. One-quarter of the plate should be protein, such as eggs. The other quarter of the plate should be grains, especially whole grains. The dairy food group sits on the side and can feature foods such as milk, soy milk, yogurt, or cheese.

Take a look at how the light & healthy baked huevos rancheros recipe fits into MyPlate:

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Dietary Cholesterol: the Good vs. the Myth

For many years, dietary cholesterol has been getting a bad rap. Previously blamed as a main factor in increasing LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol in the body, US Dietary Guidelines as recently as 2010 encouraged individuals to avoid foods high in cholesterol, such as egg yolks, butter, meats, etc. However, today, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recognize that dietary cholesterol does not have the impact on blood cholesterol that was previously believed.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that aids in digestion, hormone production, and vitamin D production. Your body produces some cholesterol on its own, but it can also be found in foods originating from animals, e.g., meat, dairy, and eggs.

With cholesterol, you aren’t what you eat

As information about nutrition has

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Paleo Eggs Benedict

Looking for a great paleo-friendly breakfast idea? Then you’ll enjoy this paleo-friendly twist on a breakfast classic. Our paleo eggs Benedict is satisfying and easy to make. In place of the traditional English muffin, we use sweet potato cakes. Get the recipe for paleo eggs Benedict.

Paleo-friendly recipes

For a paleo-friendly breakfast idea to satisfy your sweet tooth, try our paleo crepes with strawberry jam. Visit our recipe center for even more paleo-friendly recipes.

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