Egg-cellent

Now that you all are bored with reading about my exciting Ironman training life,  I figured I’d go back to food chat for a bit just to mix things up.

My ingredient of the week is… EGGS.

I love breakfast food all day long and eggs are my absolute favorite. I stumbled across an egg recipe in my Performance Paleo Cookbook and have been making it on a regular basis, so I figured it would be selfish of me not to share with all of you.

So why Eggs? Well because…
 
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The yolk is the source for 100% of the Iron, Choline, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, and Zinc found in the egg.
  • Eggs cost approximately 17 cents per serving
  • The color of an egg yolk is determined by a hen’s diet
  • There are 7 to 17 thousand tiny pores on the shell surface
  • The average American eats 250 eggs per year

Ever wonder what the different labels mean? 

Cage-free — These hens are free from the confines of a cage, but this doesn’t mean they are outside. They are free to roam a barn or warehouse.
Natural — This actually means nothing. Anyone can use the term “natural”.
Free-range — Hens are free to roam outdoors
Certified Organic — Hens have access to outdoors and are fed an organic vegetarian diet
Now to the good stuff…

Smoked Salmon Egg Bake

From The Performance Paleo Cookbook

Written by Steph Gaudreau, Holisitic Nutritionist and owner of Stupid Easy Paleo
Full recipe here.
Looking for more creative ways to enjoy eggs? Check out this article for some great idea.
Have an egg-ceptional week!!
xx
Emily

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