It's National Nutrition Month!

The Incredible Edible Egg

What makes an egg so great anyways?

the EGG WHITE:
  • packed with quality protein
  • low in calories
the EGG YOLK
  • Has essential fatty acids including Omega 3s
  • source of Vitamins A, B and D as well as essential minerals.

TAKE HOME MESSAGE: eat the WHOLE EGG to get the most nutrition!

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Recipe of the Month

Protein-Packed Egg Salad
yields: 6 servings

 


Ingredients: 

6 large eggs
1/4 nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped dill



Directions:

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 11 minutes. Run under cold water to cool, then peel and chop eggs.
  2. While eggs are cooking, whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Fold in onion and dill. Sprinkle with additional dill before serving. Serve with whole-wheat crackers or bread.

Nutrient Analysis
Serving Size: 1/6 recipe



Calories: 86; Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 264mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 7g; Vitamin A: 6%; Vitamin C: 3%; Calcium: 5%; Iron: 4%

 


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Black Bean Salsa Frittata

Ingredients

Salsa

1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cup red onion, chopped and soaked in water-vinegar mixture

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

1 teaspoon cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground

1 lime, juiced

Salt and pepper, to taste

6 eggs

Cooking spray

Garnish

1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped

¼ cup cotija cheese, grated

1 avocado, diced

Cilantro, chopped

Directions

1.     Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2.     Whisk together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the salsa to the eggs and stir to combine.

3.     To prepare frittata, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

4.     Pour the egg and salsa mixture into the nonstick skillet.

5.     Cook until eggs are slightly firm.

6.     Sprinkle the top with tomatoes, Cotija cheese, avocado and cilantro.

7.     Cut into wedges and serve.

Serves 4

Health Benefits

One large egg is only 70 calories, only 5 grams of fat and contains 13 essential nutrients including vitamin D, lutein, folate, iron, and zinc.

Beans contain fiber, protein and iron. Consuming foods rich in fiber reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and may reduce constipation.

Nutrition information per serving: ¼ recipe

Calories: 335; Total fat: 16g; Saturated fat: 5g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 326mg; Sodium: 454mg; Carbohydrates: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 21g; Vitamin A: 20%; Vitamin C: 22%; Calcium: 13%; Iron: 24%