Eggs have become a staple in diets all around the world, especially as part of breakfasts and baking. Along with milk, eggs contain the highest biological value (or gold standard) for protein. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.
The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. And brain development and memory may be enhanced by the choline content of eggs.
But the full health benefits of eggs can only be realized if you store them properly — in the refrigerator — and cook them thoroughly to kill any potential bacteria. Also, not all eggs are created equally. Eggs that come from chickens that are allowed to roam freely (free range) or whose feed is free from animal products and GMO ingredients are considered most natural.
Avo, egg & toast Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 4 minutes Serving Size: 1Calories per serving: 390Fat per serving: 31g Avo toast has become a staple at every breakfast table considering how delicious (not to mention HEALTHY) avocados are! I like mine sliced instead of mashed on toast so I can enjoy the texture of Continue Reading
Asian Scramble Breakfast Serving Size: 1Calories per serving: 49Fat per serving: 4.6g Breakfast can be that one meal which just seems so hard to break the monotony from! I was bored of the same old salt and pepper eggs.... and voila! I thought why not add some soy sauce and sesame oil for a bold Continue Reading
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 380Fat per serving: 16.8g These baked muffins are super easy to bake and delightful as can be. The best snack for those sweet cravings and you can control how healthy you want it to be. The muffins are made of pearl millet (also knows as Continue Reading
Parsi Wedding Fish Sauce Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 165 (fish), 180 (shrimp)Fat per serving: 8.8gms (fish), 6.3gms (shrimp) A must at all Parsi weddings, 'Lagan No Saas' or 'Wedding Fish in Sauce' is the most delicious way to enjoy seafood in a gently spiced yet sweet-n-sour way. My granny used to make this dish Continue Reading
Choco Espresso Cookies Serving Size: 24 cookiesCalories per serving: 85Fat per serving: 5.5gms I've been wanting to create these 'adult friendly' cookies for a while now and finally remembered to buy and save some espresso to make them. My family loves hazelnuts so I've added them to this recipe, but feel free to leave them Continue Reading
Auto Draft Serving Size: 8 sconesCalories per serving: 390Fat per serving: 15.2gms My husband decided to bake me some healthy goodies for my birthday and we tested out this recipe for scones as we had made them at home before. With a little tweaking to the sugar content, we managed to come up with a Continue Reading
Eggs with Paneer Serving Size: 1Calories per serving: 240Fat per serving: 15.9g I've become a big fan of adding some lowfat cheese to my eggs in the morning for that extra boost of protein. My favorite so far has been paneer, or Indian soft cheese. When mixed with onions and tomatoes it literally melts in Continue Reading
Poached Turkish Eggs Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 260Fat per serving: 20.9g A must try from our July's Chef's Hat winner, Divya! Turkish-style Poached Eggs with chilly sage butter. Its one of those special recipes that you will keep going back to when you are craving comfort food without the elaborate effort and cooking time. Continue Reading
Bella’s Lavender Teacake Serving Size: 12 slicesCalories per serving: 169Fat per serving: 6.8gms As I was walking into the farmer's market at Union Square in NYC, I was guided by a floral, fresh scent to a stall that was selling nothing but beautiful sprigs of lavender. The smiling farmer sold me a some cooking lavender Continue Reading
Devil’s Chocolate Cake Serving Size: 12 slicesCalories per serving: 173Fat per serving: 8.8gms This cake has no sugar, butter, shortening or cream. Its also made with some whole wheat goodness. If you're a chocoholic like me and end up craving a dark, soft and moist chocolate cake from time to time, you're going to love Continue Reading