The Egg – So Small, Yet So Versatile
It may seem odd to talk about eggs as being a healthy food, considering that they are used in some of the least healthy meals imaginable, but the fact is that they are an excellent food to include in a healthy eating plan. Not least of the reasons for this is that the egg is an incredibly versatile food, and depending on how you prepare it may well be one of the keys to a healthy diet.
It is fair to say that fried eggs should only be eaten sparingly. Although they are tasty, frying eggs means that they will absorb a lot of fat. Much the same taste can be achieved by poaching, which cooks the egg in water and adds virtually no fat, depending on what you eat them with. A dash of salt and pepper can make for one of the more enjoyable breakfasts.
Boiled eggs are also a good healthy option. They can be eaten just as they are when they come out of the pan, left to cool and chopped into a salad or mashed up and mixed with mayonnaise for a sandwich filling. Adding onion and other crunchy veg to the sandwich, and adding seasoning such as pepper can really make an egg sandwich.
Scrambled eggs, too, are a tasty option although they require a little more preparation. The key to really good scrambled eggs is continually stirring the mix so that they don't become lumpy, leathery in parts and too runny elsewhere. Alternatively, an omelet is a good option, although they again require vigilance so they do not stick to the pan.
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