Issue Date: 
April 2022

It was enjoyable to teach her this new way of making eggs and she even tackled getting the shell peeled off on her own too. Eggs get a lot of attention this time of the year, but they are more than just fun springtime decorations. Eggs are packed with protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants.

Eggs contain valuable nutrients including selenium, choline, vitamins D, E, and A. Selenium and choline are both important for many major body functions. Selenium increases the antioxidant effects in your body which help protect against damage and disease. Choline plays a role in the health of our nervous system and brain function. Fat soluble vitamins D, E, and A are also present in the egg yolk. These essential vitamins help preserve eye and bone health, keep your immune system strong, and protect against heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

There are so many healthy ways to include eggs in your diet:

  • Add hard-boiled eggs to your salad
  • Make an omelet filled with your favorite vegetables
  • Make a vegetable and sweet potato hash topped with an egg
  • Try a breakfast taco using a whole wheat tortilla, filled with veggies and scrambled eggs,
  • Add chopped veggies to your hard-boiled eggs to make a healthier egg salad