I think eggs are the perfect food. How could I not when they are such a powerhouse of nutrients? They are an incredibly valuable food, containing high amounts of highly-digestible protein and easily absorbable nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D (one of the only food sources of vitamin D), vitamin E, iodine, zinc, choline, selenium and of course, all of the amino acids (proteins).
In my clinic, I often speak to patients who tell me that they throw out the yolk and only eat the whites! If you’re one of my clients, you’ll know I always joke and say “If you had to throw out one part of the egg, I’d rather you throw the whites and only eat the yolks!” This isn’t true of course, as I only want you to eat the whole egg, not part of it, but I say that to prove a point. Eggs are a brilliant source of protein and nutrients and you are not doing yourself any favour by throwing out the yolk. That is where the goodness lies!
So please, pretty please, eat your eggs. Whole eggs. Organic, free-range or pasture-fed eggs and enjoy every mouthful, knowing you’re feeding your body the protein, vitamins and minerals it needs to keep you going every day.
- 2 eggs
- Whatever vegetables you have in the fridge… e.g.
- 1/2 a leek, sliced
- 1/2 zucchini sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- A grating of Parmesan cheese
- A handful of button mushrooms, chopped
- 1 bottle sugar-free tomato pasta sauce or Spiral foods organic tomato and herb sauce. You could also just use fresh or tinned tomatoes and add whatever spices you like
- Coconut or grape seed oil
- Sauté 1/2 leek in some coconut or grape seed oil in a saucepan. Add 1-2 cloves of garlic (crushed). Sauté for several minutes until translucent.
- Add in the zucchini and mushrooms (and any other veggies you want) and keep on low-medium heat until soft and cooked through.
- Add half the bottle of Spiral foods organic pasta/pizza sauce . Let that heat through then move the sauce aside in the pan so there’s room to crack 2 eggs in.
- Crack the eggs into the pan, put the lid on and let them cook through (the steam will help too). Once cooked to your liking, grate some Parmesan on top. You could also use feta or grilled haloumi.
- Serve as is, or if you’re extra hungry, add a slice of sourdough toast with a little avocado or organic butter on top.
- Take a photo, choose a good filter and then put it up on Instagram and boast about how good your lunch was.
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