For decades eggs have been consumed with caution. Eggs are often accused of raising cholesterol and increasing your risk of heart disease. However, science now confirms that these concerns are, in fact, unfounded. Eggs are actually a nutritional powerhouse that won’t raise your blood cholesterol.
The incredible egg’s reputation as a great protein source has not only been saved, but given new life One large egg contains six grams of muscle building protein and every essential amino acid. Satisfying, protein-rich meals promote appetite control and weight loss.
But it doesn’t stop there. One large egg also contains 13 vitamins and minerals—all packed into just 70 calories. One of the few food sources of vitamin D, eggs provide the sunshine vitamin that helps boost bone health and calcium absorption.
So don’t demonize eggs, embrace them!
These are eight recipes perfect for the egg lover on a weight loss mission:
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These deviled eggs are your weight loss angel. A simple party staple, reinvented for guilt-free gourmet snacking. This genius combination of protein-packed, nonfat free Greek yogurt, savory Dijon mustard, classic black pepper and paprika is not lacking in taste. Not to mention, this recipe provides loads of protein to keep you feeling full as you power through your day. For those following Nutrisystem, two halves count as one PowerFuel. Click here for the full recipe >
Breakfast on-the-go can be a delight when you try these Delicious Veggie Omelet Muffins. One muffin counts as one PowerFuel when on the Nutrisystem program. Broccoli and peppers, rich with vitamin C, provide a vegetable boost in your morning routine. Protein-packing eggs round out the meal and make for an easy and affordable preparation. Click here for the full recipe >
Warm up your morning and fire up your energy with this Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa Breakfast Bake. It’s got eggs, veggies and healthy grains. What more could you ask for?
Weekly meal prep never looked so easy and so delicious. Start your day with delicious red and green peppers for a vitamin C kick and an easier way to reach your recommended daily intake of vegetables! Sliced mushrooms and chopped spinach provide an extra nutritional boost, and flavor that can’t be matched. Using eggs whites leans this meal out with less fat and calories, helping you load up in the morning without adding loads of inches to your waistline. This is a well-balanced meal lower in calories and fat than some other egg-y options. Click here for the full recipe >
Ever wonder what to do with those extra mashed potatoes? This Thanksgiving-inspired breakfast meal will satisfy you on the go. Each muffin counts as one Powerfuel and one SmartCarb to get you started on the right foot every morning. Diced turkey and eggs provide lean protein that will satisfy the hungriest appetites. Mix in your left over mashed potatoes, whether they are sweet, white, mashed or roasted for a perfectly portioned, perfectly balanced meal. Click here for the full recipe >
Pack in your protein with a Sunday-brunch-worthy Veggie Frittata. An easy combination of egg whites and fat free cottage cheese contributes loads of protein. Add roasted red peppers canned in water, not oil, for a nutrition and flavor boost. Fresh basil adds the flare. One serving counts as two PowerFuels on the Nutrisystem Program—as if the “5-Ingredient” label wasn’t enough to get you hooked. Click here for the full recipe >
When you think of eggs, you may think breakfast. But eggs can be a delicious, nutritious part of any meal! Nutrisystem’s Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is a guilt-free meal in a minute! Each serving counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra, making it well balanced and easy to fit into your weight loss plan. A slice of a delicious ripe avocado provides healthy fats to stop hunger in its tracks, while one hard-boiled egg brings the protein and choline to the table, keeping you fueled. Add a 100% whole wheat sandwich thin or pita for a fiber boost and that satisfying, carb crunch. Hard boil your eggs on Sunday and have this meal ready to go in a pinch! Click here for the full recipe >
A guilt-free version of the delicious pancake made with just three easy ingredients. Grab your ripest bananas, a few eggs and delicious cinnamon. These pancakes are protein packed and fiber rich to keep your waist line happy and taste buds even happier! Click here for the full recipe >
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