Hello Healthy Eggs!

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The incredible, edible egg! Eggs may be small and unassuming, but they sure are mighty! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’ve been LOVING eggs lately. I’m the kinda person who falls ‘head-over-heals’ in love with a particular food for a couple weeks and eats a ridiculous amount of it…multiple times a day. There was the summer I bought (and ATE) 59 cantaloupes in 2 months, the weeks where I ate my weight in Pho (the amazing Vietnamese rice noodle soup… it WILL change your life!), or even more recently- my obsession with white sweet potatoes (I was happily enjoying 2 a day until I finally realized maybe I should cut down)! What can I say? When I find something I love, I’m all in!

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For the past few months I’ve stuck with plants based breakfasts. Oats + fresh fruit + nut butter or PB2 was my go-to. But then, last week at my Wednesday night church home group, we had ‘breakfast for dinner’. I had an omelet. It was SO good that I actually woke up craving one the next morning. This was weird because I usually prefer sweet breakfasts. But I listened to my body (it knows what it wants) and now I can’t stop eating eggs! They’re just so versatile and delicious!

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Eggs are naturally low sodium, and they pack 6 grams of protein in just 70 calories! They’re low in carbohydrates, so I always make sure to eat mine with some fresh fruit or starches (ya know, for balance!) They’re delicious in omelet form, scrambled with fresh fruit in the AM, fried with a dash of sea salt and placed on top of a salad, or boiled for a quick on-the-go snack. 

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Eggs are great for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance. Studies have actually shown that eating 2 eggs in the morning (as opposed to cereal or a bagel) helps reduce overall calorie intake. Eggs are loaded with lots of important vitamins, including B12. They once had a bad reputation because of their cholesterol, and while they do naturally contain cholesterol, that doesn’t automatically result in higher cholesterol in the body. They actually raise HDL, i.e. the “good” cholesterol. 

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Eggs are incredibly nutritious, but they’re also naturally delicious! And they’re not just for breakfast anymore! I love that I can eat them anytime of day… and so should you! Added bonus, eggs are SUPER cheap. I just saw a dozen at the store for $1.39, but I’ve bought them for as low as $1 per dozen!! That’s less than 10 cents an egg! Forget fast food, and say “hello healthy eggs!”

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What about you? Do you LOVE eggs? What’s your fave way to enjoy them?



  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Oh girl, I love eggs! I usually boil a bunch early in the week and shell them and put them in a container in the fridge for snacks throughout the week. I also love to eat them scrambled, over easy, poached, and sunny side up. And I like deviled eggs and egg salad and even Chinese tea eggs. YUM! You are so right about all the goodness they have inside! 🙂

    April 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! I’m loving all these egg suggestions! And what a great idea to boil them at the beginning of the week! I love it! Hope that you have a great weekend! 🙂

      April 15, 2016 at 2:32 am
  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv

    I love eggs and love all of the different ways you prepared yours. I think my overall favorite is a veggie omelet or a big veggie scramble with cheese- so good! And always topped with salsa. I wish I liked hard boiled eggs since they’re a great snack to have on the go or keep in the fridge for the week, but I’ve always disliked them for some reason. Luckily, I love just about every other way to cook eggs!

    April 12, 2016 at 12:09 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! And I hear ya girl. I mean, I like hard boiled eggs, but they’re definitely not my fave way to eat them… I prefer a big omelet or fried with a gooey center! …and alwayssss salsa!! I love it!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:25 am
  • Reply rachel @ athleticavocado

    I LOVE eggs! That bagel sandwich looks EPIC!! <3

    April 12, 2016 at 12:54 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks babe! And so glad you love them too!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:24 am
  • Reply Kat

    Oh gosh give me all the eggs!! I absolutely adore them and eat them several times a week. My favorite egg meal is always going to be either an egg wrap or sandwich. My daddy used to make me them for breakfast almost daily when I was younger!

    April 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Awww! So sweet! And YES. I completely agree! I’m glad I’m not the only egg lover! SO good!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Susie @ Suzlyfe

    The only reason I didn’t include eggs in my “essential foods” post was because I don’t have them every single solitary day. But you better believe that I love them! I only like egg yolks if they are runny, though. Otherwise, I demand egg whites, preferably in a stuffed omelet!

    April 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Ohhh yum! Stuffed omelets are where it’s at! And yessss to runny eggs! I just think it’s precious that the girl I nanny calls them “juicy”!! The best!!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    That sandwich is restaurant worthy superb – I want it right now. Absolutely love eggs – they are one of my favorite foods and I recommend all my clients eat them!

    April 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Well aren’t you sweet Sarah!! Thanks so much! And aren’t these amazing?? So little, but so nourishing!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:22 am
  • Reply Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    First of all, your cantaloupe consumption is impressive! Second, I loooove eggs. It’s the only food I have eaten on a daily basis (most times twice a day) for years. And love all the ways you made your eggs. Legit, I want them all. Preferably at once. 😉 Cheers, dear – to a wonderful rest of the week! <3

    April 13, 2016 at 10:22 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe!! Thanks babe! You’re so sweet. I’m literally OBSESSED with cantaloupe! And yay for eggs! Haha, I love them. We should have brunch! <3
      xoxo Cailee!

      April 15, 2016 at 2:21 am
  • Reply mira

    Wow, so much breakfast inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing girl!

    April 14, 2016 at 4:29 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thank Mira! So glad that you are feeling inspired! Gotta love breakfast, am I right??

      April 15, 2016 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Yay for incredible and edible eggs! So many awesome inspirations for breakfast/brunch! Thanks for this nutritious share! 🙂 <3

    April 15, 2016 at 9:32 am
    • Reply Cailee

      No problem Anu!! Glad you like eggs just as much as me! They’re so great!
      xoxo Cailee!

      April 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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