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7 Ways To Cook Eggs: Never Be Bored Again

7 Ways To Cook Eggs: Never Be Bored Again

Eggs pack protein, convenience and taste. But if you're scrambling to find new preparation methods, look no further.

Eggs are damn near perfect for bodybuilders and other health enthusiasts, but the egg sure endured a lot of grief over years. The cholesterol scare instituted a campaign of egg-bashing, the sort of smears to make you think eggs are laid by scapegoats rather than chickens.

Eggs provide a great source of protein, and protein is an extremely powerful component of any fat-loss or muscle-building diet. You can't go wrong with this highly-nutritious food. Eggs are rich in tryptophan, selenium, iodine, vitamin B2, phosphorus, vitamin B5, vitamin D and many micronutrients.

The only risk with eggs is that they are SUCH a staple that you grow weary of eating them every day. There's no reason to get bored with these universal dynamos! Preparing eggs in unorthodox ways builds a skillet repertoire that keeps you growing, not gagging.

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Mexican Scramble

When you need a morning fix, nothing beats scrambled eggs for brevity and versatility. Toss in chopped veggies (peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.) and add a little cheese to round-out a protein-packed breakfast.

Directions
  1. Heat half a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add veggies.
  2. Crack two eggs and add a few egg whites into the pan.

Mexican Scramble PDF (23.8 KB)

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Hard-Boiled Egg And Tuna Salad

Hard-boiled eggs are a great way to meet protein requirements. And they offer a vastly different taste from scrambled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are easy to prepare in large batches for quick meals on the go.

For something unique, try preparing a hard-boiled egg and mixing it into tuna salad.

The Process
  • Hard boil 1-2 two eggs, peel and dice finely. Mix with one can of tuna. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of low fat mayonnaise and one tablespoon of relish.
  • Add salt and pepper and spoon onto two slices of Ezekiel bread to form a sandwich.

Hard-Boiled Egg And Tuna Salad PDF (66.1 KB)

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Protein Packed Crepes

Need to satisfy a pesky sweet tooth? Here's a healthy recipe to kill your cravings without destroying your diet.

Egg white protein crepes are the perfect dessert (or a weekend brunch idea) when you're in the mood. This nutrient-balanced snack takes only moments to prepare.

The Process

Protein Packed Crepes PDF (23.9 KB)

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Egg Poppers

These finger foods are perfect for protein on-the-go. Egg poppers are pure protein. They work perfectly for a post-workout snack when you don't feel like mixing up a protein shake.

The Process
  • Pour liquid egg whites into an ice cube tray sprayed with a little non-stick cooking spray. Place in the microwave for 4 minutes.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour. The cooling process makes poppers slide easily from the ice cube tray.
  • Try mixing egg whites with sugar-free Jell-O powder for added flavor. Or, serve them with some homemade salsa. Egg poppers are great for strict dieters.

Egg Poppers PDF (24.1 KB)

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Egg Drop Soup

Winter draw nears - hell, it is here - and chances are you'll be on the lookout for comfort meals. Soup fits the bill perfectly.

Rather than resorting to the played-out chicken noodle, consider egg drop soup. It's incredibly simple to prepare (if you can drop eggs!) and can tailor-fit any and all nutritional requirements.

The Process
  • Heat 2-3 cups of chicken or beef broth (preferably a low sodium variety) and add desired vegetables. Broccoli, mushrooms, onions, carrots, celery and bean sprouts.
  • If you want carbs, add sliced potatoes, cooked barley or whole wheat pasta.
  • At the end of the cooking process, crack 1-2 eggs into the bowl (or pour in 5-6 egg whites) and continue to heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the eggs whiten, remove from heat and serve.

Egg Drop Soup PDF (24.2 KB)

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Those with a sharp sweet tooth can turn eggs into a dessert. Meringue cookies are one of the tastiest low-calorie treats in the cookbook.

The Process
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift a half cup sugar substitute (Stevia), one tablespoon cocoa powder and a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon together. Set aside once blended.
  • Place two egg whites in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Add the dry mixture and stir well.
  • Place teaspoon-sized balls onto the baking sheets about two centimeters apart and bake for 20 minutes. Once finished, remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies PDF (24.3 KB)

7
Egg And Salmon Muffin

Many people don't include enough fatty acids in their diets. But you need to make an effort to increase omega fats if you want to maintain good health and achieve a leaner body composition.

Combine salmon with eggs to score double: protein and essential fats. This recipe includes wholesome carbohydrates from the English muffin as well.

The Process
  • Heat half a teaspoon of olive oil in a pan. Add a tablespoon of chopped red onion with one tablespoon of chopped green onion and cook until slightly tender.
  • Add two egg whites and scramble until cooked through, adding salt and pepper if desired.
  • Slice one whole wheat English muffin and place in the toaster. Smear with one tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
  • Top one half of the English muffin with a slice of tomato and one ounce of smoked salmon. Top the other half with the egg mixture from the pan and then place both halves together.

Egg And Salmon Muffin PDF (24.2 KB)

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Now these are the type of recipes I like. Easy fast and with stuff already in the kitchen

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Fabulous! I'll be able to rotate. Great ideas, thanks!

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I believe the "half-cup" of stevia for the meringue cookies must be a typo! A half-teaspoon of stevia sounds more like it, judging from the rest of the recipe.

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Awesome...time to try some new egg-meals!!

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Thanks for pointing out the Stevia amount Razorguts. You're correct, it should be just the 1/2 tsp. of Stevia, not 1/2 cup. I was thinking Splenda... so listed the higher volume. Thanks for reading! :)

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thank you shannon! i appreciate the thought put into this as eggs are so simple and sometimes...boring lol keep it coming please!

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egg drop soup awesome! im makeing alot lol

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ketchum15

the crepes are great.. and healthy

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What's so bad about the yokes? They have so many nutrients in them?

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they have all the fat in them
there is little to no fat in the whites

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What's the d-low on the macro's?

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eggs and tuna mmmmmm

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Amazing recipes ! I especially live the second one

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Love the egg and tuna sandwich idea! Yum!

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Sweet... this was an EGG-cellent article! Had a lot of EGG-samples of how to spice up my EGG consumption! You must be an EGG-spert on EGGS! Anyway... Thanks for sharing these EGGS-tra ordinary recipes! ;)

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i like the egg soup its best

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