Thursday Trivia: Egg Edition
Eggs are all the rage right now from hunting for them to gracing your tables and for obvious, and delicious reasons. The recently released 2020 dietary guidelines recommends eggs as an important first food for babies and toddlers because they are rich in nutrients like choline, important for brain development, and because early exposure may help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy. Not only are they great for babies but for the entire lifespan. Some other nutrients you get with consuming eggs are Iodine, Vitamin A, Folate, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2 and B12, and protein. Weighing in at about 70 calories and 7g of protein per large egg this is a fantastic food to be incorporating in the diet.
Eggs are versatile, can fit into many healthy eating patterns, are budget-friendly and easy to prepare in a pinch or well-ahead of time. The next time you are thinking about needing to add a quality source of protein to your meal try throwing an egg on it! If you’re in need of a few egg-cellent ideas we’ve got you covered with a few older blogs: