Good morning! Happy Friday!
So, eggs. Eggs are one of the most brilliant foods on earth. We've had an interesting journey, eggs and I. There was that time when I only liked eggs scrambled (and that time lasted for quite a while), and there was that time I was vegan and stopped eating them for about a year in the name of animal rights. I was also quite wary of mayonnaise for a while, and hunkered down with tuna-and-Vegenaise sandwiches long after I'd given up my vegan sojourn.
Now, though, as someone who eats a large amount of protein and fat, eggs are at the top of my list for daily consumption. They are a complete protein and ring up as one of the cheapest sources of good protein (6.3 grams per egg, and even organic eggs are only around $0.33 each). They are a fantastic source of vitamins and nutrients, especially choline, in which most Americans are deficient. While they are high in cholesterol, THIS IS OKAY! Mainstream dietary recommendations are intwined so intimately with politics and capitalism that it behooves all of us to do our own research into the foods we eat, and not blindly follow a prescribed diet from our government. (We research the cars we going to buy, but not the foods we put in our bodies?)
So, I love eggs. I was once a yogurt-and-berries-and-granola queen (more on this soon), but now I start my day with a nutritional powerhouse of a meal. My typical breakfast is three eggs and a heap of sauteed veggies, maybe with salsa or avocado too. Once in a great while I'll add some bacon or sausage, if I have it, but most of the time I'm content with this.
Onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and spinach sauteed in coconut oil and butter. Bring on the yummy healthy fats!
Before I slice it up madly and devour.
I've got a really busy day ahead of me - work (training a new hire, which is fun but exhausting), laundry and packing for my weekend trip to Scottsdale, Organic Chemistry homework problems, and maybe even a swim before bed! I've got to wake up at 4:45am tomorrow to catch my flight, though, so I might be being overly optimistic here.