I <3 Eggs: 13 Recipes to Blow Your Mind

Eggs

 

Wow, just wow. I am a breakfast whore. There, I said it. I love breakfast. I have been eating it since…(a lady never tells her age), ever single day. For me, it’s not possible to skip. It kick starts my day, helps me avoid office pastries, and late night snacking too! So I am sharing this amazing blog post with y’all to help you share in my love for anything breakfast. (We’ll start with breakfast…I promise to provide pancake recipes too)

And while I love my daily Shakeology because I am always running out the door, I still buy eggs and egg whites! Thank God! Because eggs are so good for you. One large egg has just 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein. The yolks contain important B-vitamins, omega-3s, and all 9 essential amino acids. Egg whites are an excellent source of lean protein. Eating only the whites removes all of the fat and cholesterol, however, you miss out on all of the other nutritional benefits. So, even if you’re limiting fat in your diet, make sure you eat the whole egg once in a while.

Egg White Breakfast Burrito
This burrito is loaded with egg whites, turkey bacon (yes, bacon!), and bell peppers to create a grab-and-go, high-protein breakfast. Get the recipe.

Healthy egg white breakfast burrito recipe with bell peppers and turkey bacon.

Herbed Poached Egg Whites on Wheat
A sprinkle of chopped tarragon takes basic egg-whites to a new level of flavor. Don’t be intimidated by poaching eggs, it’s easier than you think! This light breakfast contains only 157 calories. Get the recipe.

Herbed Poached egg whites on sprouted grain toast breakfast recipe.

 

Egg White Omelet with Mushrooms, Tomato, and Cheddar
Power-up your morning with this protein-packed egg white omelet stuffed with mushrooms and chopped tomato. Mix it up by substituting your favorite veggies, like spinach and bell peppers. Get the recipe.

Healthy egg white omelet recipe with mushrooms, tomato, and cheddar cheese.

 

Egg White Scramble with Chicken
This satisfying scramble starts your day with plenty of protein, and it’s a great way to use leftover chicken! Get the recipe.

High-protein egg white scramble with chicken breakfast recipe.

 

Spinach Omelet with Gouda
Try something a little different with this spinach and corn omelet sprinkled with flavorful smoked gouda cheese. Get the recipe.

Egg white omelet with Spinach corn and gouda cheese breakfast recipe.

 

Frittata with Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, and Parmesan
This colorful frittata is easy to make and tastes great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Swap out chard for spinach or kale if you prefer. Tastes great warm or cold! Get the recipe.

 

Huevos Rancheros
This Mexican egg dish makes a perfect weekend breakfast. In a hurry? Swap in prepared tomato salsa. Get the recipe.

 

Hummus Filled Eggs
For a filling, protein-packed snack, try hummus with your eggs. Chopped kalamata olives and smoked paprika make these taste like no deviled eggs we’ve ever had. Get the recipe.

Recipe for hummus filled deviled eggs, a high-protein snack.

 

Poached Eggs with Asparagus
The classic pairing of steamed asparagus and poached eggs makes a tasty breakfast or brunch, but we like it as a complete, healthy meal any time of day. Get the recipe.

Healthy recipe for steamed asparagus and poached eggs

 

Poached Eggs with Greens and Brown Rice
This versatile recipe can be a savory breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Give it a try, and this delicious rice bowl might become a favorite go-to meal. Get the recipe.

Healthy rice bowl recipe with brown rice, spinach, bok choy, and poached eggs

 

Salad Niçoise
We gave this classic French salad a healthy makeover! It makes a filling lunch or dinner and has only 291 calories per serving. Get the recipe.

Healthy Nicoise salad recipe with tuna, eggs, green beans, tomatoes, and potatoes.

 

Easy Fried Rice
Can something with “fried” in the name be good for you? We made it possible with this lighter version made with brown rice, eggs, chicken and vegetables. Get the recipe.

Easy fried rice recipe with chicken, eggs, and vegetables.

 

Pumpkin Coconut Custards
Step into fall with these pumpkin custards made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of coconut extract. Get the recipe.

Healthy recipe for pumpkin and coconut custard like creme brûlée.

 

Which one are you going to make this weekend? I want them all!! 

 

 

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Wednesday’s for your health!

Acne

 

Charlie Rose

Hi guys, I’ve been wanting to share my battle with acne with you for quite some time! And honestly, I’ve tried every trick in the book. You can read more about my journey in my page ‘My Journey’. But the things that have truly truly worked the best for me and transformed my skin in just 3 MONTHS, can be found best summed up in Lauren Conrad’s article about these nutrient dense foods! That’s right. Food! I’ve tried everything from Tea Tree Oil, Accutane, Anti-biotics, Black Soap, Whitch Hazel, this facial toner, that benzoyl peroxide. NONE of it would get rid of my cystic acne! I still break out…and you know why? When I eat junk food…it shows in the next few weeks or less. As frustrating as it is to limit yourself, it’s liberating to enrich yourself! So stop sneaking all that ‘white’ food into your diet. It’s disgusting, and it will show up in zit form. We all covet different beauty traits of course! But clear skin can truly help you put your best *face* forward, and help you gain the confidence you might be lacking. If you’ve been struggling with acne or cystic acne, read about the foods below and re-evaluate your grocery list! I can’t get enough Kale and Spinach (juiced in my Vitamix)

Acne Fighting Foods

 

  1. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids. This includes salmon, flax seeds, and walnuts. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids have been known to give skin an almost instant glow. These foods can also help reduce inflammation, so any blemishes you do have won’t be quite so red. I love making grilled salmon for dinner. Adding flaxseed to a fresh fruit smoothie is another simple way to boost your omega-3s.
  2. Antioxidant filled foods. It’s no surprise that antioxidant foods are great for your health, but they also give your skin an extra dose of goodness too. Antioxidant rich foods like cherries, berries, green tea and spinach attack free radicals in your body that cause skin damage and breakouts. Eating a handful of berries or a is a yummy way to add antioxidants into your daily food routine.
  3. Foods rich in selenium. Brazil nuts, almonds, onion, garlic, and whole grains are all sources of selenium, which is also a powerful antioxidant. These foods help preserve your skin’s elasticity and reduce inflammation. Just eating a handful of almonds a day is an easy way to up your selenium intake.
  4. Foods rich in vitamin C. Melons, oranges, tomatoes, and strawberries all boost your immune system and strengthen your cell walls. These foods will help protect your skin from acne scarring and activate healing powers to amend damaged or irritated skin.
  5. Foods rich in vitamin E. This category includes nuts, soybeans, almonds, leafy greens and eggs. Vitamin E rich foods also help protect your skin from scarring. An easy way to get your daily dose is by drizzling olive oil on a salad or using it to cook. (I always use it on my pan when cooking my Tone it Up Slim Down Scramble in the morning.)
  6. Foods in high water content. This means…drink water, water and more water! Keeping your body hydrated is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And this healthy habit translates to your skin too. In addition to drinking your 8 glasses a day (a daily requirement in my book!), eating foods with high water content like watermelon and cucumbers, and also parsley will free your system of toxins as well.
  7. Foods rich in vitamin A. Foods that give your body vitamin A are rich in beta-carotene, which enhances the benefits of selenium–that powerful antioxidant I mentioned earlier. Your skin will thank you if you include carrots, bell peppers, cantaloupes, and sweet potatoes into your daily diet.
  8. Foods high in magnesium. These foods are awesome acne fighters because magnesium helps to balance out acne-inducing hormones. Try munching on artichokes, oatmeal, brown rice, and figs to get hormonal acne under control. I’ll have to find a recipe for y’all for this one!
  9. Low sodium foods. Foods that are packed with salt not only make your body bloat up like a balloon, they also wreak havoc on your skin. To avoid pimples from flaring up, try to limit the amount of processed or prepared foods in your diet. Substituting canned or frozen vegetables with fresh ones can make a huge difference. You will also feel so much better if you eat “clean foods” that are unprocessed and have low sodium. I’m going to do a post on simple salads in a few weeks-stay tuned!
  10. White foods are the wrong foods. Foods like white bread, white rice, white refined flour, French fries, and mashed potatoes are some of the worst things to have in your diet if you want clear skin. Refined sugar is another culprit in this category because it makes your blood sugar levels spike, which then causes acne outbreaks. No thank you! Stick to whole grains and brightly colored fruits and veggies like these no-bloat foods. If anything else, just remember this: White foods are not the right foods if you want clear skin.

I’m not sure when it finally clicked for me…maybe I just needed to read this! My best friend has been telling me for years that her psoriasis clears up when she’s following an alkaline diet. But please do more research if you like, and make a new grocery list! Start introducing these foods, and turn down the daily donut. We are what we eat is very true! You will feel beautiful all over when you have clear skin on your side =)

Which acne fighting food is your favorite? Personally, I’m partial to spinach, eggs and berries.

If you have a Wednesdays For Your Health request, leave it in the comments below.

XO Ariana Michelle