Friday, January 8, 2010


Healthy new lifestyles, dieting, and exercise are only a few of the ever-so-popular goals found on every New Year Resolution List. Let's take a glance at the most important meal of the day. For breakfast, cereal and other carb composed foods have never quite settled right or have failed to sustain my hunger until lunchtime. Can you relate? Share with me a new discovery. May I introduce, The Egg.

A single large egg (50g) contains approximately 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugar, 6 grams of protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A. Their multiple ways of preparation influence me to believe that the egg is one of the most versatile foods for breakfast. When pared with vegetables and mixed fruit (mixed-in or as side dishes) you have composed one healthy breakfast. Score! You are one step closer to crossing off "eating healthy" from that pesky Resolution List.

One of my favorite ways to fry an egg is sunny side up. Care to join me? Here's how:
What You'll Need:
A skillet or cooking pan
Pam Cooking Spray (optional)
Egg(s) (I prefer farm fresh)
Salt and Pepper to season

Step 1 : Choose your poison aka the desired egg(s) I have chosen farm fresh eggs compliments of my chickens (we call them "The Girls").

Step 2 : Place skillet over medium/low heat. Add 2-3 teaspoons of water to the skillet followed by a layer of Pam spray. This prevents the egg(s) from sticking to the pan or skillet.

Step 3 - Crack Egg(s) into skillet. Lower heat after about 1-2 minutes.

Step 4 - Cover skillet with lid so the trapped heat allows the yolk of the egg to cook.

Step 5 - Approximately 2-3 minutes later depending on the heat of the burner, remove the lid and season egg(s) if desired. My personal favorites include cracked pepper and Italian seasoning.

Step 6 - Determining when the egg is "done" will vary with the likes and preferences of each person. Test the consistency of the yolk by poking it with a fork, tooth pick, and etc.

Step 7 - Remove egg(s) with a spatula and place on desired dish.

Bon Appetit!

I hope this step by step process to eggcellence will help you in the future. How do you like your eggs? Do share by leaving a comment. As always, keep on the sunny side.

photographs by Lauren.Rachelle

Egg nutrition facts provided by Nutrition Data

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