Better Nutrition For Your Calorie “Salary” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth M. Ward   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:26

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - While fad diets come and go, often making it difficult to decide what to eat as part of a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet never goes out of style.

Each person has a calorie “salary,” an amount of calories to maintain his or her weight. You need to be mindful about how you spend calories and make sure to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs every day.

When planning where to “spend” my family’s calories, I choose nutrient-rich foods such as Eggland’s Best eggs, because they taste great and offer a bigger “bang” for our caloric buck. I like Eggland’s Best eggs because for just 70 calories my family gets an egg containing 10 times more vitamin E and 38 percent more lutein than an ordinary egg.

As a mother and a registered dietitian, I love the fact that Eggland’s Best eggs provide double the amount of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D of ordinary eggs, since these nutrients are essential for brain development and building strong bones. Plus, Eggland’s Best eggs contain less cholesterol and 25 percent less saturated fat.

For busy parents looking for tips on sustaining healthy eating habits throughout the day, I recommend preparing meals ahead of time.

Here is a nutritious recipe that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To find more recipes and information on Eggland’s Best, visit www.egglandsbest.com.

Eggland’s Best Bell Pepper Frittata

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

6 Eggland’s Best eggs

⅔ cup fat-free milk

⅔ cup bell peppers, diced

⅔ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon butter

Preparation:

Preheat oven broiler to medium-high heat.

In a medium bowl, mix Eggland’s Best eggs, milk, salt, pepper, butter until well blended; stir in diced peppers.

Cook in a 12-inch ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium heat until edges are set and eggs begin to cook through, approximately 5 minutes.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over eggs and remove from stove; heat under broiler until cheese is melted and eggs are set (1−2 minutes).

Cool for 10 minutes before serving.