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Food & Health

March 26, 2014

Egg-citing News about Eggs


7. Enriched

These eggs are from hens raised in “enriched” or “colony” cage housing systems, which provide more space both on the floor and in height in order for the hens to be able to have more room to move. Enrichments include nesting boxes, perches, scratch pads and dust baths.

Eggs Not in Their Shell (Processed Eggs)

These are eggs which are broken, then pasteurized, before being packaged into liquid, frozen or dried form. They can be sold for commercial, home use and/or foodservice.

No matter which type of egg you choose, you will get budget-friendly protein that is versatile enough for any eating occasion. Try this Pesto, Mozzarella and Egg Breakfast Sandwich:

Pesto, Mozzarella and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

All you need:

1 whole-wheat English muffin

1 large egg, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper

1 teaspoon prepared pesto

1 thin slice fresh mozzarella cheese

All you do:

1. Toast English muffin.

2. Combine egg and roasted red pepper in a small (about 8-ounce) microwave-safe ramekin or bowl. Cover and microwave until the egg is set, about 1 minute.

3. Spread pesto on 1 English muffin half, then top with cheese.

4. Place the egg on the cheese.

5. Top with the remaining English muffin half.

Nutrition Per serving: 362 calories; 15 g fat ( 6 g sat ); 210 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 5 g fiber; 782 mg sodium; 244 mg potassium. 40% Calcium, 23% , vitamin A, 18% zinc, 17% iron, 15% magnesium


For more information, contact your Clinton Hy-Vee registered dietitian. This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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