Egg-citing News about Eggs

Posted at: 04/07/2014 5:15 PM
Updated at: 04/09/2014 7:39 AM

Did you know that eating one egg a day does not affect your risk for heart disease? And, egg yolks provide essential nutrients such as choline which helps with fetal brain development and brain functioning in adults. Registered Dietitian Jen Haugen will show how eggs provide high-quality protein, and eating them at breakfast can help keep you full and focused until lunchtime.

From Hen to Home

  • Poultry nutrition specialists work with farmers to provide optimal nutrition for the hens, including corn and soybeans, vitamins and minerals.  
  • Eggs are collected and washed to sanitize.
  • Most eggs arrive at the store within one day of laying.
  • Eggs must be refrigerated.  Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than they do in one week in the refrigerator.
  • Eggs are now 14% lower in cholesterol and 64% higher in vitamin D.
  • Eating one egg a day does not affect heart disease risk.
  • In one egg, you can find 13 essential nutrients for only 70 calories.

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

Source: www.eatingwell.com

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.