Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

| November 30, 2016 | 19 Comments

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Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds?

Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

Everyone looks forward to the holiday season — and the delicious food that comes with it. But every mom knows that after dinner with the in-laws, holiday brunch with the kids, and all that turkey and gravy, soon enough you’ve packed on a few too many holiday pounds.

While it’s definitely safe to indulge a little over the holidays, it pays to have a few recipe options in mind for the new year. If you’re looking to shed post-holiday pounds, visit getcracking.ca to find plenty of post-holiday recipe ideas to help you get back in shape — after all, cooking or baking with eggs is one of the best and easiest ways to get back to a healthy routine.

Eggs contain a high amount of protein, which allows the body to burn fat at a higher rate, since your body’s metabolic rate is increased as it digests protein. When your body uses more energy to break down the healthy protein in eggs, it also burns away more holiday fat you have stored away.

According to the Egg Nutrition Center, eggs contain nine vitamins, eight minerals, two amino acids and many other vital macronutrients. A few of the most notable nutrients include calcium, iron, thiamine, and vitamin B12. These components create a food rich in nutrients that is powerful for fat burning.

Slimming Breakfast Taco

A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and the goodness of eggs is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option. Add fresh bell peppers, onion, or avocado to the dish for more flair and even more healthy vitamins.

 

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Veggie Frittata

A frittata is any mom’s best friend. Not only is it super nutritious (as eggs plus veggies equals a massive infusion of protein and vitamins), but you can also put just about anything in the pan, and it will still taste great. As a great way to rid the fridge of many holiday leftovers, a healthy frittata can be made with ham, cheese, almost any veggie left over from those holiday trays, and of course the key ingredient — eggs. What’s more, frittatas leave practically no mess in the wake of their prep, which means less time in the kitchen!

Maple Syrup and Flaxseed Muffins

If you’re baking over the holiday season, consider adding whole wheat and some omega-3 eggs into the mix. Flaxseed muffins are a delicious way to jump start your healthy routine this winter. Whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds give maple syrup-sweetened blueberry muffins a delicious, nutty flavor. Compared to more traditional versions of the recipe, they have four times the dietary fiber and substitute healthful monounsaturated fat (canola oil) for saturated fat (butter), while replacing standard eggs with healthy Omega-3 eggs.

 

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While they have received a bad reputation in the past, eggs are actually nutritious and beneficial to your health. They help the body fight fat and help to create a slim physique. With so many ways to prepare an egg, it is a great way to jump start your metabolism and recover from holiday season indulgence.

What are you favourite recipes using eggs?

 

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. KD says:

    I love making a tomato curry sauce with hard-boiled eggs, and eating it with pita or an Indian flatbread (such as chappati or naan).

  2. kristen visser says:

    Shaping the eggs into hearts is such a cute idea!! love it. and breakfast tacos are great to! something i will definitely make. it is a great way to change up our typical breakfast 🙂

  3. loriag says:

    We love eggs and I think they are a wonderful protein.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love eggs in all shapes and forms, well apart from poached. About 10 yrs ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and told to eat no more than 2 eggs a week, I was devastated. Thankfully they have recognised the error of their ways so I can enjoy my eggs once again 🙂

  5. Heidi C. says:

    I am such a fan of eggs and I am glad that my kids enjoy them. Frittatas are one of my favourite dishes!

  6. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I like my hashbroown, bacon, sausage, egg casserole it’s so good.

  7. Cheryl says:

    My fave is omelettes. I have never had a breakfast taco they sound yummy must try 🙂

  8. Kristi says:

    I love hard boiled eggs on toast with avocado slices. Makes a great breakfast 🙂

  9. Lynda Cook says:

    I love eggs and they are healthy and good for you, no matter what others say!!

  10. Carole Dube says:

    I love omelette loaded with veggies and a bit of cheese!

  11. AD says:

    I love eggs; they are amazingly versatile and a great way to boost protein in your daily diet. I love eggs in omelettes, in my baked goods, in frittatas, in salads and even using them in my indian cuisine.

  12. jan says:

    That heart shaped egg is awesome! I love using avocado with eggs as a substitute for creamy sauces during indulgent times.

  13. Calvin F, says:

    I heard of this idea before, thanks for the detailed tutorial. Useful for valentines day we just had. I love eggs. eat them almost every day.

  14. LisaM says:

    I am trying to eat “better” and so will make some ham and egg muffins this week I think.

  15. Cheryl H says:

    I love deviled eggs, I know they aren’t super healthy but so delicious, and I also like a plain hard boiled egg

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