Monday, October 25, 2021

Eggs are Egg-cellent for you!


Photo by Maria Lamb

Photo by Maria Lamb

How do you like your eggs? It is a very common question during a Sunday brunch. You can have your eggs scrambled, hardboiled, poached, sunny side up, over easy, over hard, over medium, an omelet, a soufflé, or fried. Without eggs, breakfast would feel incomplete. Eggs also can be added, both raw and cooked, to thousands of recipes. They are considered to be the most commonly eaten food on Planet Earth.

The incredible edible egg is also the “goto” ingredient in our kitchen. It is a key ingredient for tasty brownies and stack of pancakes; quiches, meatloaves and casseroles, and they are high in nutritional value.

Since prehistoric times bird eggs have been a valuable food source. In many cultures eggs have been an indispensable ingredient, appearing in Chinese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, British, Jewish, Japanese, and

Red Rooster’s healthy Eggs Benedict with spinach, mushroom, tomatoes and asparagus. Submitted Photos

Red Rooster’s healthy Eggs Benedict with spinach, mushroom, tomatoes and asparagus. Submitted Photos

French cuisine, just to name a few.

Over the years, the egg yolk has gotten a bad rap. Warnings of elevated cholesterol levels and plaque build-up in the coronary arteries have caused many people to stay away from eating eggs. According to Maria Bella, Founder of Top Balance Nutrition of New York City, “Very few foods have the same diverse nutrition makeup available in a single egg. And there are lots of benefits to eating the whole egg. One egg has only 75 calories and is packed with seven grams of high quality protein, providing all the nine amino acids that you need.” The Real Breakfast of Champions

With seven Grand

Slam titles and five

Wimbledon titles,

Venus Williams has had a lot of practice perfecting her game-day nutrition

“An omelet, whole wheat toast, and freshly squeezed orange

This veggie egg white scramble is both filling and good for you. Made with asparagus, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and scallions, it is a favorite of the health conscious diner at Red Rooster.

This veggie egg white scramble is both filling and good for you. Made with asparagus, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and scallions, it is a favorite of the health conscious diner at Red Rooster.

juice,” she says. Maria Sharapova,

For also a tennis pro, it’s “An egg white omelet, some oatmeal and berries.”

When it comes to refueling after a hard workout; a long distance bike ride; or a muscle busting boot camp, endurance athletes go to their tried-and-true favorite, easy to make recovery food – eggs. It is considered the “gold standard” for protein.

Healthy Egg-licious Selections at Red Rooster

Don’t feel like cracking an egg? Head out to Red Rooster on Marco Island and try one of Chef Ricky Lucero’s healthy egg-licious creations. You’ll also find an abundance of heart-healthy breakfast and lunch options. For many people, eggs are strictly a morning routine. But eggs are also a great meal when you are stumped for dinner options. Any time of day, eggs are simple to cook, inexpensive, versatile, and tasty.

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