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Eggs, one of nature’s superfoods, are a great source of protein and contain an incredible range of nutrients. Here are 4 simple family recipes with eggs as the hero ingredient.

OMELETTE

Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 full egg
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 mushrooms
  • 60g black beans
  • salt and pepper
Method
  • Steam spinach and mushrooms and cherry tomatoes together, then set aside.
  • Beat eggs together, add pinch salt and pepper.
  • Spray pan with tiny bit of olive oil to stop omelette from sticking, pour into pan and cook!
  • Before flipping omelette in half, add tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach then fold over. Serve with black beans on the side.


BACON EGGY CUPCAKES

This is a great recipe to make in advance, especially for school or work lunches.

Ingredients
  • 12 eggs
  • 8-12 rashers bacon
  • vegetables of your choice (onion, spinach capsicum, mushrooms etc)
  • herbs (basil & oregano work well, chilli flakes add some heat)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • salt & pepper
Method
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Lightly grease 12-hole muffin pan & line each with a rasher of bacon.
  • Lightly fry off veggies in frypan with 1 Tbsp coconut oil & place 2 Tbsp in each muffin.
  • Crack an egg into each muffin hole & season with salt, pepper and optional herbs.

Bake for 25min or until cooked through and egg is set. Serve with chutney or tomato relish!


AVOCADO AND EGG

Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp harissa spice
  • grated cheese (your favourite)
  • ½ onion or chives
Method
  • Break egg inside the avocado centre cavity.
  • Add chopped spring onion or chives.
  • Place cheese on top and bake at 180 degrees for 12 minutes.


SCRAMBLED EGGS, FETA AND SPINACH


Serves 4

Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (toasted)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 cup packed spinach (gently sautéed)
Method
  • Preheat a medium sized pan over medium heat.
  • While the pan is heating up, crack eggs into a bowl, add salt & pepper and whisk with a fork.
  • Melt the butter slowly until frothy, then pour the beaten eggs into the pan.
  • Stir slowly, constantly bring the mixture in from the edges of the pan with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • When the eggs start to set, add remaining ingredients (they are done when still slightly runny looking – they will keep cooking once off the heat). Serve immediately.


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