We’ve put together the following tips and recipes to help you eat healthy and delicious meals at home.
Two large eggs contain 13 grams of protein, which makes them an easy way to get protein into your diet and as a bonus, eggs also help you maintain that full feeling from breakfast to lunch or lunch to dinner. Eggs also contain important nutrients like iron, folate, and vitamins A, D, E and B12. We’ve put together a collection of recipes for you that are quick and easy to make, don’t cost much to put together, and are full of the vitamins and minerals you need.
Remember that for any of these recipes you can substitute fresh herbs for dried, and canned or frozen ingredients for fresh if you don’t have them available.
As you’re planning meals, remember that adding an egg to simple dishes can boost the protein while adding a delicious rich and familiar flavour to your meals. Try adding an egg, to easy meals like:
- Canned beans
- Frozen meals
- Canned soups
For more ways to “put an egg on it” visit our collection of quick meals.
Healthy snacks are an essential part of keeping your energy up throughout the day. It’s easy to mindlessly snack, so prepare healthy foods like fresh cut veggies and hard boiled eggs and place them easily accessible clear containers as a visual reminder for healthy snacking while at home.
If you’re working out at home to stay active, have hard boiled eggs on hand as an easy post-workout snack to replenish energy and maintain muscle.
For more nutrition information, visit our nutrition section on eggs.ca.
For the Kids
For parents with kids at home, a great way to keep the kids busy is by involving them in the kitchen. Kids can help to crack eggs or mash banana for these one-bowl banana and chocolate chip muffins.
Here are a few great recipes that are simple, fun and kid friendly:
And don’t forget to check out more kid-approved recipes.
Outside the kitchen, egg cartons are a great craft tool for little ones. Check out our Pinterest Board of great egg carton crafts you can do at home with your kids.
Store your eggs in their original carton to help protect eggs and prevent them from absorbing fridge odours, and keep them in the body of the refrigerator (not the door!) to make sure they maintain a cool and consistent temperature. Keeping them in the carton also ensures you always know the best before date of your eggs.
Here are some tips for storing leftovers:
|Type of Egg
|When to Use
|Fresh shell eggs
|By best before date
|Check out hundreds of recipes
|Leftover yolks or whites
|Within 2 to 4 days
|Use egg whites in desserts to add a fluffy airy texture. Use egg yolks as needed
|Hard Boiled eggs
|Within 1 week
|Check out all the different ways you can enjoy hard boiled eggs
|Prepared egg dishes
|Within 3 to 4 days
|Check out all the different dishes you can enjoy
|Within 1 month
|Enjoy as a snack
|Frozen whole eggs (blended)
|Within 4 months
|Use as substitution for raw eggs in baking or cooking
If you have extra egg whites and yolks, they can be easily frozen and used for up to six months. Each part of the egg has a unique method of freezing, so review our egg freezing tips here.