Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Incredible Egg...

Eggs. They are everywhere this time of year, so what's so great about them? I logged onto for the best answers. Sponsored by the American Egg Board, this site has all you ever needed to know.

1. Eggs have a high portion of nutrients to calories making it a naturally dense food.

2. Eggs have two nutrients (lutein and zeaxanthin) in small amounts which contribute to eye health and help prevent common causes of age related blindness.

3. Eggs provide the highest quality protein found in any food because they provide all the essential amino acids our bodies need in a near perfect pattern.

4. Egg yolks provide nearly 1/2 of the protein in an egg.

5. the high quality protein in eggs helps you feel full longer and stay energized which contribute to maintaining a healthy weight.

6. Eggs are an essential source of Choline, an essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects.

--for more information, and maybe a great family research project, visit the website and see what else you can learn about the incredible edible egg!

One final thought:
Celebrating the Easter holiday the old-fashioned way:

So, it is the day before Easter, and there are so many things going on in your life. If you have kids (or even if you don't) there is also probably candy floating around your house. So how do you try to keep the candy intake in check both for you and your kids?

One idea that I have had recently is to NOT buy filler eggs. Instead my family is focusing on spending quality time together and dyeing eggs instead. It is a great way to get your family together, and after the egg hunt there is no reason to not let your children (or yourself) indulge in a hard-boiled egg.

Just think, when your parents or grandparents were young, filler eggs didn't exist, so it can't be too bad to revert back to this old time tradition. By doing so you will not only raise a healthier family, but you will also save your pocketbook.


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