As the weather starts to get cooler here I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to make sure my family is getting everything they need to stay healthy! With colds, flus, and all the germs around the school, shopping centres and stores it can be very hard to keep everyone as healthy as can be. But – incorporating more eggs into our diets it’s one way to help our immune systems and keep us healthier.
Did you know:
- Eggs are extremely nutritious – Eggs are considered to be one of the best sources of protein available. Around 12.6% of the edible portion of an egg is protein.
- One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all nine essential amino acids.
- Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
We love trying new foods, and when we decided to get a little creative with eggs in the kitchen – we came up with these Stuffed Potatoes!
There are other versions out there, but I think ours turned out pretty amazing. No matter where you are in the world, what your weather is like (or what your taste buds like) these are really great for you, and fill you up!
Eggsellent Stuffed Potatoes
- 3 Traditional Baking Potatoes
- Shredded Cheese (we used Marble)
- 3 Large Eggs
- Chopped Onions
- 2 boiled breakfast sausages chopped
- 2 pinches of garlic powder
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- Bake your potatoes (anyway you prefer)
- Once baked, hollow out potatoes
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Shred your cheese, dice your onions, and sausage (we used precooked ones we had that morning)
- Place onions, sausage, pepper, and garlic powder in potatoes, place egg on top and add cheese
- Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes
Not only are these filling and delicious but they are really easy to make. They make a great side for any dinner, but they also make a really great lunch alone, with a bowl of soup or on their own. The egg blends so nicely with the cheese and sausage, and the potato gives it a really nice body.
If you are looking for a delicious, quick meal this is a great contender. Adding eggs to your meal means adding some extra protein and making sure hungry bellies no longer go hungry. They are very filling.
Eggs have always had 14 important vitamins and nutrients including protein, iron and vitamin A. Natural goodness, brought to you by your local egg farmers. For more information about the natural goodness of eggs, visit eggs.ca.
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