They’re particularly useful in the lockdown kitchen because their shelf life can be extended when stored in the fridge and beaten egg mixture also freezes well in an airtight container.
Another egg-cellent reason to stock up on (not stockpile!) eggs is their nutritional value. Eggs are a source of high-quality protein and a good alternative to more expensive sources of protein. An average large egg of 55g is high in protein, vitamin B12 and biotin, and a source of vitamin D, riboflavin, choline, selenium, iodine, lutein and zeaxanthin. This gives eggs a big thumbs up as part of a healthy balanced diet.
For the full benefit, enjoy your eggs whole, yolk and all. Boiled eggs are ready in a jiffy and can be eaten on the run. Sure, you might only be running around your house at the moment (egg and spoon race, anyone?), but for future reference, these little powerhouses are great for packed school and office lunches … or that picnic at the bottom of the garden.
To top it all off eggs are super affordable, which means not having to raid your nest egg in these tough times to buy a dozen or two.
If you have a little extra time on your hands at the moment, why not get cracking on a few egg-citing new recipes? Breakfast egg muffins are a tasty new way to do morning eggs, while oversized frittatas and bread-and-butter pudding are certain to keep the kids coming back for more. And if a romantic lockdown dinner is on the cards – before the urge to socially distance yourself from your partner kicks in – you can try your hand at a rich, creamy quiche.
Food safety is of paramount importance right now but, rest assured, South African egg producers pride themselves on producing top-quality eggs, delivered fresh to the market daily.
Healthy, versatile and a lockdown luminary, it’s eggs for the win all the way!
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