Food Safety Education Month – Eggs

In honor of Food Safety Education Month, let’s take a closer look at eggs. Eggs are an affordable high-protein food. They contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants. Sunnyside up and over easy eggs seem to be what everyone is serving these days. But did you know it’s safer to eat eggs … Read More


Breakfast Bean Burrito

Ingredients 1 -10” flour tortilla, whole wheat 3/4 cup canned, drained, and rinsed reduced sodium black or pinto beans 1 scrambled egg ¼ cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tablespoons of your favorite salsa Directions 1. Lay the tortilla on a dinner plate. 2. Place the beans in the center, top with the … Read More


Food-Themed Calendar For Summer

Getting ready for summer can mean plenty of things such as buying sunscreen, bathing suits, and shorts. But getting ready for summer can also mean looking at a monthly food calendar as well. There are national food days along with national food weeks and months. Egg day is June 3 and there are many ways … Read More


Freckle Popovers

Makes 12 mini-popovers Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 1 egg 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1/3 cup flour 2 tablespoons shredded low-fat cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Spray mini-muffin cups with vegetable spray. Break eggs into mixing bowl and beat gently. Add milk, flour, and garlic or onion powder … Read More


Basic Omelets

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 omelet Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon butter 1/3-1/2 cup filling, such as shredded cheese, onions, spinach, or other vegetables Directions Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and cook raw vegetables until tender. Set aside for later. Beat … Read More


Basic Scrambled Eggs

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 scrambled egg Ingredients 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk Salt and pepper 1 teaspoon butter Directions Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until blended in medium bowl. Heat butter in nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs begin to set, pull across the pan … Read More


Green Egg Salad

Makes 1 serving Serving Size: 1 sandwich Ingredients 1/2 hard-boiled egg 2 teaspoons mashed fresh avocado 1 teaspoon sweet salad pickle cubes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions Place all ingredients in a snack-size resealable plastic bag. Be sure bag is sealed and then mash ingredients together until well-mixed. Snip off bottom corner of bag and … Read More


Deviled Eggs

Makes 3 servings Serving Size: 1 egg Ingredients 3 eggs 2 tablespoons light, low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon mustard 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Cover eggs with water in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Immediately rinse under cold water … Read More


Hard Boiled Eggs

Makes 8 servings Serving Size: 1 egg Ingredients Eggs Directions Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner and cover pan. Let eggs stand in hot water for about 12 … Read More


Egg Salad Sandwiches

Makes 6 servings Serving Size: 1 sandwich Ingredients 6 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped 3 tablespoons pickle relish 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise 12 whole-wheat bread slices 2 tomatoes (optional) Lettuce (optional) Directions Combine eggs, relish, pepper, and mayonnaise in mixing bowl. Mash and mix well. Broil or toast bread (optional). Slice tomatoes … Read More


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