Egg as a Meal Alternative!

Old news made new for the new year! On January 8, 2014 the lead food article on the front page of the “Food & Drink” section of the Arizona Republic was A Good Egg. The subtitle was “Versatile omelet a simple, filling meal, any time of day.” 

The article began “Omelets, with their sunny and chameleon-like nature, offer the perfect antidote to holiday excess.”

The bulk of the article gave benefit after benefit of eating eggs as a meal or snack. Here are some of the main ones:

  • Endless possibilities for fillings like veggies, beans, cheese, tapenade, leftovers, etc.
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy-to-prepare even for novice cooks
  • Can be made for any meal
  • Can be customized to different tastes and styles
  • Nutritious with a lot less cholesterol than previously thought
  • Nutritious with protein, vitamins A & D, folic acid, and calcium
  • Low in calories – about 75

NOTE: The government’s latest dietary guidelines allow for an egg a day.

February! The Month of the Heart

With all of today’s concern about health problems including cholesterol and calories, the egg presents a great meal alternative. Knowing that the government’s latest dietary guidelines allow for an egg a day is helpful too.


  1. Sally: This is so interesting. Rick and I recently (a few months ago) started eating eggs every day. We find that the eggs fill us up, they are low cost (we buy brown eggs – organic – from Costco), and they are easy to prepare. Our kids eat eggs, also, for the protein. It’s far better than starting the day off with sugary cereals. The cholesterol in eggs is the GOOD cholesterol so we’re not worried about that aspect at all.

    Rick loves to make flat omelets – he bakes them in our cast iron pan. We rotate ingredients to make it more interesting: from kale and cucumber to turkey and avocado. It’s nice to know that eggs are making a comeback as people choose to ditch the sugar and eat healthier options.

  2. Hi Shara,

    Thank you so much for sharing your personal success with this concept. The egg is one of those foods that is very versatile. Now you are reminding me that I have some extra eggs from the holidays that I have been meaning to hard boil to have on hand for salad toppings and snacks.

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