Colorado Egg Producers


This section provides you with the most up-to-date egg-focused news in Colorado and nationwide.


November 7, 2016
Barn Media
CEP partner Chef Jason Morse shares high altitude baking tips for the upcoming holidays
Barn Media's Brian Allmer chats with Chef Jason Morse about what changes you need to make to your recipes when baking in high altitudes to be sure you get the best result. He also tells Brian why he chooses to buy Colorado eggs and discusses the importance of buying local foods from our farmers, ranchers and producers. Click here to listen. 
October 17, 2016
Denver Post's Your Hub
CEP celebrates World Egg Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month
This past month has been a busy season for CEP with the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) and World Egg Day which occured on Friday, October 14th. CEP was featured in two of the Denver Post's Your Hub print editions sharing a delicious Huevos Rancheros recipe. Click here to read.
September 9, 2016
Barn Media
CEP discusses a variety of egg-ucational materials available for kids and educators
CEP's education director Bette Blinde talks to Barn Media's Brian Allmer about all the ways CEP is providing egg-focused educational resources to kids and educators including a print and interactive Colorado egg reader available in English and Spanish, an egg math book and more. All resources are available to any educator and can be downloaded from our website that are available to any educator. Click here to listen.
July 6, 2016
Barn Media
CEP shares fun ways for Coloradans to fuel their summer fun with eggs
Barn Media's Brian Allmer and NestFresh's Brandy Gamoning discuss new and different ways Coloradans can incorporate eggs into their on-the-go snacks, lunches and picnic recipes to help keep energy levels high during the busy summer months. Brandy also dishes on her favorite picnic recipe, upcoming events like DTC Eats, Tacolandia and more. Click here to listen.
May 3, 2016
Barn Media
CEP shares how they are celebrating National Egg Month this May
Barn Media's Brian Allmer and Morning Fresh Eggs' Terri Heine talk about a new partnership with Entercom Communications for Denver's DTC Eats summer food truck event where CEP will be the presenting sponsor. Select food trucks will be cooking up special dishes that feature Colorado eggs every other Monday beginning May 9th through September. Terri also shares a new method for hard boiling eggs that you won't want to miss. Click here to listen.
April 17, 2016
Colorado egg producers shows viewers household hacks using eggs
Did you know that there are many household uses for eggs other than delicious foods? CEP President Jerry Wilkins shows 9news viewers how to clean leather, use egg whites as paper glue without the mess and more. Click here to watch the story and read about more household hacks. 
April 7, 2016
Colorado egg producers prepare for cage-free movement
With major retailers like Walmart and Kroger committing to cage-free egss, CEP President Jerry Wilkins shares members' plans to keep up with consumer demand as the cage-free movement continues to grow. Click here to read more.
March 24, 2016
Newsradio 850 KOA
CEP makes record-breaking Easter egg donation to food banks
CEP President Jerry Wilkins discusses this year's Easter donation of 365,000 eggs - the largest Easter donation from CEP to date - to Feeding Colorado food banks. To celebrate the donation, CEP and Food Bank of the Rockies hosted an Easter Egg-stravaganza event for kids, families and community members at the Little Giants Learning Center in Commerce City. Click below to listen to the interview.
February 29, 2016
Barn Media
CEP and Barn Media discuss Colorado Ag Day and Easter
Barn Media's Brian Allmer and CEP board member David Collie discuss Colorado Ag Day coming up on March 16, the importance of Colorado's agriculture industry and CEP's plans to celebrate Easter this spring. Click here to listen.
January 6, 2016
Barn Media
CEP shares why eggs should be part of your healthy New Year's diet
Barn Media's Brian Allmer and Country Side Pullets' Terry Tormholen discuss the health benefits of eggs and the incorrect belief that eggs have a negative impact on heart health. Click here to listen.
December 11, 2015
Barn Media
CEP offers high altitude baking tips, holiday treats and more
Barn Media's Brian Allmer and Morning Fresh Eggs' Terri Heine discuss tips for baking in high altitudes, favorite holiday treats and CEP's donations throughout the year. Click here to listen to the interview.
November 23, 2015
Barn Media
CEP President shares what producers are thankful for, CEP's holiday donation and more
Brian Allmer of Barn Media and CEP president Jerry Wilkins discuss CEP's Thanksgiving egg donations as well as what CEP members are thankful for and their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Click here to listen to the interview. 
October 27, 2015
Barn Media
CEP Member discusses World Egg Day, History of Family Farm
Brian Allmer of Barn Media and CEP's Clint Hickman of Colorado Eggs, LLC discuss the worldwide appeal of eggs, the history of Hickman's family farms and the benefits of buying local Colorado eggs. Click here to listen to the interview.
September 21, 2015
Barn Media
Colorado Egg Producers Offer Quick Back-to-School Recipes
Brian Allmer of Barn Media and CEP's Terry Tormholen of Country Side Pullets discuss the benefits of eating breakfast, quick egg breakfast options and old wives' tales about eggs. Click here to listen to the interview.
August 17, 2015
Barn Media
Colorado Egg Producers Celebrate Colorado Proud Month
Brian Allmer of Barn Media and CEP's Brandy Gamoning of NestFresh Eggs discuss Colorado Proud month, the importance of buying local and how CEP members contribute to Colorado's economy. Click here to listen to the interview.
March 31, 2015
Colorado Egg Farmers "Spring" Into Action
To celebrate their donation of more than a quarter of a million eggs to Feeding Colorado food banks, CEP hosted a special omelet breakfast for local kids at Food Bank of the Rockies. The kids enjoyed a hearty breakfast, witnessed and omelet-flipping contest between notable guests and visited with the Easter Bunny and CEP's Mascot, Eggbert. Click here to watch the story. 
March 29, 2015
Colorado Today Show

CEP President Jerry Wilkins discusses all things eggs, from nutrition to production, with Colorado Today Show host Murphy Huston. 

March 21, 2015
Students Program Nao Robots for Professional Project
CEP partnered with the St. Vrain Valley School District's Innovation Center to bring humanoid Nao Robots to FlatIron Crossing Mall during CEP's Easter promotions. Click here to learn about the robots and the students who program them. 
March 18, 2015

The Colorado Statesman
Colo. Ag Day Big Hit Under Gold Dome, Promoting Industry and Philanthropy 
CEP joined legislators, the Colorado Chefs Association, other agriculture groups and consumers to celebrate the Colorado agriculture industry at Colorado Agriculture Day 2015. Highlights of the event speeches from notable members of the agriculture community, a cooking competition and more. Read more about the event here

September 22, 2014
Sterling Journal-Advocate
Family Fun Ride brings in top participation
CEP was a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual Pedal The Plains bicycle tour, which took place September 19th to 21st. The event ran through the Eastern Colorado towns of Wiggins, Ft. Morgan and Sterling.Click here to read the full story.

October 15, 2012
BC Democrat
Egg farms hatch unique benefit drive
"Brinner" was what's for dinner at several Denver-area restaurants on Friday, Oct. 12, in a first-of-its-kind benefit drive starring the "incredible edible" egg. Several breakfast eateries invited diners to come by decked out in their pajamas and chow down on traditional breakfast items while donating to Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Denver. To read the full story, click here.

October 12, 2012
Put on some PJs and have breakfast for dinner
Pajamas and eggs are two things that go well together any day of the week. Jerry Wilkins, president of Colorado Egg Producers Association and Ian MacClure, the co-owner of Syrup, dropped by the 9News studio to talk about the event benefitting the Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Denver. To view the video, click here.

June 29, 2012
Huffington Post
Health Food: 50 of the best in the world
Eggs are ranked number 15 out of 50 on the list. "Eggs provide perfect protein in a nutrient-rich, low-calorie, low-fat package," Katz says. That's because they are full of choline -- which is good for memory -- as well as the vision protectors lutein and zeaxanthin, Harvard Medical School says. To read more, click here.

June 28, 2012
Huffington Post
Foods for vision: 6 top picks for your eyes
Eggs are another food that's relatively high in zinc, Caplan explains. They're also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and lutein. As Tufts nutritional biochemist told FitSugar, eggs don't contain as much of that particular carotenoid as the leafy greens that are also on the list, but "the body is able to absorb these antioxidant better from eggs," she says. To read more, click here.

April 30, 2012
Discovery Education
From Farm-to-Table
Discovery Education recently partnered with The Good Egg Project and Hickman Family Farms to offer students a peek inside a modern day working egg farm. Students were shown the journey from farm to table including behind-the-scenes footage of how eggs are gathered, washed and packaged. Students could ask questions at the end of the tour via email. The video lasts approximately twenty five minutes and teachers can access post-field trip activities, lesson plans, recipes and videos by clicking here.

February 16, 2012
Chicago Tribune
Food and conscience
The egg industry is likewise adapting to changing norms. The United Egg Producers recently reached agreement with the Humane Society to support federal legislation mandating better conditions for laying hens. Most of these birds spend their lives with just 67 square inches of space - smaller than the size of a standard sheet of paper. The bill would increase it to at least 124. It would also afford them "enriched" environments where they can scratch, perch, nest and generally behave in a chicken-like manner. Egg cartons would have to carry labels to specify if the hens were caged, cage-free or free-range. To read more, click here.

February 7, 2012
Farming UK
Apple and eggs: How eggs inspired the visionaries
It has now been suggested that the inspiration for Steve Jobs' design genius came from the egg. According to former Apple executive Jay Elliot, the author of ’The Steve Jobs Way’, Jobs gained clues from the egg for the design and tactile feel of his innovative products. To read more, click here.

January 30, 2012
Nutrition debate: Are eggs good for you?
By Adam Bornstein
In the world of nutrition, few debates have remained as heated as the great egg debate. For nearly 40 years, researchers have tried to determine whether your omelets, scrambled eggs, and frittatas are actually healthy. The argument against has always revolved around two simple factors-eggs are high in fat and cholesterol. So it'd be easy to assume that removing the yolk (or avoiding eggs altogether) are part of any "get back in shape" diet plan. But a closer look at the research reveals that the real debate about eggs is why there was any question about their health benefits. In fact, a quick look at the most common myths shows that making eggs a standard part of your diet is one of the best decisions you can make. To read more, click here.

November 10, 2011
Dr. Oz
Doctors bust medical myths and lies
By Kate Geagan, MS, RD
FACT: You can enjoy eggs in moderation as part of a healthy diet. Chances are, if you tuned into nutrition advice in the '80s and '90s, you remember caveats to steer clear from eggs because they are "high in cholesterol and could trigger high cholesterol and heart disease." And while people with existing heart disease are still advised to limit dietary cholesterol to 200 milligrams a day (one egg has about 185 milligrams) you're your cholesterol levels are normal, eggs may be something you can welcome back to your shopping list. To read more, click here.

October 28, 2011
NBC New York
An egg a day can't hurt you, says dietitian
Since 2002, the amount of cholesterol in one large egg has decreased 14 percent while vitamin D has increased by 64 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To read more, click here.

October 28, 2011
New York Times
Topping a meal with a poached egg

By Tara Parker-Pope
When I was a caterer I learned that you can poach eggs ahead - they'll keep for several days in a bowl of cold water in the refrigerator. Just carefully drain and warm in a bowl of warm water. Not that they're any trouble to poach on the spot. Here's the very reliable method I use: Fill a frying pan with water - for one or two eggs I use my 8-inch omelet pan - and bring to a boil. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water. To read more, click here.

September 22, 2011
Breakfast at Your Desk: Pizza Egg Mugs
Have you gotten into the whole "egg mug" trend? I think it's a fab idea, especially for busy weekday mornings. Here's a yummy way to get started... A mug filled with yummy pizza flavor and lots of protein for just 134 calories? It couldn't be easier to prepare: Just throw all ingredients (crushed tomatoes, eggs, a little cheese, Italian seasonings) in a mug and nuke, and voila: breakfast! To read more, click here.

September 17, 2011
Men's Fitness
5 Superfoods to Reverse the Aging Process
Eggs: A powerful source of protein, they cost just pennies each. Many people think eating eggs increases blood cholesterol. Not true. Eggs contain choline, a B vitamin shown to reduce inflammation in the brain, which may lesson the chance of developing Alzheimer's. And these protein powerhouses protect your bones and fight frailty, too. Antioxidants and other nutrients in egg yolks help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness, and protect the retina from UV sun damage. To read more, click here.

August 12, 2011
Fox News
Avoiding the 'Freshman 15'
By Tanya Zuckerbrot
To prevent food boredom, switch it up daily. Get a sandwich on whole wheat filled with lean protein; hold the mayo and use mustard instead. Or have breakfast for dinner on occasion. Try hard boiled eggs and sliced tomato on toast with a glass of skim milk (you need your calcium!) or cereal with fruit and yogurt-the same old salads and "mystery meat" can get repetitive. To read more, click here.

August 1, 2011
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Foods for foggy minds
By Carolyn O'Neill
Found in egg yolks, peanuts, soybeans and flaxseeds, the nutrient choline helps support the brain's messenger service, called neurotransmitters. It's also linked to new memory cell production. But according to registered dietitian Janice Bissex, author of "No Whine With Dinner," fewer than 10 percent of folks meet the recommended intake: "For instance, egg white omelets may be popular, but you're not getting any choline because it's found in the yolk." Bissex says one egg, which contains 125 milligrams of choline, can help close the gap. To read more, click here.

July 12, 2011
Dr. Oz
Four hours to your perfect body, part 2
Eggs don't change your cholesterol numbers unless you have a genetic problem, it really is a safe source of protein [See video, 3:18 mark]. Click here.

May 14, 2011
Waynesboro Record Herald
5 things to know for National Egg Month
May is National Egg Month, which highlights the versatility and nutrition of eggs. Eggs provide a protein-packed meal that only costs about 70 cents per serving. Here are five facts about eggs. 1 Nutrition: Eggs contain all the essential proteins, minerals and vitamins, except for Vitamin C, that your body needs, including vitamin D, which is in the yolk. Eggs also have choline, which stimulates brain development, function and memory. The United States Department of Agriculture recently said that one large egg today has 14 percent less cholesterol than in the past. To read more, click here.

May 13, 2011
Peace FM Online
Food expiration dates: Should you eat that?
Fresh eggs have a long shelf life, as long as you refrigerate them quickly. Expiration or sell by dates are sometimes state-required, and USDA-graded eggs (AA, A or B) will display a pack date (the day the eggs were washed, graded and placed in the carton). Hard-boiled eggs that are cooled before storing in the refrigerator last up to a week, according to the American Egg Board. But discard them if the shell color changes or feels slimy. To read more, click here.

May 11, 2011
BC News
7 ways to read an egg carton
Certified Humane Raised and Handled: Meets the standards of the Humane Farm Animal Care program--an independent nonprofit. The standards include being cage-free and having sufficient space to engage in natural behaviors such as dust bathing and perching. United Egg Producers Certified: The eggs were produced in compliance with industry-codified standard practices. (More than 80% of commercial eggs carry this seal.) All Natural: The hens eat vegetarian feed, with no animal slaughterhouse products. To read more, click here.

May 5, 2011
Times Union
Treat mom to an exceptional egg breakfast
Eggs On The Run is one of those incredibly easy recipes that children can create all by themselves. Even better, it requires no sharp knives or stove tops, making this recipe a perfect hint to your kids for Mother's Day. After the kids have made it for you, they'll be ready to help out and make it on a busy day when your family is on the run. To read more, click here.

May 4, 2011
Chicago Tribune
The perfect omelet
Raising cooks means instilling certain lifelong skills. Basic egg cooking, for example. As youngsters, the kids mastered scrambled and over-easy. Now that they're on the brink of independence, omelet dexterity seems a requirement. A recent weekend found us all at the stove turning a dozen eggs into Julia-worthy specimens. Some basic rules apply. To read more, click here.

April Issue
Southwest Airline's April issue of Spirit offers readers and egg-stensive section dedicated to our favorite superfood, the egg. Spirit's examination includes articles detailing recipes, egg packaging, backyard hens and more! To peruse the full menu, click here.

April Issue
Men’s Fitness
Big fat lies!
6 grams: Amount of protein in one egg, along with 72 calories. A high-nutrient breakfast gets your body off to a good calorie-burning start.  To read more, click here.

April 2011
Good Eggs
Make sweet and simple Easter eggs this year with our darling dye-free decorating techniques.  To read more, click here.

April Issue
Food Network Magazine
Good eggs
Boil and peel an egg like a pro, then make star-quality deviled eggs. To read more, click here.

April 27, 2011
Detroit Free Press
What to do with all those leftover eggs
So many of us have so many eggs in the fridge the week after Easter. Questions to the Test Kitchen about using up leftover fresh or hard-cooked eggs are a perennial favorite. And there is good news on the cholesterol front. New nutritional data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the American Egg Board's Web site,, shows that one large egg now has 185 milligrams of cholesterol, a 14 percent decrease from a decade ago. To read more, click here.

April 26, 2011
Cincinnati Enquirer
Turn leftover eggs into tasty snacks
The egg, a symbol of spring, is one of our most unique and versatile foods. It even comes in its own convenient package. An essential ingredient in food preparation, eggs, in moderation, are good for us too. They are an excellent source of protein as well as protective antioxidants. It's the season when our attention is drawn to the popular egg, especially with the Easter holiday just behind us and many leftover eggs to be used. To read more, click here.

April 18, 2011
Denver Post
$195 device makes eggs artsy
The Egg-Bot Kit, designed and sold on the Evil Mad Scientist website, prints detailed illustrations on spherical or ellipsoid objects using standard fine- tip markers. Besides eggs, you can ink things such as holiday ornaments, light bulbs and pingpong balls. The device, in essence, is an updated pen plotter.  To read more, click here.

March Issue
Better Homes & Gardens
16 knockout meals
What’s on your list? These super-flexible recipes allow plenty of wiggle room for swapping your family’s must-have ingredients. To read more, click here

March 31, 2011
USA Today
Good sources of vitamin D
Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D; fortified dairy and cereal products often are your best bets. The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 international units (IUs) a day for adults: Egg (1 whole)20.  To read more, click here.

March 31, 2011
To lose weight, stop grazing, eat protein
An English breakfast and two other square meals a day, with lots of protein, may be key for those losing weight to feel full, U.S. researchers say. Heather J. Leidy of the University of Missouri, a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue for this study, said 27 obese and overweight men were divided into a high-protein consuming group and a normal-protein consuming group, but all ate a calorie-restricted diet for 12 weeks -- 750 calories less than their normal diet -- an average of about 2,400 calories per person a day. To read more, click here.

March 27, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Three recipes for brinner (breakfast for dinner)
The best brinners are quick to make, inexpensive and as comfortable as your favorite sweatshirt. I stick to a few ground rules when making brinner for myself or an entire party of people. Prep time for each dish should be 10 minutes or less, ingredients should be readily accessible in the pantry or fridge (bonus if you can use leftovers!), and overall cooking-to-clean up time for each dish should be less than 15-20 minutes. To read more, click here.

March 28, 2011
Serious Eats
Healthy & Delicious: Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin
I've been searching for fast dinners; recipes that can be prepped, cooked, and eaten before Community begins. So, I turn to eggs. Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin, an Iranian-inspired meal from Faye Levy's Feast from the Middle East, to be exact. It comes together in about 15 minutes, chopping included, and is a nice twist on your standard scramble. Health-wise, it's far from a low-fat dish, but that's okay. Healthy food need not be low-fat food, especially when it's packed with protein and produce like this. To read more, click here.

March 16, 2011
The Chicago Tribune
Food finesse
By Julie Deardorff
Omelet lovers should know it's better to beat your eggs than to forgo them altogether. Eggs are a perfect source of protein and contain all nine essential amino acids. The yolk, by the way, is an important part of the package; it contains choline, a nutrient considered essential for cardiovascular and brain function as well as the health of cell membranes. To read more, click here.

March 9, 2011
Montgomery Advertiser
Make meatless meals a favorite this spring
"The general consensus now is saying that eggs have gotten a bad rap," Henson said. "A lot of the research has reached dif­ferent conclusions – that they are a very low-fat way to get high-quality protein." Even TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz has weighed in on the benefits of eggs. On his Feb. 14 show, the cardiothoracic surgeon recom­mended eggs as a cheap way to include good protein in a healthy diet. To read more, click here.

March 6, 2011
Convenience Store News
The top ten breakfast trends of 2011
From energy drinks and fresh coffee prepared at home to oatmeal served all day long, The Food Channel lists its Top 10 Breakfast Trends in 2011: #10. Eggs Crack the Top Ten – eggs to hatch a big comeback this year. To read more, click here.

March 1, 2011
Mashup Mom
Giveaway – American Egg Board
This one is sponsored by the American Egg Board — yup, the same people who have been bringing us those great $.55/2 dozen egg coupons regularly (love coupons for whole foods!). They’re sponsoring this giveaway of two poach pods and an egg timer to help spread the word about this new nutritional data and health information about eggs: According to new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition data*, eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought. To read more, click here.

February Issue
Eating Well
Snack on this
If you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up and trying to stay on a diet, a good snack can help you stay on track. These easy snacks, including savory parmesan popcorn, dressed-up hard-boiled eggs and refreshing smoothie pops, all come in at 100 calories or less and can carry you through those afternoon lulls.  To read more, click here.

February Issue
Men’s Journal
Everything you know about nutrition is wrong
The egg – long avoided because of its high cholesterol level – is actually a nutrient-loaded, protein-rich power food.  To read more, click here.

February Issue
Martha Stewart Living
The magic of meringue
In an exclusive look at her new baking show, Martha Bakes, Martha explains how easy it is to turn egg whites and sugar into two stunning yet simple desserts.  To read more, click here.

February 26, 2011
WFMW: Cracking the egg myth
I was so excited to read about how Kitchen Play is partnering with the American Egg Board to crack open some egg myths. Mainly that...the incredible, edible egg is now even more incredible than ever. For the full scoop, check out this report: Many Americans have shied away from eggs – despite their taste, value, convenience and nutrition – for fear of dietary cholesterol. However, more than 40 years of research have shown that healthy adults can eat eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease. To read more, click here.

February 24, 2011
Utah Deal Diva
Giveaway: Boutique Items, Yoplait, Soft Scrub & more!
One reader will win an egg poacher and egg timer from the American Egg Board! This part of the Giveaway is for Utah Deal Diva Facebook fans only! _If you don't already "Like" Utah Deal Diva on Facebook, head on over and click the button! It's a great place to ask questions, comment on posts and get additional information about Utah sales. Friday, 2/25 I'll post a status update on Facebook letting everyone know how you can enter to win these fun products from the American Egg Board. It will be super easy! To read more, click here.

February 21, 2011
Salt Lake Tribune
Eggs: Now better for you than ever
There is good news for those who like eggs and toast for breakfast. The amount of cholesterol in a standard large egg is 12 percent lower than recorded in 2002, and the amount of vitamin D has increased 64 percent, according to new data published by the United States Department of Agriculture. To read more, click here.

February 20, 2011
Sunday Denver Post
Tips for traveling, weight watching
By Helen Anders
Do eat breakfast. You’ll start the day with more energy for moving around and less hunger at lunch time. The trick that often trips me up: Don’t just grab a muffin. Take the time and trouble to find some eggs and/or fruit. To read more, click here.

February 8, 2011
USA Today
USDA: Eggs' cholesterol level better than cracked up to be
Eggs have taken a beating for years because they are high in dietary cholesterol, but a new study shows that eggs today contain a lot less cholesterol than they did a decade ago. The drop in cholesterol may be because of changes in hens' diets, the way the animals are bred or other factors. A large egg has about 185 milligrams of cholesterol, down from 215 milligrams, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  To read more, click here.

February 3, 2011
Ten healthy snacks to eat at your desk

By Susan Adams
Ideally office snacks should provide 200 calories or less. But Bowden also recommends even lower-cal choices, like a single hard-boiled egg. One egg has around 70 calories and is packed with five or six grams of protein. To read more, click here.

January/February Issue
WebMD Magazine Anatomy of an Egg
Reviewed by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RH/LD
The yolk is the major source of the egg’s vitamins and minerals. Egg whites are an excellent source of low-fat protein. To read more, click here.

January/February Issue
Weight Watcher’s Magazine
It’s your turn!
Snacks we love! Build satisfying snacks for fewer PointsPlus values. Try some of our faves, like one hard-boiled egg plus one cup of cucumber slices.  To read more, click here.

January Issue
Real Simple
The 30 healthiest foods
Eggs: The whites offer up protein with minimal calories (and zero fat or cholesterol). The yolks are awash with vitmain B12 and vitamin A. Try this: Make a sandwich with whole-grain bread, sliced hard-cooked eggs, tomatoes, olives, anchovies, red onion and a drizzle of olive oil. To read more, click here.

January Issue
Runner's World
Smart start: Best foods and drinks for a healthy New Year
Eggs: An excellent source of protein, eggs are rich in choline – a nutrient not found in many foods but vital for healthy brain cells and memory. Two eggs contain half your recommended intake.  To read more,
click here.

January 31, 2011
Health and fitness: Fuel the body in the morning for healthy day
By Dianne Moeller
Protein is the most satisfying thing you can eat for breakfast. Eating high-quality protein in the morning gives you a sense of fullness that will stave off hunger and help reduce the amount of food you eat later in the day. Sources of good-quality protein include eggs, cottage cheese, plain yogurt (especially Greek yogurt), kefir, milk, beans, meats, high-protein cereals, nuts and nut butters. To read more, click here.

January 30, 2011
USA Today
New U.S. diet guidelines urge less salt, more dairy
By Nanci Hellmich
"The guidelines are achievable goals," says Elizabeth Ward, a registered dietitian in Boston who is writing a book on them for the American Dietetic Association. Make smart substitutions each day
In practical terms, she says, that means eating an egg, whole-grain toast and fruit for breakfast instead of sugary cereal, toaster treats or a plain bagel with cream cheese.  To read more, click here.

January 31, 2011
Epicurean Bliss
When an egg met a cupcake tin…
Eggs are always a staple in my diet, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Few things are as simple, fresh, and filling as a well-prepared egg, be it poached, fried, or scrambled, and I’m constantly searching for new ways to make eggs outside of the typically “sunny-side-up on toast” stand-by. To read more, click here.

January 26, 2011
The Healthy Housewife
Protein-packed egg salad
Eggs: High in protein, great source of choline for brain function and health, and reduce inflammation. Mustard: Low in calories, cholesterol free, stimulates digestion and appetite. To read more, click here.

January 25, 2011
Yum Sugar
Fresh starts: Black bean omelet
I've been sticking to a double-whammy of a New Year's resolution: to eat healthy as well as on a budget. My latest Saturday a.m. staple is this unusual omelet, filled with cumin-laced black beans and crumbled feta. It's everything one could ask for in a breakfast — salty, creamy, and filling — but it clocks in at under 350 calories and about $1.50 per serving. To read more, click here.

January 25, 2011
Eggs for dinner
Eggs are high in filling protein, and contrary to popular belief, they won't raise your cholesterol as much as meat. Take them beyond breakfast tonight. To read more, click here.

January 24, 2011
Interpretive Stance
Frickin’ fantastic frittata
Once again, it's a good thing I like eggs because the basis of many of my morning meals are, in fact, eggs. And the following variation of my frittata recipe can be eating for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Really, eggs are good any time of the day. To read more, click here.

January 24, 2011
The Poultry Federation
“Incredible Edible Egg” national ad campaign launched
America's egg farmers have introduced "You Do Everything," a new national advertising campaign for the "incredible edible egg" focusing on how an all-natural, high-quality protein breakfast can contribute to a successful day. To read more, click here.

January 21, 2011
Eggs poach attention in scrambled diets
By Dale Buss
The nation’s concern about childhood obesity and junk food plays right into the hands of America’s egg producers. And they’re trying to take better advantage of their position with a new series of TV ads that are running on Good Morning America, the Food Network and elsewhere. “You Do Everything” is the title of the new campaign from the American Egg Board, and it's both a play on the robust nutritional profile of eggs as well as a nod toward the parents who are being nudged to feed them to their kids. To read more, click here.

January 21, 2011
The Times-Picayune
Protein adds muscle to that all-important first meal
By Molly Kimball
Though the amount of protein needed at breakfast varies by person, generally aim for 10 to 30 grams. (A large egg has 7 grams of protein; 3 ounces of lean meat provide about 20 to 25 grams of protein.) 
To read more, click here.

January 21, 2011
HeraldNet (WA)
Dish is eggs-actly what we wanted
By Judyrae Kruse
At any rate, on the subject of eggs, those clever folks at have come up with a funky muffin frittata. It's said to be great as an appetizer as well as a grab-and-go breakfast, and it can be made the night before, refrigerated and then just nuked whenever needed. To read more, click here.

January 18, 2011
Spaghetti Betty
Breakfast love
One of the things I learned in culinary school was that eggs can last a long time in the fridge.  The date on them is one of those things that just keeps you buying more.  The only thing that happens overtime is the yolk gets smaller as the air exposure increases. So that means lots of fun egg-ey breakfast sandwiches! My favorite is probably spinach, cheese and egg on whole wheat toast. To read more, click here.

January 15, 2011
Dietitian Debunks Nutrition Myths
Protein provides long-lasting energy and helps you feel full. Include protein in your meals and snacks such as hard-boiled eggs, low-fat cheese or yogurt.  To read more, click here.

January 13, 2011
Kiowa County Signal (NC)
Egg whites or whole eggs?
By Mike Geary
By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you're essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients... it's not even worth trying to list them all. To read more, click here.

January 13, 2011
Garden Guides
About eggs
By Leigh Kelly
According to the American Egg Board, there are approximately 235 million egg-laying birds in the United States. Each of these birds lays between 250 and 300 eggs per year. This high production coupled with the automated process of collecting, sorting, washing and packaging eggs keeps the cost of eggs relatively low.  To read more, click here.

January 11, 2011
The Eyeopener
Recipe: Quirky salsa quiche
By Lesia Polischuk
With exactly three ingredients, these quiches are sure to fill the stomach of any student with a healthy appetite and an underweight wallet. Filled with the protein of eggs, calcium of cheese, and overall healthiness of veggies — stealthily hidden in the salsa — it’s versatile enough to be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  To read more, click here.

December Issue
Women’s Health
Your flat belly day
By Keri Glassman, RD
The protein in eggs can help build muscle, plus eggs contain vitamin B, which is vital for breaking down fat. In one study, people who had two eggs at breakfast ate 164 fewer calories at lunch.  To read more, click here.

December Issue
Better Homes & Gardens
Make-ahead brunch
Start the day with presents, followed by a meal that’s special and easygoing. All the prep work is done ahead of time – just pop the strata in the oven when you wake up. As it bakes, toss the salad and glaze the steamed pudding.  To read more, click here.

December Issue
Runner’s World
The Athlete’s Palate: Mushroom and spinach egg crepes
Eggs are rich in choline, a nutrient that aids memory. “The crepe is a light envelope for whatever herbs and vegetables you want to put inside,” says Wells.  To read more, click here.

December 29, 2010
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Newsletter
Hump day dinner
This dish comes together in a snap using few ingredients. It's from the American Egg Board. [Includes Creamy Pasta and Egg Skillet photo and recipe]. To read more, click here.

December 27, 2010
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
It’s not too late to be a good egg
By Jan Uebelherr
We're cruising fast toward New Year's Eve, and maybe you're tired of the holidays. All that eating and cooking. Unfortunately, some people don't have such an embarrassment of riches. Here's an easy way to help them: It's called the Good Egg Project, and all you have to do is post a recipe, picture or video on the "Incredible Edible Egg Facebook Wall."  To read more, click here.

December 26, 2010
Vienna Patch
Make the most of your holiday leftovers
By Christine Neff
Sands, who attended and then taught at L'Academie de Cuisine before starting his cooking school, recommended several ways to turn leftovers into scrumptious new meals. With ham, Sands likes to cube it and add it to an egg and vegetable frittata as a hearty breakfast or anytime meal. Other leftovers, such as zucchini and green beans, even pasta, can be added to the dish, said Sands.  To read more, click here.

December 24, 2010
Mind-Body Psychotherapy
An egg a day
An egg a day may keep the eye doctor away. Antioxidants in egg yolks can help protect against age-related vision problems. Egg yolks are a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that accumulate in the eyes and help protect the retinas from sun damage.  To read more, click here.

December 22, 2010
Butterworth Jo
5 benefits of eggs as a low calorie snack
If someone is asked about their top five low calorie snacks, chances are, eggs would be one of them. Eggs may be one of the plainest and most simple type of food in the culinary kingdom but they are revered by many. This article has a look at the top five benefits of eggs as a low calorie snack.  To read more, click here.

December 22, 2010
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Pack creativity into lunches
By Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer
Even though eggs are often associated with breakfast, they can make great lunch foods, too. Consider packing up hard-cooked eggs as part of a lunch with a side of baby tomatoes and sliced cucumbers and pita bread. Or make a frittata and include healthy vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.  To read more, click here.

December 22, 2010
McClatchy Tribune
Start your holiday with breakfast strata
By Diann Greene
Make your holiday morning stress free by preparing an egg strata the night, or even weeks, before. Just reheat Christmas morning and you have a special breakfast treat. Strata is a layered egg and bread casserole (its name means “layers” in Italian) that can include a variety of ingredients such as meat, seasonal vegetables or leftovers. It is a great way to feed a crowd and perfect dish to serve for breakfast, bunch, lunch or dinner.  To read more, click here.

December 21, 2010
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Giving raider what they want, with cookies to spare for Christmas
By Nancy Stohs
Another favorite seasonal ingredient that will be going in my freezer: eggnog. According to the American Egg Board, store-bought eggnog freezes well and will last for at least several months. You can freeze it in the original carton, but it's best to remove a little of the eggnog first to allow extra space for expansion. Seal it with strong tape and seal well with plastic wrap or in a large zipper-lock bag.  To read more, click here.

December 21, 2010
Belleville News-Democrat (IL)
Christmas Day brunch: From breakfast to lunch and perhaps beyond
By Suzanne Boyle
The trick to hosting Christmas brunch is to offer a variety of food that can transition from breakfast to lunch and perhaps beyond -- although by that time you might be ready to send everybody packing with their gifts and good cheer. The beauty of these egg casserole dishes is that they take minutes to assemble and should be made the night before. Just pop in the oven the next morning and it's ready in an hour.  To read more, click here.

December 21, 2010
6 ways to throw a great party for less
Favorite money-saving party tip: "My secret trick for saving money but still throwing parties: brunch parties," says Gand."Eggs are a cheap source of protein, and they're so flexible," she says.
To read more, click here.

December 20, 2010
NBC Chicago
A bangin’ body for NYE
By Kim Peiffer
Think simple meals. For example; eggs, fruit and whole grain toast for breakfast, salad with veggies, legumes, and fish or chicken for lunch, and chicken and veggies for dinner.  To read more, click here.

December 19, 2010
World Physique
Healthy egg breakfasts to try
Recent studies have found that adding at least one egg to your breakfast can more satisfying than eating something like a bagel with the same amount of calories. This allows you to feel fuller and no need to snack before lunch.  To read more, click here.

December 14, 2010
Huffington Post
Are brown eggs more nutritious than white? Test your egg IQ
By Michelle Madden
The Grade Of An Egg Indicates How Nutritious It Is: True or False? False. It is simply an indication of size, as well as quality of the exterior and interior. Processors have to pay to have their eggs graded.
To read more, click here.

December 14, 2010
Time Out Chicago Blog
Exchange holiday recipes for charity
The winter holidays bring more recipe searches on than any other time of year. In the spirit of the demand for quick, easy, and tasty ideas, the Incredible Edible Egg is dishing out a few simple egg recipes, as well as holding a holiday recipe exchange on its Facebook page.  To read more, click here.

December 14, 2010
The Bismarck Tribune
Breakfast matters, especially during the holidays
By Karen Herzog
Hearty breakfasts give families the protein to energize them as they scatter for last-minute shopping and other holiday activities. Plus, they're a great balance for all the sugary sweets that people nosh on during the festivities. (Includes recipe for egg breakfast casserole).  To read more, click here.

December 13, 2010
Christian Science Monitor
Artichoke and potato frittata
By Nora Dunne
Like an omelette, but bigger and better, a frittata is very simple to make, and an open canvas. When we were young, finicky eaters, my mom kept it simple with spinach and lots of grated Romano cheese. Cooks can substitute my favorite ingredient combination for anything else, other veggies, meat, cheese, etc. Frittatas work in any season, for any meal of the day, can be cooked in advance, served hot or cold, and even look kind of gourmet when serving guests.  To read more, click here.

December 13, 2010
Staten Island Live
12 days in the kitchen
By Pamela Silvestri
Rely on eggs for an inexpensive protein centerpiece. For a quick quiche, grease a pie pan with 3 tablespoons oil. Coat the bottom with a handful or two of seasoned breadcrumbs. Spread 2 cups of sauteed veggies (i.e. a combination of diced onion, spinach and sliced mushrooms) atop the breadcrumbs. Whisk together 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks with 2 cups of cream or milk. Cover veggies with egg mixture.  To read more, click here.

December 12, 2010
Feed your body, feed your brain: Nutritional tips to speed recovery
By Mary Ann Keatley, PhD, CCC and Laura L. Whittemore
Balance small meals with a combination of protein, healthy fats and oils, and carbohydrates. Proteins include fish, lean meats, nuts, and eggs. Healthy fats and oils can be found in avocados, seeds, and nuts. Carbohydrates are found in vegetables, fresh fruits, and grains.  To read more, click here.

December 9, 2010
Get Fit for 2011-Super Foods to Enhance Your Running
Now that we know the link between cholesterol in eggs and heart disease was largely flawed science, it's time to get cracking. The protein found in eggs has a very high "biological value." … In other words, egg protein can be more effective at repairing and building lean body mass than protein from a number of other food sources.  To read more, click here.

December 9, 2010
Be Well Philly
The Nutcracker Ballerina Diet: How ballerina Katelyn Prominski stays slim
What’s a normal day look like for you diet-wise?
For breakfast, I usually eat Greek yogurt with granola, jam and flax seeds. For lunch I like a sandwich or bacon, egg and cheese bagel.  To read more, click here.

December 9, 2010
Eat right, and take control of your health
By Katrina Bertol
Always eat breakfast. Eating breakfast is important for sustaining energy levels and aiding in blood sugar management. Choose a healthy breakfast that is: high in complex carbohydrates (oatmeal, cereals, fruits, vegetables); high in fiber (whole-grain cereals and breads and ground flax); rich in protein (nuts, seeds, soy milk, organic milk and yogurt, eggs, protein powders); enriched with good fats (nuts, seeds, healthy oils like extra virgin olive, flax and coconut). To read more, click here.

December 8, 2010
The Daily WD
Desperation Dinners: Fried Egg Sandwich
Although a fried egg sandwich is a simple dish, it's so delicious, it shouldn't be regulated to just breakfast time. In fact, my favorite version of a fried egg sandwich is elegant enough to enjoy at dinner.  To read more, click here.

December 8, 2010
Prep work takes stress out of bunch
A strata, or layered egg, day-old bread, and cheese dish, is made the night before and rested in the refrigerator. The bread soaks up the batter overnight and is baked in the morning. What could be easier for Christmas or New Year's Day?  To read more, click here.

December 8, 2010
Shopping Tips Can Help Keep Weight Off
She also likes whole eggs -- yolk and all. "Skip the bagel in the morning and fuel up with protein. It's going to stick with you longer," Asplin said. "I really believe in eating the whole egg because there are some valuable nutrients in the yolk that you don't get other places so easily."  To read more, click here.

December 7, 2010
That’s Fit
Man-worthy healthy egg recipes
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then eggs are your ticket to a great start in the morning. One egg contains roughly 6 grams of protein and is packed with choline, a chemical similar to a B-vitamin which provides many benefits, including protecting livers from accumulating fat.  To read more, click here.

December 7, 2010
Why Eating a Good Breakfast is Not Just for Champions
By Brian Funk
A healthy breakfast should include a variety of foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low or non-fat dairy and lean protein. Consuming protein, like eggs for instance, has been said to reduce hunger more significantly than eating a breakfast higher in carbohydrates.  To read more, click here.

December 5, 2010
For Your Health: Debunking common fatty food fallacies
By Jaclyn Stevens
Last, but certainly not least are eggs. Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad reputation for clogging arteries. However, new research has let eggs off the hook for dieters and the friendly white and yellow food has found its way into many diet routines. One egg alone contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals, protein, (and yes, more) healthy unsaturated fats. On top of these benefits, one egg also contains about 75 calories. Yep, that’s it.  To read more, click here.

December 4, 2010
Healthy and Satisfying Breakfast Ideas
Protein and Fiber! These two nutrients are slowly digested in the body, which is why you will stay full longer than those sugar loaded pastries. Protein comes in the form of low fat meats, eggs, beans, or dairy while fiber can be found in whole-grains, veggies, and fruits. This combination is ideal for any breakfast!
To read more, click here.

December 2, 2010
Rockville Centre Patch (NY)
How to have a healthy holiday
By Judy Griffin
Revitalize and manage cravings with a protein filled breakfast. Try some oatmeal with nuts or an egg with a piece of whole grain toast. Alcohol decreases protein synthesis in the body, so eggs and nuts will restore energy.  To read more, click here.

December 1, 2010
Staten Island Live
Scrambled eggs with a creamy lift
By Pamela Silvestri
In our Turk-a-thon blog, readers surprised me this and last year with questions about cooking eggs. That’s not surprising considering eggs are cheap and a great protein to add to a meal. Plus it’s a great way to stretch out leftovers — add a poached egg atop an open-faced turkey sandwich, hot stuffing or what have you.  To read more, click here.

November Issue

Break out of your breakfast rut
Breakfast can be a dieter’s best friend. “It jump-starts your metabolism while keeping you from snacking mindlessly and overeating throughout the day,” says David Grotto, RD, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. “Add nutrients and flavor to a plain two-egg omelet by folding in leftovers, like chicken, sautéed spinach or roasted squash.”  To read more, click here.

November Issue
Men’s Health
Huevos rancheros
These “ranch-style” eggs make a rib-sticking breakfast, but they’re just as delicious for dinner. The protein from eggs (along with fiber from the beans) will keep you satisfied for hours.  To read more, click here.

November 29, 2010 Nutrition Data
Stop throwing away those yolks!
Eggs are are a super-nutritious food. But when you throw away the yolks, you're throwing a lot of nutrition away. Egg whites are basically just water and high-quality protein. But the yolk contains almost as much protein as the white! Plus the yolk contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, omega-3s, and an array of vitamins including A, D, and B12.  To read more, click here.

November 24, 2010
In pictures: 10 best healthy and delicious snacks
A Hard-Boiled Egg: Hard-boiled eggs are easy and portable, and with so much protein, they will keep you full for hours. It's a delicious snack that's less than 100 calories.  To read more, click here.

November 24, 2010
Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Prosciutto and onion frittata
This recipe is from the Los Angeles Times, but frittatas are wonderfully adaptable to whatever you have in the house. Try cubed ham or cooked, crumbled bacon as a substitute for the prosciutto here, or stir in some baby spinach leaves after the onions are cooked.  To read more, click here.

November 18, 2010
Your Hub Denver
Egg farmers to donate to Food Bank of the Rockies
This year, Coloradans are still being hit hard and the surges in the demand for emergency food assistance continue, as one in eight people struggle to put food on the table.  The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association, a membership organization representing Colorado egg producers, is committed to doing what's right for our community.   Partnering with Mix 100 - Denver's best music mix radio station on channel 100.3 FM - CEP will donate 50,000 eggs to the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver.  To read more, click here.

November 17, 2010
Baltimore Sun
Keeping it light on Thanksgiving
Start your day right Thanksgiving morning, don’t skip breakfast thinking that you won’t “fill up” for the impending feast. Make sure you have a sensible breakfast that keeps you satisfied to thwart the cravings to sneak a taste while cooking. Some options: oatmeal made with skim milk and topped with fruit (frozen works well); an egg with whole wheat toast; or peanut butter and bananas on whole wheat toast.
To read more, click here.

November 16, 2010
San Jose Mercury News
Does heat kill egg protein?
DEAR DR. BLONZ: I am trying to counter claims by a friend that frying an egg destroys more protein than poaching the egg. Can this be true? What happens when you heat egg white? -- D.G., Fremont
DEAR D.G.: As long as you do not overcook the eggs, there is no evidence that your friend’s claim would be true. Let’s go through what happens when you cook egg white. Individual protein molecules are long chains of amino acids, and when viewed three dimensionally, those in an egg are each folded among themselves like crumbled strips of paper. Raw egg white is almost 90 percent water by weight, and the proteins are suspended in the clear, viscous liquid.  To read more, click here.

November 16, 2010
The Weekly Citizen
400 eggs cracked for giant omelette
On Sunday afternoon, Louisiana Festival of Festival-goers gathered around a huge skillet to watch representatives from Abbeville’s Giant Omelette Celebration as they cooked up an omelette using 400 eggs, much smaller than the giant 5,000 egg omelette cooked at Abbeville’s celebration but still a sight to see.  To read more, click here.

November 13, 2010
CBS News
Fight holiday weight gain before the holidays!
Breakfast, Skolnik stresses, is "hugely important" for weight loss. "Breakfast skippers have higher BMIs (Body Mass Indexes) than people who eat breakfast," she says. "So, you want to eat breakfast, and having protein at breakfast really helps, whether it's eggs, yogurt, cheese, or lox (a form of salmon), a New York favorite - the idea is to get some protein in, which will help you feel fuller longer, and you tend to eat less later in the day.  To read more, click here.

November 12, 2010
ABC 27
Better fast-food breakfasts
Instead, consider Dunkin' Donuts' ham, egg, and cheese Wake Up Wrap, with just 200 calories and 4.5 grams of saturated fat. And if Starbucks is your go-to morning stop, side step the Raspberry Scone. It has 500 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat. Far better: Starbuck's Perfect Oatmeal without the extras. It has 140 calories and just a half-gram of saturated fat.  To read more, click here.

November 12, 2010
Easy dishes for before -- and after -- the Thanksgiving feast
On Thanksgiving Day in particular, traditions vary. Some sit down for the meal in the early afternoon; others wait until sundown. Either way, it's important to fuel up for a morning -- or full day -- of cooking. In most cases, that means figuring out a way to cobble together an additional meal that doesn't require work -- and doesn't consist of picking at unbaked stuffing or unmashed potatoes. The answer? Eggs. Packed with protein for a much-needed energy boost, they make sense eaten at 6 a.m. or noon.  To read more, click here.

November 11, 2010
The Pampered Kitchen
Eggs: The perfect diet food?
Versatile, packed with nutrients and containing only 75 calories each, eggs may just be one of the most perfect diet foods readily available. In fact, dietary research conducted during the past 30 years has shown that eggs are not only safe to eat as part of a healthy diet, but also deliver numerous nutritional benefits. It's time to crack some of the misconceptions about eggs and highlight the reasons why they're so important to our overall health.  To read more, click here.

November 11, 2010
Fit Day
The pros and cons of eggs
By Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Eggs are naturally nutrient-dense, which means they have many nutrients but are relatively low in calories. One large egg has a mere 70 calories but is loaded with 13 important nutrients. Eggs have been shown to be essential for weight management, healthy brain and eye function, and optimal health during pregnancy. To read more, click here.

November 10, 2010
Stacey Snacks
What’s for lunch?
Beet & egg salad on arugula Beets and eggs are a great combination. I always have hard boiled eggs in the fridge. They are great to have on hand for a quick protein snack or sliced on a tuna sandwich.  To read more, click here.

November 9, 2010
The Wall Street Journal
Training for Iron Man triathlons at age 70
By Jen Murphy
Dr. Maroon is a proponent of the Mediterranean diet—lots of fruit, vegetables and protein. "I avoid all whites," he says. "No white rice, sugar, pasta, salt." Dr. Maroon eats salmon, which is rich in Omega-3 fats, three to four days a week. He eats foods that he says naturally reduce inflammation, such as green tea, which he drinks three times a day. For breakfast, he makes a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, bananas and nuts and will also have a poached egg with a piece of lox for extra protein. To read more, click here.

November 8, 2010
Modern Home, Modern Baby Eggs for baby?
What to do with the whites? Do you know of the debate around giving baby egg yolks and/or egg whites? Our pediatrician recommended that we start feeding the baby the whole egg – that there was little evidence that feeding a baby egg whites would promote some sort of bad reaction. Speaking of eggs, did you know that hard boiled eggs will spin? Good to know when the cooked ones somehow intermingle with the not cooked ones. To read more, click here.

November 5, 2010
Fitness Tales from an Everyday Girl
Guest blogger: Breakfast of champions
By Rebecca Finkel
A great source of protein, B vitamins and choline, eggs are a great way to start the day and like oatmeal, they lend themselves to creativity. I happen to love making omelettes with onions, mushrooms and chard but your preference might be scrambled, poached or hard-boiled with cheese, tomato or spinach. Throw on some vegetables and you can't go wrong.  To read more, click here.

November 4, 2010
Hometown Focus
Healthy for life
By Julie Asbach
Eat Right. Feeding the brain is very important to help it perform at its best. The most important nutrients are the omega-3’s, found in fish such as salmon, tuna or cod liver oil. Choline, the B vitamin, is another one, which is found in egg yolks and nuts.  To read more, click here.

November 4, 2010
These breakfasts might make everyone a morning person
By Mary Constantine
Ask a nutritionist about breakfast, and inevitably she will tell you it's the most important meal of the day. Yet it's also the most dismissed meal of the day. During the workweek, morning chores often rob us of the time we need to prepare a hearty meal, but the weekends are a different story. That's the time to indulge in breakfast splendor, and these recipes are perfect for doing just that. (Featuring three egg dishes).
To read more, click here.

November 2, 2010
Beth’s Journey
Just add an egg
Ever since I gave up eating meat back in February 2010, I’ve tried to be really conscious of making sure that I have protein in every meal. Most of the protein I get is through beans, cheese, nuts, greek yogurt, tofu, and eggs. Eggs are one of my absolute favorite sources of protein because they are so versatile, so delicious, and so quick to prepare.  To read more, click here.

November 2, 2010
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1931 diet tips still relevant today
By Carolyn O’Neil
Rethink that egg white omelet. The nutrient choline, found in yolks, helps support the brain’s neurotransmitters and is linked to new memory cell production. 1931 advice: “The egg yolk is of much greater value than the white, as it contains the majority of the minerals and vitamins.”
To read more, click here.

November 1, 2010
Kentucky Post
Consumer reports rates breakfast to go
By Suzanne Murray
Your mother was onto something: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Besides the energy boost, eating a good breakfast can help control your cholesterol, blood sugar levels and help you maintain a healthy weight. In addition to peanut butter, other great sources for lean protein are yogurt, skim milk, cottage cheese and eggs. To read more, click here.

October 31, 2010
Gourmet Mom on the Go
Egg farm tour & a giveaway!
By Michelle McLaws
Hi Everyone! It’s Gourmet Sister (Michelle) back from an "egg-citing trip" to Silverton, Oregon and the Willamette Egg Farm (and I brought back some goodies for you!). The folks at the Good Egg Project flew me out to tour an egg farm run by the Satrum family. I was really impressed with the cleanliness of the hen houses.  To read more, click here.

October 29, 2010
Beach Shorts: News in brief from the Jacksonville Beaches area
Eggs and the environment: Atlantic Beach resident Jacques Klempf, chief executive officer of Dixie Egg Co., told the Jacksonville Beach Noon Lions Club this week that America's egg farmers are committed to protecting the environment while tending to their chickens. To read more, click here.

October 29, 2010
Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata
This egg dish can be combined the night before, refrigerated, and then cooked in the morning when you are ready to serve brunch.  To read more, click here.

October 29, 2010
Farmers Try To Boost Sales By Landing On Big Menus
Almost 40 years ago, McDonalds helped transform the egg business, introducing the Egg McMuffin. Since then, any number of chains have added their own breakfast menus, including Subway, which has started offering breakfast in all of its 24,000 stores, said Kevin Burkum, senior vice president of marketing at the Park Ridge, Ill.-based American Egg Board. "What we see then is tremendous growth, more stores offering breakfast," Burkum said. "And we have seen hundreds of millions more eggs being sold as a result." To read more, click here.

October 28, 2010
Q&A: Vitamin D gets its turn in the supplements spotlight
Q: What foods contain vitamin D?
A: Not many, says Lauren Niemes, executive director of the Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati. Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna contain it, along with egg yolks and beef liver.  To read more, click here.

October 27, 2010
Climate: Scrambled Eggs Could Be a Climate Solution
“…the membrane of an eggshell can absorb almost seven times its weight in carbon dioxide—and once the gas is trapped, it can be stored…the U.S. alone consumes around 75 billion eggs a year, and that's just a slice of the global egg market, which is dominated by China. The study authors point out that we would need to develop an industrial system for separating eggshells before this method could be used to actually take CO2 out of the atmosphere…”  To read more, click here.

October 26, 2010
Most egg production worldwide continues to be in traditional cage housing
PR Newswire

The vast majority of commercial egg production around the world continues to be in traditional cage housing, according to the latest statistics reported by the International Egg Commission (IEC) and released today by the United Egg Producers, America's largest cooperative of egg farmers nationwide.
Approximately 85 percent of eggs worldwide are produced in traditional cages, according to the IEC report. Thirty of the 35 countries which the IEC surveyed had more than half of their eggs produced in modern cages, and 15 of the 35 countries produced more than 90 percent of their eggs in cages. To read more, click here.

October 26, 2010
Food Notes
America's Egg Farmers and N.C. Egg Farmers are hosting a free egg breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road.  To read more, click here.

October 26, 2010
Nutrition notes: Don’t base your diet on these nutrition myths
The “brown vs. white” myth has carried over into the egg department as well. While they may look more natural, brown eggs have no additional nutritional benefits over white. Nor are they higher quality or more flavorful. Hen color determines the eggshell color. White feather hens lay white eggs; red feather hens lay brown eggs.  To read more, click here.

October 24, 2010
Carolina Sauce Company
Interesting Egg Facts
During my visit to the North Carolina State Fair earlier this week, I picked up a brochure from the Good Egg Project and Got to Be NC program which included some interesting information on eggs, egg farming and egg recipes. Although eggs have gotten a bad rap in some circles, they can be part of a healthy diet and are an excellent source of protein.  To read more, click here.

October 23, 2010
Kitchen of a Runner
Eggs Part 5: Mastering the Omelet (BBQ Chicken Style)
Besides fried eggs, my favorite way to cook this delicate protein is in the form of an omelet.
To read more, click here.

October 23, 2010
Confessions of a Kitchen Failure
Ham & Egg Baked Omelet
In my quest for filling and healthy breakfasts I've been trying to embrace eggs more, especially since you can make them in a casserole form and quickly reheat in the microwave each morning before work.
To read more, click here.

October 18, 2010
Denver Post
Ask doc about heart disease, eggs
Q. I had a heart attack and had two stents inserted in my arteries. I love eggs, but limit them to one or two a week. I just read that studies found that eggs are not related to heart attacks. Are eggs really OK to eat every day? — Lynn, via e-mail

A. Eggs are such a good source of high-quality protein and nutrients that we would love to egg you on. Eating more than one egg a day doesn't raise heart attack or stroke risk for healthy people, even though the yolk has more cholesterol than the average sirloin steak, which you should think of as poison because of the saturated fat in it.  To read more, click here.

October 14, 2010
The Gracious Pantry
Clean eating: Garlic, mushroom and spinach frittata
Frittatas are a great breakfast when you want something simple and quick to make. While the baking takes 30 minutes, the assembly time is minimal. The wonderful thing about Frittatas is that you can put just about anything in them.  To read more, click here.

October 8, 2010
A Dozen Ways to Branch Out When Cooking With Eggs
“It's World Egg Day! On this day every year, the International Egg Commission tries to raise awareness about the benefits of eggs. Although 2010's been a rough year for ovoid food safety, eggs remain a worldwide staple because they're healthy, affordable, easy to prepare, and, of course, delicious.”
To read more, click here.

October 8, 2010
Food Producers Fighting Hunger
Eggs are one of the most economical and nutritious of foods and will be important in responding to malnutrition and starvation, Novus executive vice president for marketing and sales Dr. Giovannia Gasperoni said. To read more, click here.

October 8, 2010
Early Morning Run
5 for Friday
“Today is World Egg Day. According to the International Egg Commission, today "countries around the world will be joining in the celebration of the egg." And there are "at least a dozen good reasons why the egg deserves its own day of celebration. Among the reasons: eggs are extremely versatile, they have high nutrient density, and anytime of the day is the right time for eggs.”  To read more, click here.

October 7, 2010
Phoenix New Times
By Shannon Armour
Tomorrow is World Egg Day and we can't think of a better way to spend it then eating breakfast for dinner in our jammies. Friday October 8th, starting at 5 p.m., join Hickman's Family Farms for the second annual "PJ's & Eggs" event. 14 valley breakfast restaurants will be opening their doors for dinner for one night only to help benefit the Arizona Children's Association's statewide foster care programs. To read more, click here.

October 7, 2010
Subway Eggs on Consumers to Buy Breakfast
“In recognition of World Egg Day 2010, Subway Restaurants and America's egg farmers will help feed those in need in the nation's capital, where D.C. residents will have the opportunity to join them. Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, through World Egg Day on Friday, Oct. 8, America's egg farmers will donate an egg for every egg breakfast sandwich purchased from 7 to 11 a.m. at any of the 480 Subway restaurants in the greater D.C. area.”  To read more, click here.

October 7, 2010
Egg-citing Facts
“Eggs are rich in Vitamins, particularly Vitamin A, B complex, D and E, which are all essential in eye, nerve, bone and skin health. They are also good source of iodine, zinc, selenium, calcium and iron for healthy blood and immune system. But eggs are richest in protein. One egg has 6 grams of high quality protein essential for nerve health and muscle repair and development.”  

October 6, 2010
Help celebrate World Egg Day and contribute to a good cause
"Not only is 'breakfast for dinner' a fun way to spend time with the family, the meal is quick, nutritious and economical," said Clint Hickman, vice president of sales for Hickman's Family Farms. "We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate 'World Egg Day' by bringing families together in their pajamas for a special breakfast to support Arizona's Children." To read more, click here.

October 6, 2010
5 great brain food snacks
By Mindy Wright
Eggs contain the nutrient choline, which is necessary for the complete development of the memory center of a child's brain. An Iowa State University study found that about 90% of diets are choline deficient, so make sure your kids get enough choline in their diet.  To read more, click here.

October 6, 2010
News OK/The Oklahoman
Tasty breakfast can be healthy
By Becky Varner
Breakfast should include a source of protein, carbohydrate and a small amount of fat. This provides the right fuel mix for a balanced meal. Organize the morning routine to allow time for breakfast. Milk, yogurt, cheese, lean meat or poultry, dry beans, eggs and nuts are all good protein sources to select.
To read more, click here.

October 5, 2010
Sisters Running the Kitchen
The best food for runners (Part 1)
By Mary & Christina
One egg fulfills about 10 percent of your daily protein needs. Egg protein is the most complete food protein short of human breast milk, which means the protein in eggs contains all the crucial amino acids your hard-working muscles need to promote recovery.  To read more, click here.

October 5, 2010
The Wicked Noodle
Willamette Egg Farm
By Kristy Bernardo
I was recently given the amazing opportunity to travel to Silverton, Oregon to find out first hand what it’s really like inside a farm whose sole purpose is to raise chickens for egg production. It was an eye opening experience, and not in the way I’d expected.  To read more, click here.

October 5, 2010
Try it before you buy it: Egg genie
By Gene Yagle
Try It Team member Christie Bruner recently used the Egg Genie Electric Egg Cooker: It seemed like an odd gadget at first glance. I do really enjoy eggs, and as a vegetarian eggs are a great way to get protein in my diet. I had never heard of steaming eggs, which is basically how this product works.  To read more, click here.

October 4, 2010
She Wears Many Hats
The goodness of eggs
By Amy Johnson
Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Oregon with the nice people from The Good Egg Project to visit a Willamette Egg Farm, and learn more about the goodness of eggs.  To read more, click here.

October 4, 2010
Arizona Republic
10/8 Celebrate World Egg day at PJs & Eggs event
By Carey Sweet
So why not take your show on the road, with Hickman's Family Farms' special "breakfast for dinner" event Friday, Oct. 8? The second annual PJs & Eggs party invites customers to show up for supper at one of 17 participating Valley restaurants, wearing their nightshirts and celebrating World Egg Day.
To read more, click here.

October 4, 2010
Eggs: Yes, they are good for you
In addition to over 6 grams of protein per egg, eggs have a veritable smorgasboard of additional nutrients, including: choline, selenium and vitamin a.  To read more, click here.

October 3, 2010
Prudence Pennywise/Little Girl on the Go
Egg and I
By Erin Mylroie
Howdy everybody. I'm taking over my Sailor-girl's blog to talk about my recent trip to Oregon. I was invited, along with nine other bloggers, to tour an egg farm in the heart of the gorgeous Willamette Valley.
To read more, click here.

October 3, 2010
Super fast pan quiche
By Erin Mylroie
Eggs- sistuhs, you know I love 'um. I just got back from my whirlwind tour of an Egg Farm in Oregon. I'm thinking of buying an egg farm now. Check out this super fast recipe for Pan Quiche. This was the brain child of celeb chef Jeff Saad. He wanted a quiche that was healthier and faster than a traditional French egg pie.  To read more, click here.

October 2, 2010
The Wicked Noodle
Eggceptional goodies to give away
By Kristy Bernardo
Earlier this week, I was one of the lucky food bloggers chosen to attend the Good Egg Farm Tour just outside Portland, Oregon. I had the opportunity to meet so many great people, including (but definitely not limited to) Jeffrey Saad and Howard Helmer.  To read more, click here.

September 2010 Issue
O, The Oprah Magazine
Wake up calls: Great dishes to start your day right
On mornings when you leap out of bed only to settle down in front of your computer screen, a high-protein breakfast is best (too many carbs would make you sluggish, says dietitian Wendy Bazilian). This egg on a bed of sautéed chard has classic Caesar salad ingredients – anchovies, capers, and Paremsan melted on a slice of toast.  To read more, click here.

September 2010 Issue
Men’s Fitness
Best breakfasts for weight loss
By Brynn Mannino
Cliché alert: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – as if you haven’t heard that before. But what you may not know is that eating breakfast is essential for successful weight loss. Shoot for 400 to 600 calories within an hour of waking up, with an emphasis on nutrients that will leave you satisfied for hours: protein, healthy fats and fiber. Try an omelet with avocado, broccoli, and a few slices of hot pepper. To read more, click here.

September Issue
All You Magazine
Make a nutritious breakfast
Start the day off right with a delicious meal that’s budget friendly. Even on a busy morning, taking a few minutes for breakfast makes the whole day better. Check out these ideas for whipping up a quick and satisfying a.m. dish. (Featuring full-page broccoli and feta frittata recipe).  To read more, click here.

September Issue
Family Circle
Morning Glory
A trimmer figure and tons of get-up-and-go come down to four words: Eat breakfast every day. Include protein: It’s the secret to stamina and keeps you feeling full all morning. Scramble an egg or egg whites, or spread your toast or muffin with part-skim ricotta or peanut butter. Make hard-boiled eggs on the weekend to have on hand for days when you’re on the run.  To read more, click here.

September Issue
Ladies Home Journal
Get Happier in a Weekend!
Eating too few calories in the morning makes your blood sugar plummet, which leads to killer sweet cravings later. Use your less hectic weekend mornings to try out more satisfying breakfasts that include protein, healthy grains and a little fat. Smart picks: low-fat cottage cheese mixed with low-fat granola, whole-grain toast with a little peanut butter or a scrambled egg with low-fat cheese on a whole-wheat English muffin.  To read more, click here.

September 30, 2010
One Mom’s World
Modern cage farming experience
As stated earlier in the week, I went on a Modern Egg Tour last week in Florida. I was invited by the United Egg Producers to attend along with other bloggers including Lauren from Mom Central. Gene Gregory, President of the United Egg Producers, greeted us that evening when we arrived at the reception.  To read more, click here.

September 29, 2010
Glendale Star
PJs and eggs breakfast for dinner Friday night
Hickman's Family Farms has partnered with 17 of the most favorite breakfast restaurants in the Valley and around the state to celebrate "World Egg Day" with the second annual "PJs & Eggs - a Breakfast for Dinner Event" at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 to benefit Arizona's Children Association (AzCA) foster care programs statewide. For a list of participating restaurants and more information on the event partners, visit  To read more, click here.

September 29, 2010
Associated Press
For healthy, tasty eggs, don't use just the whites
By Jim Romanoff
Eggs are packed with nutrients, and most them — vitamins A and E, folate, calcium, iron and lutein — are in the yolks. Sure, yolks also pack dietary cholesterol, but many scientists now think saturated fat is the bigger culprit in raising blood cholesterol.  To read more, click here.

September 29, 2010
Chicago Tribune
Salad-bar smarts: What to pick and what to skip
By Joy McCarthy
Pick: Your favorite lean protein. Choose salmon or chicken, hard-cooked eggs or beans to keep your blood sugar balanced. Aim for portions the size of your palm, 1/2 to 3/4 cup.  To read more, click here.

September 28, 2010
Ann Arbor
Tuesdays with the Dietitian: Busted: two nutrition myths
By Melissa Gerharter MS, RD
What is true is that eggs contain about 211milligrams of cholesterol in the yolk. Cholesterol is the fatty stuff in our blood and contributes to clogged arteries and heart attacks. But studies show healthy people can eat an egg a day without any problems. The cholesterol we eat, whether or not it is from an egg, doesn't have a huge impact on raising our cholesterol--our bodies will compensate for it by making less.
To read more, click here.

September 28, 2010
York News Times (NE)
Incredibly edible egg
The yolk packs approximately 70 calories, it is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus and vitamin A. Eggs are simple, versatile and nutritious, yet complex in their reactions to heat, fat and acids. If you follow my simple instructions, your egg intimidation will vanish forever!  To read more, click here.

September 16, 2010
Seattle Post Intelligencer Blogs
Snack ideas for mind and body: Eating healthy can be easy and cheap
Finally, I always have a couple of hard boiled eggs in the fridge, as they come in handy for a power-packed snack or a quick meal.  To read more, click here.

September 15, 2010
Southern Oregon Blogs
A few tips for fast no-stick frittata
By Sarah Lemon
A recent Los Angeles Times article by Russ Parsons is a good companion, celebrating the versatility of frittata with tips for maximum ease of preparation: namely cooking, covered, over low heat, broiling for a minute or two and omitting typical instructions for flipping it out of the pan onto a plate.  To read more, click here.

September 12, 2010
Meatless Monday
Summer squash frittata
Summer squash are tossed with sliced onion and sundried tomatoes, then seasoned with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese. This versatile breakfast pie works well with any variety of zucchini or summer squash.  To read more, click here.

September 11, 2010
Santa Maria Times
Egg salad packed with nutrients
The incredible, edible egg! Here’s another great egg recipe to follow-up a previous feature pairing deviled eggs. This time, it’s egg salad; great as a sandwich, or served as a salad on top of a lettuce leaf. Eggs are very nutrient dense and energy dense with lots of vitamins, protein and fats. One egg contains more than six grams of protein and several important nutrients, including choline, selenium, lutein, zeaxanthin, and Vitamins A, B, and E.  To read more, click here.

September 9, 2010
The Denver Post, YourHub Denver
Colorado Egg group urges residents to buy produce locally

The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association, a membership organization representing seven family farms, would like to remind you that in addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables, there are main food staples – including eggs – which you can buy locally and enjoy all year round. To read more, click here.

September 9, 2010
Los Angeles Times
The California Cook: Fuss-free frittatas
By Russ Parsons
The frittata is a much friendlier beast, more accommodating in both preparation and service. While you wouldn't wish leftover omelet on anyone, frittatas are as good at room temperature the next day as they are piping hot out of the oven. Best of all, they couldn't be easier to make — as long as you're willing to disregard the standard instructions. To read more, click here.

September 8, 2010
Mason City Globe Gazette (IA)
Eggs are good in moderation
By Annette Snyder
Technically, the egg yolk houses all of the cholesterol in an egg. The white is mostly good, lean protein. However, the yolk also boasts nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin (antioxidants or cell protectors), choline (which helps with brain development), folate, riboflavin and vitamins B12, A, D, and K. Yolks are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D. Eggs are a source of cheap, high-quality protein.  To read more, click here.

September 8, 2010
Top ten foods that improve brain function
By Maryann Gromisch
Eggs are a good source of protein and nutrients, specifically choline, which is a vitamin B complex. Choline, found in egg yolks, plays a role in the production of neurotransmitters in the brain that regulate mood, behavior and memory. It helps with concentration, alertness and improves cognitive performance.
To read more, click here.

September 8, 2010
Hilton Head Island Packet
Over easy or scrambled, eggs pack a protein punch
By Ervena Faulkner
The whole egg is a high-fat, high-cholesterol, high-quality protein food packaged in a high-calcium shell. The proteins in eggs are 99 percent digestible according to the standards used to judge protein.
To read more, click here.

September 7, 2010
Zweber Family Farm News
Start the school year with breakfast
There have been several studies that link breakfast eating to academic success. Those students that eat breakfast have shown to have more alertness in the late morning, less distracted, fewer behavior issues, and higher scores on standardized tests. Each morning, my day starts early getting breakfast ready for the family. Tim loves to have egg sandwiches for breakfast.  To read more, click here.

September 7, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
Schwarzenegger: "Go out and buy as many (California) eggs as possible"
"I have been a big fan of eggs, which goes back to my bodybuilding career," Schwarzenegger said. "We mixed it into protein drinks, and then we had scrambled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, hard-boiled eggs - every way that you can think of, we had eggs. A lot of eggs."  To read more, click here.

September 7, 2010
USA Today
How to make a healthy breakfast yummy to kids
By Nanci Hellmich
Research shows that students who eat breakfast do better on standardized tests and have improved cognitive function, attention spans and memory skills. Plus, children who start the day with healthful fare are also likely to have consumed important nutrients such as calcium, fiber and protein. Top your whole-grain base with a scrambled egg or sliced tomato and melted low-fat cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese and lox.  To read more, click here.

September 5, 2010
Tampa Bay Online
Cooked eggs are safe eggs
By Mary Keith
When there's an egg recall like the one last month, can I use the eggs I already have? How can I use them safely? First, remember that thoroughly cooked eggs are safe. If you cook the egg until it is firm, no salmonella will survive. So no eating raw egg in salad dressing or homemade ice cream and no tasting raw cookie dough. 

September 2, 2010
Egg or Cholesterol Intake in Older Adults Not Linked to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Eggs were bad. Now they are good. Among older adults with limited egg intake, there is no apparent association between egg consumption or dietary cholesterol and an increased risk for incident type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a prospective study reported in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  To read more, click here.

September 2, 2010
Natural Resource Report
No need to fear egg recall
Eggs are a great tasting, inexpensive source of protein that are fast and easy to cook so I wasn’t real big on letting fear overpower good judgment or my taste buds. As with many food scares a little common sense goes a long ways toward keeping you safe, healthy and well fed.  To read more, click here.

September 2, 2010
The Limon Leader
CEP assures Coloradans that locally produced eggs are safe: Buy local year round and support Colorado egg farmers
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association, a membership organization representing seven family farms, would like to remind you rhat in addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables, there are main food staples - including eggs - which you can buy locally and enjoy all year round.  To read more, click here.

September 2, 2010
The Burlington Record
Egg Recall Facts
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association would like to remind consumers that no eggs produced in Colorado are part of the recall for salmonella.  To read more, click here.

September 1, 2010
Mason County News
Family times
By Kristy Powell
I do not want to encourage you to avoid eggs, as they are one of nature’s most nutritious and economical foods. Of course you do have to be careful with them if you have high cholesterol, but if you don’t, eggs are right up there with beans as one of my favorite cheap and easy sources of protein!  To read more, click here.

September 1, 2010
Great Falls Tribune
Sack-packing students are well-schooled in lunch
By Sydne George
Stocking up on staples such as eggs, peanut butter, whole wheat bread, tuna fish, whole grain tortillas and fruits and vegetables provides parents with basics from which to build healthy lunches. Crist said having protein in the morning is essential for concentration. "Add some protein to your breakfast with a hard-boiled egg or some peanut butter on your toast," she said.  To read more, click here.

September 1, 2010
Richmond Times-Dispatch
In back-to-school rush, don’t forget breakfast
By Mary-Jo Sawyer
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast tend to be more tired, irritable or restless in the morning. They're also more prone to hunger induced stomachaches and headaches. That's not surprising. Breakfast is literally breaking the fast after eight to 12 hours overnight without food. Try a breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs and egg whites in a 6" tortilla, raw veggies, shredded reduced-fat cheese, salsa). Heat in the microwave and go.  To read more, click here.

August Issue
Runner’s World
All you can eat
By Liz Applegate, PhD
Your muscles need more protein than usual to recover from your run, swim, ride or other activity. Get an additional 10 to 15 grams if you’re burning 300 to 500 extra calories per day. One egg has six grams of protein, while eight ounces of kefir provides 12.  To read more, click here.
August Issue
Better Homes and Gardens
The information you need to stay well
By Sara Athsul
Eggs reduce hunger, so you eat less at lunch and all day long. In a new University of Connecticut study, breakfast egg-eaters ate 112 fewer calories at an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch three hours later than bagel-eating counterparts. To read more, click here.

August Issue
Triathlete Magazine
Get cracking with eggs
Eggs are one of the most convenient and versatile ingredients when it comes to making something quick and healthy. They can be scrambled, steamed, fried, poached, boiled, baked, paired with any number of ingredients and eaten at any time of day.
To read more, click here.

August 31, 2010
Colorado Springs Gazette
Breakfast is anything but child’s play
By Teresa Farney
“For the back-to-school breakfast, I suggest an egg sandwich,” she said about a recipe she teaches clients who participate in the WIC program. “Because they can do an egg in the microwave in 40 seconds in a custard cup. Then put the egg on a whole-wheat English muffin and add a slice of cheese and they have the ubiquitous egg sandwich.”  To read more, click here.

August 29, 2010
New York Post
Have a slice for breakfast
By Kirsten Matthew
“Who wouldn’t like pizza for breakfast?” asks Robert Berry, chef at Chelsea restaurant Cookshop and creator of a sophisticated bacon and egg version. “It’s got your carbs, your veggies, your protein — it’s really a nutritious breakfast.”  To read more, click here.

August 27, 2010
Alamosa Valley Courier
CEP assures Coloradans that locally produced eggs are safe
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is assuring the public that products bought locally from their member farms are safe. To read more, click here.

August 27, 2010
La Jolla Light
Have you learned the back-to-school breakfast rules?
Dish up a plate of protein that builds new cells and feeds the hormones, such as a turkey breakfast patty, sausage or eggs, a great protein-vitamin B12 source.  To read more, click here.

August 26, 2010
Social Media Influence
Incredible American Egg Board cooks up PR success over egg recall
By Brian Skepys
With bad eggs around, you might expect something of a stink, but the American Egg Board’s smart use of social media during the US egg recall is producing the sweet smell of a PR success. The American Egg Board, the principle industry body, has responded by directing traffic to its new egg safety site, which gives tips, up-to-date announcements on the recall and directs people to its social media outlets. Its Twitter and Facebook pages are, in turn, directing people back to the site and are providing trending announcements for the public. To read more, click here.

August 26, 2010
The Kitchen
Make-ahead recipe: Crustless mini quiches
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but who has time to cook a hot one before heading out the door? Make a batch of these mini-quiches; they freeze great and reheat in minutes as hot breakfast bites.  To read more, click here.

August 26, 2010
Julie’s Fresh Air
Embrace the egg, not the recall
By Julie Murphree
Sharing words of appreciation for our nation’s food safety system, Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD, an independent consultant based in Denver has some great advice on a balanced diet that includes eggs. “From my perspective as a registered dietician, I know that eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein and other nutrients and especially important during these economic times since eggs are also a reasonably priced source of good nutrition.”  To read more, click here.

August 26, 2010
Canton Repository
Fan fare: Tailgate food can be tasty and healthy
By Margaret Maples
“It’s important to have breakfast,” says Nicole Cormier, a registered dietitian and owner of Delicious Living Nutrition in Hyannis, Mass. She says a snack just before you join the party also can help quell cravings. Try a small amount of peanut butter, a hard-boiled egg or a few beans or nuts.  To read more, click here.

August 25, 2010
Yahoo! Shine
7 foods that make you pretty
Health Bonus: Eating just one egg a day significantly increases blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin (but not cholesterol), which may stave off macular degeneration by protecting the retina from light damage, finds a study in the Journal of Nutrition.  To read more, click here.

August 25, 2010
News & Observer
With breakfast, go for staying power
By Suzanne Havala-Hobbs
Staying power comes from foods that take a relatively long time to digest. They provide a gradual infusion of energy, providing you with a longer lift. Foods that take a relatively long time to digest are usually high in protein, fat and complex carbohydrates. Examples include peanut butter on whole-wheat toast or a hard-boiled egg.  To read more, click here.

August 25, 2010 (FL)
Quiche secrets
By Diann Greene
This wonderful dish can be prepared for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And, room temperature hors d’oeuvre-sized quiches are always a hit at parties. Like a casserole, a quiche can include almost all of your nutritional requirements. To read more, click here.

August 25, 2010
Skip the sunny side. How to eat eggs safely
"No one should stop eating eggs because of this recall," says New York nutritionist Elisa Zied, R.D. "They pack in lots of high-quality protein and contain all the essential amino acids needed for the body to perform vital functions." One large egg has more than 6 grams of protein for only 72 calories. Eggs are also rich in several vitamins and minerals, most notably selenium (important for thyroid function) and choline (important for brain function and heart health).  To read more, click here.

August 21, 2010
Quad-City Times
Quick breakfast can be healthy
So, if you have to grab breakfast on the run — as in a fast-food restaurant — nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, a contributor to Cooking Light magazine, has the lowdown on eating a healthy breakfast while on the go: At Starbucks, go for the Protein Plate — a combo of fruit, peanut butter, a hard-boiled egg and a mini-bagel that totals 370 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 17 grams each of protein and fat.  To read more, click here.

August 20, 2010
How long do eggs keep? USDA recommendations
How long do eggs keep? Eggs kept in the refrigerator should be stored at 40-degrees Fahrenheit, and some states require an expiration date. The USDA recommends 3 to 5 weeks before you should discard them.  To read more, click here.

August 20, 2010
Freeport Journal-Standard
Chef Fehmi: Incredibly edible eggs
Since the great culinary era of the French chef, Auguste Escoffier, eggs have occupied a very special corner in international gastronomy. Most home cooks view them as the easiest of foods to prepare. This incredible oval culinary gift packs enough protein punch to knock out the most expensive cuts of meat. In its simple applications, it can be hard boiled to perfection in salted water in just 10 minutes. It can be pan-fried on medium-low heat to deliver an energizing breakfast in less than 5 minutes.  To read more, click here.

August 19, 2010
Egg beaters and cholesterol confusion
In the past decade or so, science has shown that for most people, blood cholesterol levels are barely influenced by dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol in food), but rather by saturated fats and trans fats in the food. Which means that eggs have been getting a bad rap unnecessarily.  To read more, click here.

August 19, 2010
The Orange County Register
Recipe: Farm fried eggs with vegetables
Grill peppers on a griddle with salt and pepper and olive oil until lightly charred. Cool and chop. Shuck the corn. Cook the cobs in salted boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove corn from water and cut kernels off cob. Remove chard leaves from central ribs (either with a knife or fold leaf next to rib and pull away rib). Roughly chop chard leaves. Place in a large bowl of cold water. Drain. Pat dry. Peel onions and cut into matchstick pieces. In a large, deep skillet heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Cook chard, onion, garlic, corn and pepper in olive oil until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place on serving platter. Fry eggs over easy and place a top the vegetables.  To read more, click here.

August 19, 2010
Local egg farmers hope consumers put recall in perspective
Federal investigators expect the number of people sickened from tainted eggs to grow. The salmonella outbreak is linked to a single egg producer in Iowa. Jerry Wilkins, the president of the Colorado Egg Producers Association, points out that the recall is only for eggs from a single Iowa farm, and all other eggs, including those produced locally, are safe. To view the story, click here.

August 18, 2010
Modesto Bee
Start day off right with a healthy breakfast
It's a fact that kids who eat breakfast daily have: Better concentration, improved memory, enhanced problem solving, higher test scores, fewer absences and tardies, better attitudes toward school, fewer behavior problems, better performance in sports, increased alertness and energy, decreased stomachaches, less aggressive behavior and lower risk of obesity. Keep foods on hand that require little preparation: fruit, low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, whole-grain cereal and instant oatmeal.  To read more, click here.

August 18, 2010
Fight tradition
Eggs are always good for breakfast. With just 70 calories each, they're one of the best sources for high-quality protein. Right now eggs are selling for about $1.29 for a dozen large at local grocery stores. That means an egg is about 10 cents a serving, making them affordable even for families on the tightest budgets. The simple pairing of an egg and a slice of whole grain toast is a breakfast that will keep kids full until lunchtime. Hard-cooked eggs also are an option for grabbing breakfasts on the go.  To read more, click here.

August 18, 2010
Eggs Benedict, hold the hollandaise
This reduced-fat version of eggs Benedict relies on thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt. One egg, half a muffin, Canadian bacon, and sauce is plenty for a brunch serving with a salad of fruit or greens.
To read more, click here.

August 17, 2010
Houston Chronicle
Help your kids get a healthy start to the school year
Virtually every parent's favorite day of the year is just around the corner: the day their children return to school. After your school uniform supply is replenished and notebooks and pencils are purchased, Gaye Lynn Hicks, registered dietitian with The Methodist Weight Management Center, says parents should then start thinking about the meal they feed their children before they head out. Most kids need 300-500 calories at breakfast. Stick to protein (eggs, nut butters, beans or low-fat ham or Canadian bacon, yogurt and skim or low-fat milk) and fiber (English muffins, tortillas, cereals, waffles or pancakes made from whole grains).  To read more, click here.

August 15, 2010
The Seminal
Food Sunday: Shirred eggs with fresh herbs
Eggs and herbs have the most natural and romantic affinity for each other. Eggs hold herbs with strength and support, and for one like me who will eat fresh herbs all day long directly from the ground when given the chance, eggs are the perfect excuse. Really, I am not one for subtlety when it comes to herbs. And in the hope of really doing it, and really closing that bridge between me and my semi-imaginary France, it had to have cream and butter, and roughly ground salt and pepper. You might know it as shirred eggs, but today, we’ll call it oefs en cocotte.  To read more, click here.

August 13, 2010
Red Swan & Co.
11 new ways to cook your egg
Eggs are cheap, quick, and easy. They blend in with other foods or stand out all on their own. Be the man, master of the egg with 10 quick ways to utilize the nutritious egg.  To read more, click here.

August 13, 2010
Whitaker Wellness Institute
Snack your way to thin
Hard-Boiled Egg: If you’re looking for a low-carb, protein-rich snack, a hard-boiled egg fits the bill. At just under 80 calories, this snack will curb your appetite and help trim your waistline.  To read more, click here.

August 12, 2010
CBS Early Show
Healthier fast food breakfasts
When it comes to breakfast on the run, it can be hard to find one with plenty of protein that's not also oozing with saturated fat. Enter Starbucks' Protein Plate, an energizing combo of fruit, peanut butter, a hard cooked egg, and a mini bagel. Together these deliver the perfect balance of protein, complex carbs and healthy fats to help you power through your morning. One serving provides 370 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 17 grams each of protein and fat, and 5 grams of saturated fat.  To read more, click here.

August 12, 2010
Extremely Fit
Brain power foods! 7 foods that make you smarter
By Robert Harden
7. Eggs. These low-calorie, nutrient-dense wonders are rich in protein as well as choline, an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain and nervous system by acting as a messenger between muscles and nerves. If you’ve been avoiding eggs because you’re worried about your cholesterol, take note: Numerous research studies have shown that eating eggs as part of a healthy diet is not a contributing factor to heart disease.  To read more, click here.

August 12, 2010
Healthy Home Market
The importance of a healthy breakfast (plus and egg in a basket recipe)
Breakfast doesn't have to take long to prepare; the most important ingredients are a protein and a whole grain. Add a piece of fresh fruit or some juice and you're good to go! Below is a recipe for a quick, fun and healthy breakfast that will get everyone out the door with their brains and their bodies ready to face the day! It goes by many names, but no matter what you call it, it’s delicious!  To read more, click here.

August 11, 2010
Elder Caring
Unscrambling the facts about eggs
They look harmless enough. A small, rounded shape with a smooth, fragile shell. But eggs have gotten a bad rep being blamed for heart disease and stroke. Truth is, research shows NO link between eggs and heart disease.   To read more, click here.

August 10, 2010
The Candid RD
Eggs: The perfect protein for a healthy diet
Research has been mixed, but as of now it's pretty clear that it is the saturated fat in foods that causes an increase in our cholesterol, not cholesterol in foods. So what does that mean for egg lovers? Eat up!
To read more, click here.

August 10, 2010
Chicago Now
Foods that’ll help you avoid osteoporosis
By Molly Shanks
The incredible edible egg strikes again. Though it contains only 6% of your daily vitamin D requirement, eggs are easy to make and eat when you're on the go. Just be sure to eat the yolk too - it's where the vitamin D is!  To read more, click here.

August 10, 2010
Cook Local
Easy to peel hard boiled eggs
Eggs, particularly hard cooked eggs, are an easy and convenient way to get some extra protein in your brown-bag lunches. They’re self contained, travel well, and pack a solid 6 grams of protein in their 70 calorie package.  To read more, click here.

August 9, 2010
Reader’s Digest
The simple math of being healthy
Eggs: You’ll eat less at lunch after an egg-heavy breakfast than after a carb-packed morning meal, a recent trial suggests. In fact, your calorie consumption during the day could drop 18 percent.   To read more, click here.

August 8, 2010
Des Moines Register
Green Fields: Bacon costs shoppers more money this summer
Iowa egg farmers are donating a semi-truckload of eggs — nearly 300,000 — to the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines and will be feeding a hot breakfast Tuesday to members of the community who regularly receive aid.  To read more, click here.

August 6, 2010
Albany Times-Union
Five energy boosting breakfasts for game day, test day or a busy day
By Sarah Child
Research supports breakfast in general helps improve memory, test scores, problem solving, concentration, in addition some foods stand out as "brain food." It's not just eating breakfast, but what you eat that makes a difference. You should include all of the food groups -- whole grain, fruit, vegetables, dairy and protein. See quiche recipe below as an example of how to do this.  To read more, click here.

August 6, 2010
Do you feel lucky? Some food good long past expiration date
By Andy Miller
Eggs can be good for three to five weeks past the ‘use by’ date, according the website, which allows users to look up specific foods. To read more, click here.

August 6, 2010
Creative Loafing
Easy potato and veggie frittata
Who doesn’t love a frittata? They are tasty, fun and very easy to prepare. Being an extremely busy and poor, law student, I love them because they are inexpensive to make, and I can make a large one Sundays that will last me through the week.  To read more, click here.

August 6, 2010
Texas Tastebuds
10 things to cook in a muffin pan
This link is from the American Egg Board, featuring a veggie frittata with peppers, onions, and zucchini, but you could vary the ingredients according to your liking. There’s no reason that you couldn’t make a ham and cheese frittata or even a plain cheese frittata. A muffin-sized frittata is perfectly hand-sized, and easy to eat on the run, by the way.  To read more, click here.

August 5, 2010
The (Mostly) Healthy Kitchen
Asparagus zucchini omelette
I really love eggs. They are so satisfying and a great thing to eat first thing in the morning if you know you’ll be eating a late lunch. Generally, I only eat one egg for breakfast, but I’ll beef it up with veggies and maybe some nice goat cheese. It’s amazing how full I stay from one little egg.  To read more, click here.

August 4, 2010
Cape Cod Online
Recipes to keep your microwave humming
Making breakfast for one is as easy as making coffee with this recipe from the American Egg Board: Coffee Cup Scramble [recipe included].  To read more, click here.

August 4, 2010
Look Out Bobby Flay!
Open faced omelet
I love eggs. They are so versatile. This recipe, however, is just a twist on a classic omelet. And for the record, Robert said, "This goes on 'the list'." Which means, you are allowed to make this again and again.
To read more, click here.

August 4, 2010
Des Moines Register Blogs
Egg farmers to feed the hungry
Iowa’s egg farmers are donating a semi-truckload of eggs – nearly 300,000 eggs – to the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines next Tuesday, August 10, and will be feeding a hot breakfast to members of the community who regularly receive aid.  To read more, click here.

August 3, 2010
Low cost diet foods
Eggs are a dieter's best friend and get extra points for being one of the most affordable foods in the supermarket. A single egg has just 70 calories, is packed with protein and essential nutrients, notes Incredible Edible Egg, the American Egg Board's website. Eggs are versatile enough to be eaten at breakfast, dinner or anytime in between.  To read more, click here.

August 2, 2010
10 brain foods & beverages
By Marie Spano
Among the many nutrients in egg yolks, you'll find choline and phosphatidyl serine. In the human body, choline is necessary for the synthesis of structural components of cell membranes and it plays a role in cell signaling. Here's the memory kicker though - choline is a precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Like a Jack-of-all-Trades, acetylcholine wears many hats including muscle control and memory.   To read more, click here.

August 2, 2010
Totally Her
Cooking with eggs
You know it as both ”incredible” and ”edible”– that’s right, it’s the egg. That advertising campaign mounted by advertising agency Campbell-Mithun, Inc. in 1977 for the American Egg Board (AEB) dramatically reversed 30 years of declining egg consumption in the U.S.  To read more, click here.

August 2, 2010
You’d Better Eat This
The anti-omelet
Eggs are so polite. You can do so many things to them that they’re almost impossible to screw up in my opinion. Last week when I was at a loss for what to make for dinner one night, I turned to the noble egg (well, 10 of them anyway) and made a frittata which is quite possibly the world’s simplest egg dish. Think of it as a quiche with no crust.  To read more, click here.

August 2, 2010
The Pioneer Woman: Tasty Kitchen
Healthy huevos rancheros scramble
Easy, delicious and healthy breakfast. Only 145 calories and a whopping 14 grams of protein. A healthy and satisfying breakfast!  To read more, click here.

August 1, 2010
Mediterranean Book
Quick, easy & healthy Mediterranean breakfast ideas for kids

The incredible edible egg is one of the few things in life that lives up to its hype. Eggs are high in protein, low in unhealthy fats, and high in vitamins A, D, and E. They can be prepared soft or hard-boiled, fried, over-easy, and scrambled.  To read more, click here.

August 1, 2010
Little Blue Hen
Sunshine breakfast bowls
Many years later, I have revised this into a much better system, namely one that includes fiber, protein, and fat. And coffee — but that’s another topic. Personally I also prefer having warm food in the morning which feels heartier to me. For a long time it was simply two poached eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast. Then I started adding avocado for some creaminess and fat.   To read more, click here.

July 30, 2010
Star-Telegram (TX)
Busting myths about spinach, brown eggs and other foods
Another common myth is that brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs. That's false -- the color of the shell has nothing to do with the nutritional content of the egg. Even though the brown eggs – once shunned by consumers – are now generally more costly in many stores than white-shell eggs.  To read more, click here.

July 29, 2010
Tampa Bay Online
Not so fresh eggs still make for good eating
By Mary Keith
Eggs can be kept refrigerated for at least three to five weeks and often longer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has tested eggs up to 10 weeks after they were laid and found them still safe and still making good cakes and meringues. But the Sell By date on the carton has to be five weeks or less after the date the egg was laid. To read more, click here.

July 28, 2010
5@5 - Chef Marc Murphy
Green eggs and ham: "My kids loved pesto on their pasta so I thought adding pesto to the eggs would get them to try another protein. It worked! Also, scrambling eggs is a fun thing for kids to do."  To read more, click here.

July 27, 2010
QSR Magazine
Do you know how to safely handle eggs?
Close to 50 percent of consumers queried in the 2010 Food & Health Survey of the International Food Information Council believe that food safety in the U.S. is the responsibility of foodservice/retailers. To update quick-service staff with important information on egg safety and handling, the American Egg Board is offering foodservice operators a complimentary copy of its Egg Safety and Quality poster. To read more, click here.

July 22, 2010
Badass Fitness
The incredible edible egg: Perfectly bad ass
Yes, eggs. Not just the whites but the whole yolk-filled shebang. For a lean Badass, you need lean protein. Even better is when that protein doesn't break the bank, right? Well, eggs fit the bill. According to the Egg Nutrition Center, eggs are second only to mother's milk for human nutrition. To read more, click here.

July 21, 2010
I’m Losing it Here
Frugal recipe of the week: Zucchini frittata
A frittata is nothing more than an Italian egg-based dish similar to an omelet or quiche, and it can be either simple or enriched with additional ingredients (meats and vegetables) and herbs. A frittata can either be baked, or started in a skillet and finished in the oven (like this one). I usually serve it with a tossed salad and some good bread for an easy meal. To read more, click here.

July 19, 2010

Feels Like Home
10 things to cook in a muffin tin
Muffin-sized frittatas or omelets: This link is from the American Egg Board, featuring a veggie frittata with peppers, onions, and zucchini, but you could vary the ingredients according to your liking. There’s no reason that you couldn’t make a ham and cheese frittata or even a plain cheese frittata. A muffin-sized frittata is perfectly hand-sized, and easy to eat on the run, by the way. To read more, click here.

July 19, 2010

Cooking from the Food Bank
The eggsellent egg
One of my all-time favorite foods are eggs. Mainly because it is so very versatile, cheap and a perfect protein. My favorite snack-on-the-go is a hard-boiled egg – very healthy, and it comes with its own wrapper!  To read more, click here.

July 18, 2010

TIME Magazine Wellness Blog
Making breakfast count
By Alice Park
Based on that data, and taking into account the current US dietary guidelines, which suggest that the average adult consume about 90g of protein daily, Paddon-Jones argued that we should be distributing our protein consumption more evenly throughout the day. And given the emerging data, it's probably worth finding the time each morning to add an egg or more yogurt to the breakfast table. To read more, click here.

July 17, 2010

JP Loves Cotton
Lovin’ the incredible egg yields a cotton prize
[The t-shirt is] so cool because it directs you to a website the good egg project that talks through that simple but important idea. It lets you learn about the farmers who are an important part of producing the eggs we eat, some of the things that involves and some of the great things that have been done by farmers to help alleviate hunger in our communities.  To read more, click here.

July 17, 2010
Passionate about Baking
Rosemary chicken frittata
I never knew there was such a thing as Frittata until I saw The Little Teochew posted up her Mini Veg Frittata. It looks really easy to prepare, delicious to eat and a full dish to please. Therefore, without hesitation, I decide to prepare this for our Saturday lunch. I found that such baking dishes are really versatile.  To read more, click here.

July 16, 2010

Cherry Hill in Jersey
Slim for life with appetite suppressing food
By Rose Payne, CHHC
Eggs are one of the most powerful appetite suppressing foods. They are a wonderful form of fast and simple protein. A recent study performed with two groups of women proved that eating eggs for breakfast actually staves off hunger pangs and reduces overall calorie intake. To read more, click here.

July 18, 2010
Los Angeles Times
U.S. dietary guidelines hard to swallow
By Steven Malanga
Similarly, the federal government's dietary guidelines still recommend an intake of no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily, which makes egg consumption difficult. To what purpose? A 2004 article in the Journal of Nutrition that looked at worldwide studies of egg consumption noted that the current restrictions on eating eggs "are not supported by scientific data."  To read more, click here.

July 16, 2010

New York Times Diner’s Journal
Cooking tools: In search of the perfect hard-cooked egg
By Matt Buchanan
A perfectly poached egg might be the purest expression of an egg: a soft, white protein pillow that gives way to a rich, golden center, oozing out like viscous melted butter. Making one, however, requires perfect execution. To read more, click here.

July 15, 2010
True Health
Healthy breakfast frittata
Enjoy this healthy Frittata any time of day, courtesy of George Mateljan the author of “The World’s Healthiest Foods”.  To read more, click here.

July 14, 2010
Healthy Journey
Muscle building super foods
Eggs provide protein. Eating an egg for breakfast not only helps with protein intake for the day but also decreases your cravings throughout the day.  To read more, click here.

July 14, 2010

Health and Fitness Fairy

Shedding pounds – The reality of whole egg consumption
Many people mistakenly think that the egg yolk is bad for you and usually discard them.  Wrong.  The egg yolk is the healthiest part of the egg with huge nutritional value and properties that help with shedding pounds. To read more, click here.

July 14, 2010
Meet Miss Jones
Read food Wednesday: Mini veggie frittatas
These mini frittatas are super simple and a great way to spend a little weekend time preparing for the busy work week. Frittatas are also a great way to use up extra eggs and vegetables that you don’t want to spoil. They’re a flexible recipe, so you can change them up depending on which ingredients you have around.

July 13, 2010
The Arizona Republic
How to make a Mexican omelet
By Karen Fernau
What's an easy, healthful alternative for young people who eat high-sugar cereals for breakfast? Begin the day with a phytochemical-loaded Mexican omelet. To read more, click here.

July 13, 2010
Choline: How much do we need and why is it important?
By Melissa Gerharter MS, RD
The best sources of choline can be found in liver, eggs and wheat germ. Cauliflower, cabbage, peanuts, soybeans and grape juice are also good sources. My recommendation is to eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables and you should be getting enough of all of your vitamins and minerals. To read more, click here.

July 11, 2010
Balance and Blueberries
Breakfast of champions
I just can’t make myself eat a heavy breakfast in the summers. It’s too hot. So, I’ve started making eggs and toast with a handful of berries (or a banana or some watermelon) on the side. Carbs + Protein + Fruit = Perfect summer breakfast. To read more, click here.

July 11, 2010
The Miami Herald
Living large
By Betty Graff
Cheap and healthy: Personal chef Yosef Schwartz created these low-cost combinations to cook once and enjoy for days. Make egg salad by mixing in a bowl of low-fat mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper, then adding chopped egg. Serve with crackers or whole wheat toast.  To read more, click here.

July 8, 2010
Healthy Mom’s Kitchen
Healthy breakfast: Fiesta frittata
Today’s healthy bean breakfast recipe comes from Lyndi, a healthy mom who blogs over at  I was thrilled to try these Fiesta Frittatas.  We love eggs at my house and especially frittatas because they refrigerate well.  If you don’t like to spend time in the kitchen first thing in the morning making a healthy breakfast recipe for your family, triple this recipe and you’ll have it for a few days. To read more, click here.

July 8, 2010
Expert: Eat super foods for better health
Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids and Smith said they're the gold standard by which other proteins are measured. He said one large egg has about 75 calories and 6 grams of protein.

July 7, 2010
The Beacon-News (IL)
A day without sunshine…
By Karri E. Christiansen
So if Chicago area residents shouldn't turn to the sun for vitamin D, what should we do? Patel suggests people consume more dairy products and foods that are fortified with vitamin D, such as cereal. The Mayo Clinic suggests eating more fish, eggs, and cod liver oil. To read more, click here.

July 7, 2010
Cape Cod Times
Spicy eggs make a price-wise curry for parties
By Carol Mighton Haddix (Chicago Tribune)
Economical eggs are versatile at home or as party food. Egg salad sandwiches, of course, make fine lunches. Sliced eggs over romaine serve the purpose. But we like to take the egg and make it a star, as in this recipe. It teams this perfect protein food with a touch of Asian spice for a curry to serve over rice.

July 6, 2010
Eggs are winners for grocery stores
By Rod Smith
Eggs are one strong winner in the grocery store, according to data from two different studies that were recently reported by the American Egg Board (AEB). Most shoppers (52%) said they buy eggs because of their versatility, 15% cited eggs' nutritional profile, 13% cited taste and 8% and 7% cited economical value and convenience, AEB said. To read more, click here.

July 5, 2010
Daily Herald (IL)
One more reason to eat right – it can help protect eyesight
Looking for another reason to eat leafy greens like kale and spinach? These vegetables are high in two eye-protective carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which earned the attention of AREDS2 researchers. Yellow foods like corn and egg yolks also contain high levels. (Hens eat carotenoid-rich corn and marigold petals and pass those nutrients into their eggs' yolks.) To read more, click here.

July 8, 2010
My Gloss
Health tip: Pay attention to protein
While most think of protein as a body builder’s go-to fuel, it’s the key to building the lean muscle associated with toning as well. So what types of protein should you consume after a workout? Try light proteins like a hard-boiled egg, non-fat Greek yogurt or drinking a glass of skim milk. It’s best to have it within 45 minutes of your fitness session for maximum benefits.

July 7, 2010
Squirrel Bakes
Potato frittata, hakuna matata
I made it for weekend breakfast and we ate leftovers as a side for dinner this week, I could eat it anytime of the day it is so versatile. Somehow the egg and cream mixture oozes in between the thin red potato slices and mixes with the spices, caramelized onions, and green onions to make each bite full of flavor.

July 3, 2010
Fitness Quests
Are whole eggs or egg whites better for you?
By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you're essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients... it's not even worth trying to list them all. To read more, click here.

July 5, 2010
One Shot Beyond Photography
Tasty Tuesday: Skinny garden fresh omelet
Who can feel bad about a breakfast like this one? An omelet loaded with garden fresh veggies and reduced fat cheese is a wonderful way to jump start your morning. I add in a 1/2 a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese instead of traditional toast and call it a meal. A seriously tasty meal!
To read more, click here.

July 4, 2010
Health Cosmo
Brain food for thought
Crack an egg for choline: egg yolks contain this B-vitamin in abundance. Other sources include soybeans, peanut butter, potatoes, or whole wheat bread.  To read more, click here.

July 2, 2010
Las Vegas Review Journal
It is (more or less) a dry heat: Can you fry an egg in the Las Vegas heat? We give it our best shot
The problem with trying to fry an egg on the sidewalk, or asphalt, is that a constant heat source is needed, says a spokeswoman for the American Egg Board. Once you place the egg on the surface, it cools it down. To read more, click here.

July 2, 2010
Rubs Wanted
Recession series: Quiche
What I learned from my egg-ceptional egg-perience however is that eggs are cheap and highly versatile. These days, when we have leftover cheese and cold cuts in the refrigerator I like to throw them in a quiche. Quiches sound fancy but are actually quite easy to make as they are essentially just egg and cream with filling. To read more, click here.

July 1, 2010
The Fab Five and Food
Ham, egg and cheese muffin cups
So I know what you’re thinking what the heck is that? Well I'll tell you... it’s just a little bit of goodness in your mouth to start the day off right. I promise you will like these. If you have 2 or more kids then make sure you do all 12. They go fast!  To read more, click here.

July 12, 2010
Woman’s World
Sleep better tonight – and wake up energized tomorrow!
Increase alertness by eating eggs! Starting your day with a good dose of protein chases sleep from your head in the a.m. so effectively, it can even cure jet lag, reports the Journal of Military Medicine.  Click here to read the full article.

July Issue
Today’s Dietitian
Sunny side up: Eggs can be part of a healthy diet
While science works to unscramble dietary cholesterol’s relation to heart disease, experts reveal eggs’ benefits and suggest ways to incorporate these protein-rich foods.  To read more, click here.

June/July 2010
Fit Pregnancy
Nutrition addition
Eggs, beans and lean beef = muscle and organ development. Protein is the building block of human tissue, and you need 60 to 70 grams of it daily when you’re pregnant. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
American Baby
Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back!
This article features easy ways to lose pregnancy weight, including eating an egg a day as a protein energy boost. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
The 6 Best Foods for Runners
Eggs are egg-cellent energy sources, thanks to their protein content. Runners tend to load up on carbs but skimp on protein. Not only does protein provide energy, but it’s essential to recovery, as it repairs tissue damaged during and after training. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
Cooking Light
The Joy of Eggs

Whether they’re enriching cheese-laced tarts, enveloping fresh, seasonal vegetables, or puffing savory soufflés, eggs are a versatile ingredient in meatless meals – and a good protein source. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
Health Magazine
Six Live Natural Tips from a Pro
For breakfast, I eat an organic egg with spinach on gluten-free toast. Eggs are rich in omega-3 and protein. Toast’s fiber feeds my muscles. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
Wise Food Buys
It’s nice to know which groceries deliver the most nutrition for the least cash. Eggs: They’re packed with protein and choline, which helps the brain. Click here to read the full article.

June 2010
Men's Health
Is there a Salad that can Build Muscle?
Soft-boiled egg, halved: The protein found in eggs has the highest muscle-building potential of any food – plus, the yolk contains B12, which aids muscle contraction and fat breakdown. Click here to read the full article.

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