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Incredible Eggs to the Rescue! A Personal Story of Breakfast & Blood Pressure

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

A funny thing happened on the way to the American Egg Board Challenge.

I had a health situation that’s caused me to make some sudden and dramatic changes to my diet and my overall relationship with food. No worries, I’m going to be A-OK…thanks for asking!

Of all the dietary related issues I may have had in my 37+ years of life, I never dreamed that excess sodium was one. In fact, I’d tell my mom all the time that salt was the least of my problems because I’m not, and have never been, a big ‘add salt to food’ guy.  A bit on corn on the cob, yes of course, and on a baked potato, sure, in pasta water, naturally, and a pinch here and there while sautéing, but that’s about it. Yet during this, um, interesting time, I discovered exactly how much sodium is in EVERYTHING we as Americans consume on a daily basis – it’s kind of nuts when you start doing the basic math of it all.

As a result of my findings, eggs are playing a crucial role, more than the one intended within this challenge, in my life because with them I’m able to cut more than half of the sodium I take in each morning. That’s right, thanks to switching from cereal and milk (yes, there is quite a bit of sodium in both. I know, I had absolutely no idea either) to a single egg each morning I am feeling stronger, healthier, and more full.

Incredible Egg Sausage and Cheedar

I still make a black bean, tomato and cheddar scramble at my wife’s request and an always-delicious sausage and cheddar-jack omelet for the Bear. As for me, the only additional breakfast change I needed to make from my original preparation discussed last week was subbing out the sausage for a few ounces of sautéed steak (no salt!) and the cheddar for a ½ ounce of Swiss, a cheese that, relative to its peers, has trace amounts of sodium. The result is a satisfying, protein-packed breakfast with just about 130 mg of sodium versus the 270 with a bowl of my favorite cereal…and prepared just about as quickly! Amazing. And again, I had no idea.

Incredible Egg Black Bean Cheese and Tomato

The other benefit I am seeing from switching to eggs for breakfast every day for 10 days as part of this American Egg Board Challenge is the impact on my family budget’s bottom line: eggs are cheap! At an average cost of 15 cents apiece (more depending on the kind of eggs you prefer), eggs end up being a super affordable source of high quality protein. Figure that a ½ ounce of good cheese is roughly 20 cents and 2 ounces of premium, grass-fed steak is $1.50 and all of a sudden I have a hearty protein-rich egg breakfast for under $2, in fewer than 2 minutes.

Watch me make and eat one of my delicious Incredible Egg & Steak scrambles!

I haven’t done it yet, but it is only a matter of time before I whip up my steak, Swiss, onion, and egg goodness in the microwave and slide it out onto a warm piece of Naan (no sodium!) — I am getting hungry just thinking about that Steak, Egg & Cheese Flatbread Pizza! For now though, I’ve got the blessing of my nutritionist on what you see below, an Egg, Swiss Cheese, Onion and 2oz of Steak breakfast with a baked potato (no salt!) and some of my delightful homemade bread (hardly any salt!)

Incredible Egg Steak_Onions and Swiss with Potato Serving

After two posts, one video, and lots of tasty-looking photos, I know you’re intrigued, maybe even salivating. I’d now kindly ask that you to visit IncredibleEgg.org for lots more kid-friendly recipes and clever ideas on how to make eggs the preferred breakfast option in your home too.

And there’s still time to enter my giveaway for a 1-year supply of eggs!

Eggs provide a number of excellent dietary benefits, can be easily cooked in a variety of ways, and are very cost effective. The American Egg Board highlights the many benefits of eating eggs in addition to providing tips and delicious recipes. For more information, please visit http://IncredibleEgg.org/

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

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One Comment

  1. Looks delicious and beautiful (like the flowers)
    good luck and keep up the good work.

joc