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Eggs, glorious eggs!

Published Tuesday, 26 November, 2013 by Beth Bradshaw

Eggs – what’s not to love! They are the key to a healthy lifestyle, and as they are cheap as chips they are ideal for our health, budget and meals. They are a great source of protein and so satisfy our appetites, not to mention they provide a range of essential vitamins and minerals!

Eggs contain all the B vitamins – which are especially beneficial to brain function and memory. Six large free range eggs are usually around £1.00 – try to go for free range if you can afford it. Even when putting in minimal effort you can make a filling and nutritious meal, so why not try some of these new recipes... The more effort you put into your little eggs, the more tasty and delicious they are!

Breakfast:

Eggs are usually a staple at the breakfast table, old favourites like fried egg butties and scrambled egg and bacon on toast. Whilst these are great, why not try something new with your eggs in the morning:

  • Boiled Eggs & Marmite Seedy Soldiers - Student Recipes: My favourite breakfast of all time probably. Of course, marmite – you either love it or you hate it. But for all you marmite lovers this is a must. It always fills me up and the marmite and seeds (I usually use pumpkin) are a great source of B vitamins and iron which help boost our brain power, concentration and help our skin glow. No wonder it’s been tipped as the next health food phenomenon... Marmite: the latest superfood? - Telegraph.
  • Cheats Eggs Benedict : Back at home I work in a restaurant that serves possibly the best Eggs Benedict going – however, we don’t have the time or the skill to make a perfect hollandaise. So check out this cheats hollandaise sauce , and also these egg cups that make poaching eggs a doddle! This recipe is great for a late morning breakfast when you have a bit more time on your hands.

Lunch:

Ditch the boring old butties and spruce up your packed lunch with the following recipes!

  • Homemade Scotch Eggs: A picnic favourite, but a couple of these in your lunch box will keep you going through your lectures and are really delicious. Bit of a treat too!
  • Eggy Spinach Baked Muffins: Super healthy and filling, these muffins are low cal and simply scrumptious! Why not try some diced peppers, pancetta or a few chilli flakes in these muffins to spice things up a bit.

Dinner:

I love an omelette, but they can be boring from time to time. Eggs have the potential to create a satisfying, nutritious and cheap dinner every time – so why not try one of these recipes rather than your average omelette and chips!

  • Spicy Baked Tomato Eggs: A really low fat dinner with bags of flavour and easy to make. Serve with some greens like cabbage or spinach for an extra serving of goodness. What’s more, at ALDI this week packs of six tomatoes are only 49p each!
  • Spaghetti, Tomato & Pesto Frittata - Student Recipes: Just like an omelette, but better! It’s baked in the oven, and you can use leftover pasta if you have any from last night’s dinner. In fact, you can use just about anything you have in your cupboards – bacon, potatoes or vegetables like cauliflower.

And don’t forget eggs are the base of many sweet dishes too! If you feel like spending a few hours baking in the kitchen this week, whip up this recipe to make some indulgent meringue creams or this fruity pavlova for you and your flatmates to dig into.

Have you got any recipes that do eggs justice? Don’t forget them to post them on the Studentrecipes.com website!

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