From: Happy Food,
The most important meal of the day wouldn’t be the same without the quintessentially British boiled egg. And now every time you use these ‘egg’cellent ingredients, you can donate to another brilliantly British institution - Help For Heroes.
Buy ‘Eggs For Soldiers’ Free Range eggs for the ‘poultry’ sum of £1.69 from Tescos and Morrisons and they will donate 15p to support wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. An amazing £100,000 has been donated by Tescos alone so far and with your help aim to give another £120,000 this year to care for our fabulous forces.
Perfectly packaged by nature, eggs provide a protein filled, slow release energy hit to keep even the hungriest tummy from rumbling until lunchtime. As if that wasn’t enough, they are also a rich source of vitamins B12 and riboflavin (vitamin B2). Chicken eggs are also a satisfying source of the fat-soluble vitamins A and D.
To get you started, here are two simple yet ‘egg’citing ideas for quick and healthy, feel-good food:
The Perfect ‘Egg and Soldiers’
Everyone loves a boiled egg, but timing them can be tricky. Follow these simple steps and you’ll never create a dry-yolked disaster again:
You will need: one egg per person, sliced bread (toasted), butter or margarine, a pinch of salt
Eat Your Greens Omelette
This fabulous folic acid packed frittata-style dish is perfect for a healthy dinner and tastes just as good cold for a next-day light lunch:
You will need: 6 eggs, 200g (half a bag) spinach leaves, 1 large white potato (sliced), 1 tbsp olive oil, Half an onion (finely chopped), Salt and Pepper to season (serves 4)
Tip: For an extra something, try adding a pinch of nutmeg to the eggs before beating them, it’s delicious with spinach. Other awesome add-ins include a little minced garlic, a few halved cherry tomatoes or a handful of grated cheese.
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