Many people are trying to save money due to inflation. Choosing to cook your own meals and eat more affordable foods is a great way to stretch your paycheck! It’s also important to make sure to get enough protein and nutrients in your daily diet.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious and inexpensive protein sources you can get. They are also very versatile and usually not hard to acquire. If you have your own chickens, you may have so many eggs you aren’t sure what to do with them all.
Here are a few suggestions to help you eat healthy, add more eggs to your menu, and save money at the same time. You can add a piece of fruit or bread or cereal to add some carbs to your meal.
Scrambled Eggs. Scrambled eggs are so easy even children can make them with a little supervision. And they are fast to cook. Simply crack as many eggs as you want, 2 to 4 per adult, into a bowl and use a fork to beat them until they are yellow soup. Then pour the beaten eggs into a skillet on medium high and cook for a few minutes until no longer runny.
Add your favorite seasonings such as salt, pepper or Tony Chachere’s Cajun spice. You can change up the taste in many ways. You can add flavor by cooking them in butter, coconut oil, with flavored cooking spray, with bacon grease, or any meat fat.
You can add other ingredients during or after cooking such as: any kind of cheese, crumbled up tortilla chips, vegetables (peppers, onions, broccoli, spinach, anything), cooked meat, bacon bits, cooked potatoes, cooked rice, or cooked beans.
Boiled Eggs. Cook up a dozen boiled eggs, peel them and put them in the fridge in a container and eat them for breakfast or snacks all week with salt, pepper, hot sauce, or whatever you like. You can cook up them in FIVE minutes in the Instapot!
Quiche. A fancy looking scrambled egg pie that’s nice for lunch or brunch or anytime. Pour beaten eggs mixed with chopped veggies, cheese, and a little cream or milk into a pie crust. Bake in oven.
Egg muffins freeze well and can be warmed up in the microwave for breakfast and snacks. Beat eggs, cook meat if using, chop desired veggies, add to greased muffin pan with cheese and bake in oven. Then freeze any leftovers in plastic zipper bag. Make a double batch!
Pickled eggs sound weird, but they are really good. These are peeled, boiled eggs pickled in a vinegar brine. You can add beets and onions if desired. Super easy to prepare and they last a long time.
Omelets are a little more work than scrambled eggs, but not much. The ingredients are very similar, but you don’t stir the eggs while you cook the omelet. You can use an omelet pan or small non-stick skillet.
I hope you like these ideas. Put your favorite in the comments and let me know if you’ve ever tried pickled eggs!
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