Zucchini Egg Nests

December 31st, 2019 by Debbie Martilotta

Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchini or 4 small, to yield 6 cups spiralized
  • 1 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste
  • Coconut oil, for greasing
  • 6 Farm Fresh eggs
  • Optional: Crushed red pepper, spices, fresh herbs like dill, cilantro, parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Use a vegetable peeler or a spiralizer to slice the zucchini into noodles.
  • Place in a colander over a bowl and toss with sea salt until evenly coated.
  • Let the zucchini noodles sit for 20 minutes so they can sweat.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and use coconut oil to generously grease a 6-cup jumbo muffin tin or 6 ramekins that are at least 3.5 inches in diameter.
  • Use your hands to squeeze the zucchini noodles to release as much moisture as possible.
  • Place in a bowl and add garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper.
  • Carefully separate the egg whites from the yolk. The easiest way to do this is to crack an egg into your hand over a bowl, then pass the egg yolk from one hand to another until the whites drip down between your fingers into the bowl.
  • Place the yolks on a plate, and add the whites to the zucchini noodles and mix together.
  • Divide the zucchini noodles into the prepared muffin tin cups or ramekins. Create a nest and leave an indent in the center.
  • Carefully place a yolk in the center of each zucchini nest.
  • Sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the yolks are cooked to your liking.

courtesy of What Great Grandma Ate


6 Things That Will Happen to Your Body When You Eat Eggs

March 12th, 2018 by Debbie Martilotta

Eating eggs is a fantastic way to give you a health boost. According to WebMD, each egg only contains 75 calories and is packed with 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat. Not to mention it contains iron and other essential vitamins and minerals. If you’re not eating eggs on a regular basis, here are 6 things that will happen to your body when you do.

Boost Your Weight Loss:
Did you know that eating eggs can actually boost your weight loss? Many people are surprised when they hear this because they’ve been told that eggs are unhealthy and fattening.

Help Your Body Prevent Breast Cancer:
Research that was conducted by Harvard University found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety:
A study was published in 2004 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and researchers found that when people had sufficient lysine sources in their diet, their stress and anxiety levels were reduced.

Protect Your Eyes:
There are two types of antioxidants in eggs – lutein and zeaxanthin – they both have protective effects on your eyes. Both these antioxidants are found in the yolk. What these antioxidants do is reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Lower Inflammation:
Eggs contain dietary phospholipids – compounds which have huge effects on inflammation according to studies. In fact, a recent study published in the journal Nutrients found that there was a connection between dietary intake of egg phospholipids and choline and the reduction on inflammation.

Protects Your Liver:
As mentioned already, eggs have high levels of choline. A review was published in journal Advances In Nutrition, and it explained that choline deficiency is linked to the build-up of hepatic lipids, which have the ability to cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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