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Eggs get a summer makeover!
Summer is the time for lighter meals - as well as losing a few pounds to get into shape for the beach. The humble egg ticks all the boxes for ultra-quick meals with maximum nutrition and all the UK’s top slimming organisations now recommend them as part of their dietary plans.
www.eggrecipes.co.uk has come up with a collection of six recipes using some new ingredients and cooking styles to take a fresh look at light summer eating – so picnics don’t have to mean soggy quiche!
The recipes are big on taste but quick and easy to prepare. They include:
- Quinoa and egg salad with broccoli, seeds and eggs
- Devilled eggs
- Minted pea & pancetta quiche
- Egg mayonnaise
- Egg custard tarts
- Summer quiche with a twist
Top chef Dean Edwards has also given a few of his tips for eggs this summer. From a cracking quiche, to picnics to his own twist on egg mayonnaise, Dean offers some great pointers on how to rustle up a quick and nutritious meal using eggs this summer.
Dean says, “Eggs are such a favourite ingredient of mine as they are so versatile and easy to cook with. They’re low cost, nutritious and you can add any ingredients you like. They are such a great staple for summer time as they are light, yet filling.”
Nutritionist Cath Macdonald said, “Eggs contain essential nutrients like protein, vitamin D and B vitamins and are great for slimmers as they keep people feeling fuller for longer, which means they will eat fewer calories at subsequent meals. There is now also no reason to worry about cholesterol as you can eat as many eggs as you like as a part of a balanced diet.”
Always use eggs bearing the Lion mark, which guarantees that they have been produced to the highest standards of food safety. All Lion Quality eggs come from British hens vaccinated against salmonella, are fully traceable and have a ‘best before’ date on the shell as a guarantee of freshness.