55 Delicious Ways to Have Eggs for Every Meal

Eggs are packed with protein, and they're economical and easy to prepare! From hard-boiled to scrambled to fried and beyond, these new flavor combos and prep methods will spice up your dinner, brunch, breakfast, or snack.

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World's Best Scrambled Eggs

World's-Best-Scrambled-Eggsvia smartnutrition.ca
Make the lightest, fluffiest, most heavenly scrambled eggs. With a combo of milk and cheese, these eggs are a delicious way to start the morning. See how eggs are an easy way to add nutritional value to your meals.

Egg in a Hole

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This is a super-fun way for anyone to eat breakfast, especially for kids. Simply cut a hole out of a slice of bread with a round cookie cutter or upside down juice glass. Place bread in a warm skillet to toast. After a couple minutes, when bread starts to brown, break open an egg into the hole to fry. Flip the bread and egg together to cook about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. For a low-carb version, substitute a bell pepper ring for the bread. (Peppers are also a great post-workout snack.)

Ham & Egg Muffins

Nutritionist Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD, offers this great grab-and-go breakfast muffins recipe. Greek yogurt packs extra protein into these make-ahead savory breakfasts or snacks. The meat can be swapped for veggies or vegetarian meats for extra fiber and micronutrients.

Puerto Rican Omelet

Puerto-Rican-Omelettevia citnutritionally.com
Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, a New York City-based private practice dietitian and creator of CitNutritionally, suggests a "Puerto Rican Omelet," inspired by a trip to this tropical island. It includes a Puerto Rican staple—plantains! "It's a must try if you're looking to spice up your breakfast!" Amer says.

Pickled Eggs

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Hard boiled eggs can be pickled in glass jars. The pickling mixture contains white vinegar, sugar, salt, and garlic. Pickling takes up to a week. One of the amazing things about the pickling process is that it causes fermentation, which makes the food especially nourishing for your friendly gut bacteria. Here are more foods that are a natural source of probiotics.

Fajita Egg Stuffed Pitas

Fajita-Egg-Stuffed-Pitasvia salubriousrd.com
The dynamic duo of protein and veggies at breakfast is a great way to fuel your morning! This recipe for fajita egg-stuffed pitas comes from Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, LDN, creator of Salubrious RD.

Summer Shakshuka

Summer-Shakshukavia nutritioulicious.com
This classic Israeli breakfast dish is packed with vegetables and flavor—great for any meal of the day, even if you're not used to starting your morning with a savory flavor palette. This Mediterranean Shakshuka recipe comes from culinary nutrition expert Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN. Here's how to make your diet more Mediterranean.

Egg Nog

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No one ever said this recipe was healthy, but the classic holiday indulgence happens just once a year. Combine egg yolks beaten with sugar, milk, and cream. Alcoholic versions include rum, bourbon, and/or cognac. Use our mixologists' guide to whip up alcohol-free versions of favorite holiday drinks.

How to Boil an Egg

via culinarynutritioncuisine.com
Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, has the recipe down to a science: Place eggs in a pot or saucepan in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs with one to two inches of water. Place over high heat uncovered until water is just boiling. Boiling time varies depending on the type of boiled eggs you're making:

15 minutes: very fi­rm, hard-boiled

10 minutes: creamy but ­firm yolk, hard-boiled

6 minutes: custardy yolk, medium-boiled

4 minutes: slightly runny yolk, soft-boiled

Drain hot water immediately after your preferred length of time and rinse eggs in cold running water.

Eat immediately or refrigerate hard-boiled eggs for up to ­5 days; soft- and medium-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. Hard-boiled eggs can be tossed into salads as well as made into a variety of dishes, including egg salad and deviled eggs.

Veggie Lovers Crustless Quiche

Veggie-Lovers-Crustless-Quichevia emilykylenutrition.com
This Veggie Lovers Crustless Quiche, from Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, owner of Emily Kyle Nutrition, is a quick and easy way to ensure that you have a healthy breakfast ready to go all week long!

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