5 Creative Egg Recipes to Try for Lunch and Dinner

Go beyond breakfast with recipes that are anything but basic.

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Breakfast: It may be the first word that comes to mind when you think about eggs. And it’s true—eggs are quick and easy to cook, which makes them a great choice in the morning when you’re pressed for time and want to eat something filling. But eggs can go far beyond the first meal of the day to add flavour to creative lunch and dinner recipes. With many of us eating at home more often, it’s easy to feel low on inspiration to cook and try new recipes. If you’re looking for something new to jazz up your lunches and dinners, no need to go grocery shopping—just reach for the eggs you likely already have in your fridge!

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By adding eggs to pastas, wraps, stir-fries, soups and more, you’ll also be doing something good for your body. Here are five reasons why it’s worth enjoying eggs at any meal.

  1. Eggs contain high-quality protein: Two large eggs have 13 grams of protein, which is important for repairing cells, growing strong hair and nails, building and maintaining healthy muscles and fighting off infections. You need protein throughout the day.
  2. They help to regulate blood sugar: The protein in eggs also helps to keep your energy levels steady, so you’ll be less likely to have blood-sugar spikes (and crashes!) than if you eat food that’s full of carbohydrates.
  3. They can boost your body’s absorption of veggie nutrients: When eaten with vegetables, the healthy fats in eggs can help your body absorb important fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin E (for maintaining good health and preventing disease) and lutein (important for vision).
  4. They contain cholesterol—which our bodies actually need: We need cholesterol for creating hormones, bile acids and vitamin D and we get that cholesterol from two sources: our body’s production and the foods we eat. In most people, food has minimal impact on blood cholesterol level; if you eat more cholesterol, your body will produce less cholesterol to compensate (and vice versa). As part of a healthy diet, eating eggs will not increase your risk of heart disease.
  5. They’re packed with other nutrients: From iron and folate to vitamins A, D and E, the nutrients in eggs can help to maintain vision, strengthen bones, prevent anemia and keep nerves and cells healthy.

Ready to get creative in the kitchen? These tasty and nutritious meals showcase the goodness of eggs—at any time of day.

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Zucchini Pasta
If you’re looking to try something different than the usual pasta, why not give zucchini noodles a try? Ready in a matter of minutes with just four ingredients, this simple zucchini pasta topped with a fried egg is low carb and a no-brainer for busy days. See the recipe.

Tikka Egg Naan Wrap
For nights when you have a bit more time, this Indian-inspired egg wrap flavoured with tikka masala will be a hit. It contains 28 grams of protein to keep you full longer. See the recipe.

Smoked Salmon Frittata
If frittatas are not already in your recipe repertoire, they should be! The toppings and fillings you can add are endless, meaning you can always create something new. This creamy frittata with eggs, light cream cheese and salmon is melt-in-your-mouth good. It’s the perfect lunch for two, but can also be doubled or tripled for brunch with guests. See the recipe.

Tomato and Egg Stir-Fry
Like a bit of spice? This simple tomato-and-egg stir-fry gets a fresh twist with doubanjiang (a hot chili bean paste) or Thai chili sauce to add a nice kick. Serve it with rice for a hearty evening meal. See the recipe.

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Summer Salad
Take romaine lettuce to new heights with eggs, beans, potatoes and corn. Want a bit of sweetness? Top off the dish with raspberries, strawberries or blackberries. See the recipe.

For even more exciting ways to use eggs at lunch and dinner, visit eggs.ca.

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