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Eggs in Blankets

Eggs in BlanketsEggs are such a great and healthy way to start the day. Before I decided to change my diet, bread was a big part of my breakfast and I couldn’t get my head around what you would have with your eggs or with your bacon, because everything should be sandwiched or on toast! Don’t get me wrong I still eat bread from time to time and I’ll have a nice sourdough loaf in the freezer for those occasions but I’ll let you in on a secret you can make a tasty breakfast without toast!!!

So here’s the simple recipe for eggs in blankets. It’s a quick an easy way to cook your eggs and up your protein intake. And you can try this with turkey rashers as well as bacon..

Ingredients:

  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • a pinch of pepper
  • chopped coriander for garnish
  1. First of all pre-heat the oven to 160C (fan-assisted).
  2. Then grease a muffin tin with some coconut oil or ghee. Line each part of the muffin tin with one rasher of bacon.
  3. Now you have 2 options here and it depends on how you like your bacon; I like mine well done so I put the bacon lined muffin tin in the oven for 5 minutes before adding the egg mixture. If you like your bacon just cooked skip straight to step 4
  4. Beat 3 eggs (1 egg will make 2 portions) and add in some pepper and chilli flakes for flavour
  5. Pour the egg mixture into your bacon parcels
  6. Pop in the oven and bake your eggs in blankets for 15 minutes
  7. Remove the egg and bacon nest from the muffin tin and scatter with coriander to taste.

And there you have it, an easy recipe to make eggs for breakfast without any bread and plenty of flavour! 🙂

Enjoy!

Love Roo xx

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Eggs – How Many Should You Eat A Day?

Basket with eggs - are eggs healthy

How many times have you read up on various diets and heard people saying they only eat egg whites and casting dietary shame upon the yolk because of it’s fatty cholesterol content? Myth busting time! The egg yolks are fine! It provides you with essential fats and most people don’t know that egg allergies are usually a reaction to the whites not the yolk! Let’s delve a little deeper into this and I will explain why eggs are not bad for you at all and as with everything else you eat, it’s simply about eating things in moderation.

Cholesterol is a term used as a bad and scary word and people want to avoid it because high cholesterol means heart disease. But did you know that each and every body cell needs cholesterol to help keep your brain working to help formation of nerve cells and also forming important hormones; testosterone, oestrogen and cortisol.

There are two types of cholesterol; blood and dietary. Blood cholesterol is produced mainly by your liver and dietary cholesterol is naturally present in animal food products.

Paleo studies have shown that our bodies are well adapted in consuming dietary cholesterol and eating egg yolks in particular does NOT increase blood cholesterol levels. In fact what affects blood cholesterol is your diet alongside eating those egg yolks. For example frying them in bad fats and oils will have a negative affect on your blood cholesterol not because of the eggs but because of what your are cooking them in. If you’re eating a clean paleo diet the eggs yolks and other dietary consumption will reduce the risk of high blood cholesterol levels which we all know leads to heart disease.

Equally as important as with any diet, keep it in moderation. Try not to eat eggs and only eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner! If you are eating them daily aim to keep it around 2 – 4 eggs a day.

I hope that’s cleared things up a bit!

Love Roo xx

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