4 Paleo Meals With Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein, amino acids, fat, and other goodies such as choline, phosphorous, and potassium. They’re also easy to cook, inexpensive, and pretty easy to tote around. Scare tactics such as ‘Don’t eat the yolk!’ and ‘They’re too high in cholesterol!’, are garbage. The fact is dietary cholesterol has nothing to do with the stuff swimming around your veins getting stuck on arterial walls, and cholesterol is essential for the human body: hormone manufacture, cellular construction, and bile for digestion being three absolutely necessary functions.

Try to source eggs from a local farm with integrity. Pastured means a lot, cage-free and organic are becoming deceptive terms getting you to think the eggs and chicken are more humane when most of the times they are not.

 

Simply Scrambled

The old standby, yes, but try and cook them in coconut oil, ghee, olive oil, or butter for beneficial fat…and flavor. Don’t overcook eggs! If you see any browning on them, chances are you have, and denatured the proteins as well.

 

Chicken Sausage Scramble

Slice up a chicken sausage, tear up a piece of kale, sauté in coconut oil for a couple of minutes and add 3 beaten eggs.

 

Healthy Quiche

Nope, no crust. Just pick your favorite ingredients, such as bacon, green pepper, onions, sauté for a few minutes, a little grated manchego cheese, whip them together in a bowl, and pour into a glass pan coated with olive oil, bake for 30-40m. Quiche is great because you can refrigerate for days and pull out a slice and reheat it when you’re hungry. Great for breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner.

 

Egg Salad

Great to have around in the fridge as a quick snack. Terri, my wife, always has it on hand. Make your mayonnaise from scratch in minutes since all commercial stuff has canola or soybean oils in it. Add some celery, walnuts, pickles, or whatever else tickles your fancy. Try wrapping some in romaine lettuce leaves since bread is out.


-Leavitt July 2013

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