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Life can get busy, especially when you’re chasing your goals. And while you might not have time to cook a three-course meal, fueling your body with the right kinds of foods can help you tackle any challenge.
With a healthy diet, you can conquer your days in a better mood and with more energy. For that reason, we’ve rounded up a list of meals to supercharge you.
Whether they’re for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these recipes are packed with healthful and versatile ingredients: fresh vegetables, healthy grains and nutrient-rich eggs. Eggs can be used as the focal point of a quick and easy meal, or elevate your dish with a boost of protein and flavour.
Here are some of our favourite protein-packed egg recipes, many of which come together in less than 10 minutes, anytime of the day. This means that you can spend less time cooking and more time pursuing your ambitions.
Open-Faced Egg Sandwich with Hummus & Avocado
Simplicity is the beauty of this recipe. There’s nothing easier than pairing three superfoods — eggs, avocados and hummus — and laying it on your favourite slice of bread. Crack some salt and pepper, and add a dash of chili powder for some heat.
Egyptian Fava Bean Foole
This hearty and flavourful breakfast is a traditional Egyptian dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. Hard-cooked eggs and fava beans offer a boost of protein and nutrients to keep you feeling full until lunch. The entire dish is cooked in one skillet, meaning there’s minimal clean-up required.
Shakshuka For One
Elevate your breakfast game with this easy recipe that puts a spin on a traditional Middle Eastern dish: Shakshuka. This popular, healthy dish is cooked here in a small frying pan with star ingredients including eggs and fresh cilantro, set atop tomato sauce and spices.
The bright colours in this salad make for a lovely lunch platter for two. It features all the mouth-watering Mediterranean-inspired staples, including couscous, mint, cherry tomatoes and hummus. Studies show that you take in more healthy nutrients from veggies when you eat them with eggs, and a soft-boiled egg here does just the trick.
Autumn Farro Bowl
Vegetarians and flexitarians alike should look to farro as their next culinary staple. The Italian grain is shaped like rice, offers a nutty flavour and is packed with fibre and protein. For your next quick lunch bowl, toss it with cauliflower, cannellini beans, pesto and feta cheese. Serve with hard-boiled eggs and baby kale to supercharge the nutrients.
Homemade Chicken and Ramen
Forget about the microwavable ramen from your college days. This homemade version is an instant upgrade, featuring protein-packed soft boiled eggs, shredded carrots and toasted nori. For a vegetarian-friendly version, swap out the chicken broth with veggie.
This quick and easy pasta is vegetarian and low carb. Blanch zucchini noodles for 30 seconds, toss them with tomatoes and pesto, and top with a fried egg for a nutritious meal that’s ready in minutes.
Sweet Potato and Egg Skillet
This deceivingly simple dish is bursting with flavour. Eggs, sweet potato and chorizo are combined with aromatic spices like cumin and coriander for the perfect weeknight dinner.
Kimchi Udon Stir Fry with Fried Egg
The next time you want to drop by your favourite noodle bar, opt for this healthy alternative at home instead. Two eggs alone provide 13 grams of protein, so fry a couple and add them on top for a complete meal.
Egg Farmers of Canada is a not-for-profit organization helping hard-working Canadian farmers supply Canadians with fresh, local, high-quality eggs.
Get Cracking is the Egg Farmers of Canada’s consumer brand, which aims to inform Canadians about the versatility and ease eggs provide as a diet staple at any time of day. Get Cracking also provides a variety of delicious and innovative recipes to help Canadians include eggs as part of their everyday diet.