Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Eggs and a Give Away!

Those of you who have been reading about me for a while, know that I don't eat meat. My boys do, but I choose not to. I have complete respect for those that choose to eat meat, but for personal reasons, I choose not to. Some of you may also know that when I decided not to eat meat and being that I can't have dairy, I chose to up my soy intake and then discovered that I am allergic to soy. So, where do I get my protein from? My protein intake is a huge focus for me. For a while, I was eating a large amount of beans along with egg whites (my favorite part of the eggs) for my main source of protein. Then I got a stomach bug and things turned really bad by depleating my system of important vitamins...B12 to be specific. So, I started researching. I'm a pretty thrifty person (some would say cheap), however, my need for vital nutrients through my food is important and I need to give my body the best. So, through my research of eggs, I came across Eggland's Best.


I've been using Eggland's Best for a while now. They offer a variety of products ranging from size to how they are raised (all humanely). I like that due to their vegetarian feed, there nutritional breakdown is really high.


Eggland's Best has 25% less saturated fat, 10 times more Vitamin E, 3 times more Vitamin B12 (my favorite!), 2 times more Vitamin D, double the Omega-3, and 35% more lutein than ordinary eggs.  Eggland's Best eggs are also a good source of Vitamin B2 and contain just 175mg of cholesterol.
  

 If you would have asked me a year ago if I thought there would be a difference in the quality or taste of eggs due to their feed and how they are taken care of I would have said no way. After cracking open my first Eggland's Best egg, I could immediately tell a difference. The yolks are darker in color and the shells are thicker. The eggs are much heavier too. I can honestly say, I can never go back to a lesser quality of egg again. 

Favorites that highlight eggs...





Not to mention my love of over easy eggs on top of salads!



I will save the recipe for these last two dishes for tomorrow...


But for today, the nice folks at Eggland's Best are offering one of my readers (only in the US since Eggland's Best is not in Canada) a prize package of 3 months of free eggs (equal to 4 free coupons), an Eggland's Best eco bag, an Eggland's Best spatula and a plush egg.

All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me your favorite way to eat eggs. The contest will close on Tuesday, May 24th midnight EST. I will pick one winner and announce it on Wednesday. 

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:02 AM  
64 Comments:
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM, Anonymous fartygirl said…

    Veggie omelets! Lots of broccoli, mushrooms, onions, and spinach... tomatoes, peppers - mixed up with three eggs. I usually cover the pan, so the eggs get all fluffy and big.

    Great contest! Beautiful pics! I can't wait for the recipe tomorrow. :-)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Blogger AnaRoo said…

    I eat eggs everyday! They are so yummy, but my favorite way to eat them is scrambled with green, red and orange peppers, onions, a bit of daiya cheese and salsa! So filling and so healthy and now my mouth is watering ...Mmmmm.....
    ~Andrea Gardner

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    You always have the most creative recipes!!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Blogger jldleo said…

    Adding a whisked egg or sometimes just the white into my oatmeal in the last couple minutes of cooking has recently become my favorite egg use. It makes the oats so fluffy & since I don't eat meat either, adds protein!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Anonymous Christin@purplebirdblog said…

    Scrambled with veggies in em!! But really, I'll take my eggs any way I can get them... omelets, hard boiled, soft boiled, over easy... I love eggs! :D

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    My husband would absolutely agree with you. When he buys eggs, he gets Egglands Best Free Range.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM, Blogger Deana said…

    I can't decide between quiche and breakfast burritos. Both you can add whatever you have on hand and can be eaten for any meal. Yummy!

    Love your blog. Just found it recently. Thanks for sharing!!!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Blogger Alayna said…

    My favorite way to enjoy eggs is scrambled on toast with salt. This is crazy, I was just dreaming about making eggs for breakfast this morning.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:39 AM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    Breakfast pizza!? That is getting bookmarked right away. I agree - eggs are awesome. Especially on a salad. With salsa.

    Cheers to the incredible, edible egg!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Scrambled with fresh salsa.
    Egglands are the best.
    And finally the kid realized scrambled eggs is his favorite dinner!
    Yeah easy dinner!
    Cat Story

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM, Blogger Alicia said…

    Hard boiled on a sandwich!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Blogger Claire said…

    I just had to comment on this post. :). I really miss eggs right now with this special diet and can't wait to eat them again. My favorite egg dish is scrambled egg whites with sauteed spinach and garlic. For dinner. Yummmm.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Blogger Slow Panic said…

    I want to make every single one of the these recipes!!! I love eggs! My boys won't eat them. So frustrating.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Blogger Christina said…

    I love how versatile and cheap eggs are! I love making omelets with onions, spinach, and goat cheese!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Anonymous Holly @ The Runny Egg said…

    Is it silly that I really really want that plush egg? :)

    I love eggs -- usually we have them cooked in a skillet and served with toast. I think I'm going to make your egg fried rice today though, that looks delicious!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM, OpenID themommybowl.com said…

    I don't eat a lot of eggs, but I do occasionally bake with them. Sometimes, I just crave that nostalgic taste and texture that real eggs give to things. :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Anonymous BarbaraLW said…

    Love eggs - they are my "go to" meal when I need something fast and filling. Scrambled with chopped green onions, served on gluten-free toast with a few shakes of texas pete is probably my favorite! Thank you for the great give-away!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:57 AM, OpenID sweetsbeatsandrunningfeet said…

    I like mine over easy... love a little bit of runny yolk :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Blogger Swensgirl said…

    My fav's are in a pasta sauce or in fried rice!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Blogger C and C Young said…

    Scrambled!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    Well clearly I love eggs in anything that is baked and covered in sugar/chocolate. ;)

    But they're a main source of protein for me, too- so I have them scrambled most often. Fabulous.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Blogger Liz Dean said…

    My favorite way??? That's such a hard one! I just love eggs!!! Frittatas, poached, scrambled, fried, topped with hollandaise...mmmm.

    My current breakfast hit is some hashbrowns topped with a fried egg, some deli sliced ham and a slice of provolone. Yum.

    lol...now I'm hungry.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Anonymous Evan Thomas said…

    Fried, definitely fried.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Blogger Stacie said…

    Now you've convinced me to go back to the "better" eggs after reminding me of how wonderfully orange the yolks are and taste... well, that's a post unto itself!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Anonymous Averie said…

    fave way to eat eggs is by baking them into brownies :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Blogger Candi said…

    Egg sandwiches. Veggie Scrambles. Egg salad. I eat eggs in some form every day. I can't seem to get enough!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Blogger Tip Top Shape said…

    Frittatas!! Can't wait for those last two recipes!! They were the pictures that made me go--oohhh, what is that?! lol

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Blogger Nobel4Lit said…

    I just love them scrambled with salsa or eggplant (Russian) spread!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    This is such an awesome giveaway. Its difficult to pick my one favorite way to eat eggs, but I think an omelet with spinach and feta definitely takes the cake. :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Blogger Empty Plate, Full Belly said…

    I think my favorite way is in cookies ... or cakes ... or any baked good. Does that count? :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Anonymous Katie W. said…

    You have succeeded in making me want eggs for lunch! Although that isn't too difficult because I love eggs as well!

    My husband is on a protein fix right now and eats 3 boiled eggs everyday, so we are buying eggs like crazy! (I think I have 2 dozen in my fridge right now.) But I love scrambled with some deli ham added in! YUM! :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Blogger mom-b said…

    i love your breakfast polenta pizza, yum what a delicious idea.... im a southern girl so i like my eggs with grits most of the time but i do enjoy a fried egg sandwich. my hubby is an egg salad kinda guy

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Blogger Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said…

    Over medium, fried, plain, with bacon. Mmmm, bacon.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Blogger Suzanne said…

    I recently tried over easy eggs on salad and I love it. Especially with roasted brussels sprouts and homemade pasta sauce. Yum.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Blogger musicmom24 said…

    I love eggs! My kids do too. Our favorite way is scrambled with lots of veggies stirred in. Yum!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 3:08 PM, Blogger Fallon said…

    An omelet with mushrooms, onions, spinach and goat cheese!!! They taste amazing.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Anonymous karina said…

    breakfast burritos :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Blogger Stacie said…

    Oh and I know I am "affiliated" so make sure you remove me from the contest. I forgot to mention that before. Bought red quinoa today. Making it tonight. wish me luck!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    My fave way to eat eggs is definitely a 1-egg omelet with lots of veggies in it :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Anonymous Adrienne said…

    We eat LOTS of eggs here - but our fav is a fried egg sandwich: slightly runny yolk, crisp white, toasted bread and a bit of ketchup. It's OUR "jewish penicillin" 'round here!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 5:31 PM, Blogger Dianna said…

    thanks for holding this awesome giveaway! I love the incredible edible egg! My favorite way changes, but recently I have been on a huge poached egg kick. I like to poach two and eat them with sauteed garlicky greens. Once summer hits up full blast, I'm sure I'll be back on my love for frittatas with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and whatever veggies I have on hand.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Blogger Jackie said…

    One of my comfort foods growing up was a fried egg on white bread with mayo, salt, and pepper. And when I worked at a diner, I loved my cheddar, bacon, and green pepper omelets. Okay, so I wasn't the healthiest eater...
    While I still cook up eggs for my husband, I personally can't eat the yolks anymore. But I can still bake with them. So my current favorite way to eat eggs is definitely in baked goods. ;)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Blogger Czeshia said…

    My favorite way to eat eggs is over easy on wilted greens, especially Bok Choy! YUM! Thank you for this post, even if I don't win, I'll be checking out Egglands Best!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Anonymous Pure2raw twins said…

    I have just added eggs back into my diet too and my favorite way to eat them is sunny side up :)

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Anonymous Lexi said…

    i really like baked eggs on a bagel!

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Anonymous Lee said…

    I eat an egg sandwich almost every morning for breakfast. 2 eggs, 1 slice of cheese on some sort of bread. My favorite.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Blogger Cameron said…

    Bacon, lettuce, tomato and fried egg sandwiches, followed closely by guacamole omelets. My boyfriend is low-carb/gluten-free and I'm allergic to milk, so we eat a lot of eggs, there's a huge difference in flavor between regular store eggs and ones fresh from my parent's backyard, but I was truly surprised by the noticeable difference between even the cheap eggs and the cage-free ones.

     
  • At May 18, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Anonymous Lee Hock said…

    I am a huge egg lover!
    Walmart sells eggs (Great Day brand) that have all of the same benefits as Eggland's best, and cost half the price. I have done a taste test between the 2 and actually like the Great Day ones better. You should give them a try if you can find them.

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Scrambled Eggs boring but comforting and great everyday!! Go EB they are great eggs.

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My favorite way is a simply hard boiled egg. Simple - yet satisfying!

    Colleen
    marsbarmom@cox.net

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 1:16 AM, Anonymous kris (everyday oats) said…

    These are my favorite eggs! I mix them into my oats in the morning along with cottage cheese and it makes for a super filling breakfast.

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 1:40 AM, Anonymous Natalie @ cinnamonbums said…

    favorite way to eat eggs is over medium with avocado + jam on toast!!

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 4:58 AM, Anonymous melissanibbles said…

    Great giveaway! I love a fried egg over pasta. YUM!

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Anonymous LizzybethDJ said…

    LOVE eggs! Hard boiled, soft boiled, over easy, omelets... YUM.
    But my favorite is a (dairy-free, I'm allergic) asaparagus, red onion, kalamata olive quiche. Now I already know what I want for dinner tonight! :)

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM, OpenID teabagginit said…

    i love poached eggs over salad or steamed spinach! runny yolk over greens is so good! i also eat egg white puffs after my workouts or for a quick snack!

     
  • At May 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM, Blogger Environmental Soul said…

    I love over easy eggs on a piece of toast. Since my body decided to totally dislike dairy instead of just dislike it a little I have been trying to find a way to make them taste as good without cheese as they do with it.

     
  • At May 20, 2011 at 12:19 AM, Blogger Ashley said…

    I love Egglands Best! I'm a simple kind of girl. I just like mine scrambled with a little (non-dairy) cheese. Although, if I won this I might be branching out and trying some more complex egg recipes!

     
  • At May 20, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Garden Veggie omelet with spinach, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

    - Jackie P.

     
  • At May 20, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Blogger Susan in Derby said…

    I love deviled eggs, but don't eat them too often. Usually just scrambled with mushrooms and green onion.

     
  • At May 21, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Blogger Cole said…

    Egg sandwiches on bagel things for breakfast, or fried up with some green onions! Yum

     
  • At May 22, 2011 at 12:44 AM, Blogger Laura said…

    Eggs are definitely one of my favorite foods. Although I eat them in a variety of ways, I think my favorite is a simple sunny-side up egg over toast. I love soaking up the runny yoke with the toast. Yum!

     
  • At May 23, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Blogger the actor's diet said…

    it's boring, but a soft boiled egg is my favorite, with a piece of crusty bread

     
  • At May 23, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Anonymous MC said…

    i'm a plain jane -- i love just scrambled with salt and pepper or hard boiled!

     
  • At May 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Anonymous Natalia - a side of simple said…

    I love sunny side up eggs, especially on a plate of vegetables or toast or let's be honest...sweet potato fries!

     
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