Spring into Health!

Easter egg Leftover Makeover
Registered Dietitian, Nikki Stahr will share with your viewers how to spring into health with leftover Easter eggs and tips that will help use up those leftover colored Easter eggs.
Health Benefits From Eggs
  • An egg a day for most healthy people is OK and does not result in significant changes in cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
  • A large egg is considered a “good” source of vitamin D, providing 41 IUs or 10% of daily value, which may have bone, cardiac and cancer protection benefits.
  • One egg contains only 70 calories and provides 6 grams of high-quality protein.
  • High-quality protein may help maintain muscle as you age and better blood sugar levels.
  • When people on a calorie-restricted diet ate protein foods, such as eggs, for breakfast, their appetite was reported to be satisfied longer.
  • Eggs are an excellent source of choline. Choline enhances brain development in babies and improves memory after birth and may even help prevent memory loss associated with aging.
Curried Rice Egg Salad

Serves 6

All you need:
  • 1 (12 oz) package long grain and wild rice (plus ingredients called for on package)*
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli (about 8 oz)
  • 6 large tomatoes spinach leaves, optional

All you do:
1. Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Slice 1 egg. Reserve slices. Chop remaining eggs
3. In a bowl, stir together yogurt and curry powder until well-blended.
4. Stir in cooked rice, chopped eggs and broccoli.
5. Cover and chill to blend flavors
6. Just before serving, cut each tomato into 6 sections and place on spinach leaves (if using).
7. Top each tomato with 1-1/2 cups egg salad mixture
8. Garnish with halved reserved egg slices

Nutrition Facts:
  • 313 calories
  • 7 g fat
  • 110 mg chol
  • 121 mg sodium
  • 49 g carb
  • 15 g protein

Source: American Egg Board
Tips for Tasty leftovers
1.Get Egg-stra prepared for the week. Makeup salad jars for the week and using the eggs as your protein.

2. Brighten up your veggies: Top your asparagus or other roasted vegetables at Easter dinner with chopped egg.

KCCI - Sunday April 16th - 7:50am

Nikki Stahr  - represents the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.
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