Power Up With Power Foods: Eggs

Hard-boil a dozen and enjoy them deviled, in salads, sandwiches and more.
Power Up With Power Foods Eggs
FAQs

Q: How many PointsPlus® values are in a large egg?
A: 2

Q: Is there any benefit to eating the yolk?
A: Absolutely! Egg yolks are a rich source of the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. In fact, egg yolks are only one of a handful of foods that naturally contain vitamin D which is important for bone health.

Q: What about cholesterol and eggs?
A: Though eggs are known for their high cholesterol content, new research reveals that eggs contain 14% less dietary cholesterol than originally thought. Additionally, it’s saturated fat and trans fat that are the real culprits with regard to raising your bad blood cholesterol levels; not dietary cholesterol.

Q: What’s the best way to store eggs?
A: Store raw eggs in the coldest part of the refrigerator — not on a shelf in the door. Store hard-boiled eggs in their shell and they will last for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

Sliced Egg Salad
Sliced Egg Salad
PointsPlus values per serving: 3

Spread 2 rye melba toasts with 1/2 teaspoon each Dijon mustard and top each with half of a sliced hard-boiled egg. Garnish with minced dill or chives, sea salt and capers.
Chopped Deviled Egg Sandwich
Open-Face Chopped Deviled Egg Sandwich
PointsPlus values per serving: 3

Chop a large hard-boiled egg; gently mix with 1 teaspoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon minced red onion, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard and salt and paprika to taste. Spoon onto 1 slice light whole wheat toast; sprinkle with chopped chives and paprika.
Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs
PointsPlus values per serving: 2

Halve 1 large hard-boiled egg lengthwise and remove yolk. Mash yolk with 1 teaspoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or to taste) and 1/2 teaspoon chopped capers. Spoon yolk mixture evenly back into each egg half; sprinkle with paprika.
Easy Chopped Salad
Easy Chopped Salad
PointsPlus values per serving: 3

Chop 1 large, hard-boiled egg; gently toss with 1 chopped Kirby cucumber and 1 small chopped plum tomato. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste; sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
Curried Deviled Egg Celery Sticks
Curried Deviled Egg Celery Sticks
PointsPlus values per serving: 2

Mash 1 large hard-boiled egg with 1 teaspoon reduced-fat mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon curry powder. Spoon into two 4-inch celery ribs; garnish with sliced scallions.

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