4 nutritionist-recommended tips to upgrade your egg game

T-Mag Wednesday 12/October/2022 18:49 PM
By: Brandpoint Content
4 nutritionist-recommended tips to upgrade your egg game

While eggs are always tasty on their own, there are many ways to enhance their already delicious flavour by using simple ingredients, without taking away from the egg's nutrition. To help you upgrade your family's egg game, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto based in the US has provided the following tips.

1. Start with quality ingredients

Whether you choose to boil, fry, poach or bake them, in order to make great egg dishes, you'll need quality ingredients.

2. Spice it up

Don't limit your spices to just salt and pepper. Take your egg dishes to the next level by adding and combining flavourful spices and herbs. If you're new to experimenting with spices, start out simple by adding dried basil or chives to your omelets or egg scrambles. For some added colour and taste, sprinkle paprika or turmeric on top of a freshly poached or fried egg. Don't be afraid to get creative!

3. Add some vibrant colour

In addition to spices, adding a range of fresh veggies, including tomatoes, peppers and spinach, can brighten your eggs and create flavourful combinations. You can add uncooked vegetables into your eggs for texture, or you can cook them beforehand for an extra layer of flavour. There's really no wrong way to mix delicious eggs with any vegetable of your choice, and it's a simple trick to ensure your egg dishes are anything but boring.

4. Try new recipes

When it comes to eating eggs, it can be easy to get stuck in a mundane routine. For your next family dinner, find a new recipe that uses eggs in a fun and unexpected way.

Egg Ravioli with Sage and Almonds

Prep time: 25 minutes; Cook time: 18 minutes; Serves 4


4 large egg yolks, unbroken

1 large egg white, lightly beaten or 3 tablespoons of Egg Whites

1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 gyoza wrappers, shumai wrappers or wonton wrappers

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper, optional


1. Fill a large pot with 8 cups of water. Bring water to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.

2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, thyme orange zest and pepper.

3. Place 4 wrappers flour side down on a cutting board. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of cheese mixture onto center of each wrapper. Using back of spoon, press down on cheese mixture to create a well about 1 1/2 inches across (the width of a large egg yolk), leaving at least 1/2 inch of space around edges of wrapper. Without breaking it, carefully place an egg yolk in center of each well.

4. Using a pastry brush, brush edges of wrappers with egg white. Place top wrapper with flour side out on each bottom wrapper. Using thumbs and forefingers, firmly press edges together to tightly seal each ravioli. Set aside.

5. Using a slotted spoon or spatula, carefully drop each ravioli into boiling water. Cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until wrappers are al dente (not too soft, but not overdone). Using the slotted spoon, gently remove raviolis from pot, draining them well. Transfer to plates. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with almonds, sage and bell pepper.