I am an egg yolk advocate all the way. Aside from the fact that they taste like a big Christmas present, they are the most nutrient rich part of the egg. Just a few of the essential nutrients they provide are magnesium, calcium, iron and folate. And don’t forget about the essential fatty acids they grace us with. They contain great amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are critical to brain and retinal function. These omegas are also required in our bodies for healthy hair, reproduction, skin and injury recovery. They are so incredibly important for our small children with regard to brain and nervous system development. Without the yolks, eggs would be nothing. Those whites owe the yolks, big time.
I know, I know, they raise cholesterol which causes heart disease, right? WRONG! Our body’s major carrier of cholesterol are LDL particles. When those LDL particles are damaged (through toxins and deficient diets) is when we are at risk for heart disease. Egg yolks are not the culprit.
Have I convinced you yet? Please, eat the yolks 🙂
This egg salad is a hit in our home. It is my perfect lunch piled on top of a piece of whole grain Ezekiel toast. My neurotic, habitual self usually makes this on Mondays and we eat it throughout the week. It is packed full of healthy fats and vitamins…and basically tastes like a deviled egg on steroids-healthy, wonderful steroids, that is…
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 Teaspoons Mustard
1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
8 Hard-Boiled Eggs, chopped
1 Cup Fresh Spinach, chopped
2 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Dill Weed
Whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper until combined. Stir in hard-boiled eggs and spinach and serve.