2. Egg Salad
Do you know that egg yolks and whole eggs store significant amount of protein and choline? Choline is a water-soluble vitamin-like essential nutrient; it promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. It is also key in the development of infant’s memory functions. Eggs do not contain either sugar or carbohydrate; therefore, you can eat your breakfast without the guilt of adding so much weight. Eggs can be the least expensive source of high-quality protein. A piece of egg now costs Php 5-7 in that sari-sari store near your house.
Eggs are widely used in the kitchen. There is so much that one can do with just a piece of egg-salad, soup, meal, dessert. Given their protein contents, eggs are actually categorized as meat within the food guide pyramid by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Our second recipe on the list is egg salad. Egg+salad is just phenomenal. Admit it, once in your elementary or high school days, your mom gave an egg sandwich as your merienda. I had one. This egg salad recipe is the same as that thing your mom prepared for you. This salad can be served on bread or toast. Very good for breakfast, right? Yum! And again, do you know that a protein-packed breakfast helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day? That is a good news right?
My highs school bestfriend hates eating hard-boiled egg. She feels like vomiting when she smells one. I got no problem with this nutrient-packed food. How about you? If you have no such problem, then keep cracking those eggs. They are good for you. Follow this recipe and a good merienda is about to come. Make it as creamy as you want. You can also add other herbs as you wish, that is, as long as it will be palatable. Oops, let us know how it will turn out.
- 8 ( 10 – minute ) hard boiled eggs ( 11 Minutes out of refrigerator )
- ½ cup red sweet onions, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced finely
- 1 ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup fresh basil ( cut into strips )
- After boiling eggs, chill in ice water for 5 minutes. Peel off the shells. Blend all ingredients together. Serve on bread or toast.