Learn how eggs are not only the go-to breakfast food, but can be used for any meal. I’ve partnered with the American Egg Board to show you how.
Before I go into my recipe and why I love eggs, I want to share with you the American Egg Board You’re Incredible Because… contest. This contest aims to inspire others to share why their kids, friends and classmates are incredible and calls for stories of incredible kids from all across the country in an effort to celebrate back to school. Entering the contest is as easy as submitting a photo or video to the Incredible Egg’s Facebook contest posts, or your own Twitter or Instagram along with a caption explaining why the kid in your life is incredible. Posts using the hashtags #IncredibleBecause and #Contest to be considered contest entries and are eligible for the grand prize and weekly prizes.
Now, I’m going to have to submit a photo of my very own princess not because she has DONE something incredible but due to the fact that she IS incredible. Don’t let her photos on the blog intimidate you. She’s almost always smiling, when not taking photos of course. Madison can brighten anyone’s day and I sometimes tell others that I don’t think she’s my child. She’s very friendly and outgoing and lightens up the room. Her vivacity is something to be admired and also one of the reasons why I love her so much.
Now why do I love eggs? If you’re new here, I grew up in the Caribbean, on the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. My family was very self-sufficient. My parents planted their fruits and veggies and the only things we bought were of course the items that we couldn’t make ourselves, such as rice and sugar etc. My dad kept a chicken coop in the backyard complete with hens and a rooster. Every morning I would wake up and we would get fresh eggs for our breakfast, however, those eggs would also be used to bake fresh bread and cakes. I had no idea at the time all the nutritional benefits that eggs gave to me, I just knew that it tasted delicious.
Fast forward to today. I’m now a mother with my own children ages 5 – 21, and we still eat eggs. While we don’t have a chicken coop in our backyard, I pick up my eggs at my local supermarket, wholesale club or commissary, and I always make sure that I have them in stock in my refrigerator. Eggs are not only the go-to breakfast for my family, but they’re also the perfect snack and a great addition to lunch or dinner on busy weekday nights. Research has also shown that eating high-quality protein foods for breakfast, like eggs, can help you and your family feel more energized and satisfied throughout the day.
Did you know?
- Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, with one large egg containing 6 grams of high-quality protein and nine essential amino acids, all for 70 calories.
- Eggs are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D, with one large egg providing 10 percent of your daily vitamin D needs.
- Don’t toss the yolk! Yolks contain most of the egg’s nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and more than 40 percent of the protein in an egg. The yolk also provides fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin D, E, A, choline and the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Now that my kids are back in school, snack time before meals and homework are important. My kids are just like me and love eating eggs as well. I love to infuse my Caribbean flavor into most of my dishes. I just love making curried everything and my curried deviled eggs recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, is delicious and can also be used as an egg salad for sandwiches as well.
Curried Deviled Eggs
What you’ll need:
6 large eggs
¾ tablespoon curry powder
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika for garnish
Finely chopped chives for garnish
Step 1: Place eggs in a pot of cold water on high heat and bring to a boil for about 15 minutes. Once your eggs have boiled for the required amount of minutes, turn off your stove and let the pan stay on the burner for about 10 minutes. Remove, then place under cold running water. This is by far one of the easiest way to remove the eggs from the shell, perfectly.
Step 2: In a bowl, mix your mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper together.
Step 3: Slice your eggs in half from tip to bottom and gently remove the yolks.
Step 4: Place your yolks in your mayonnaise and curry mixture. With a fork, smash the yolk until you have the texture you want. I personally don’t like my yolks too smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if so desired.
Step 5: You can now scoop your mixture into your egg whites. I personally used a ziploc bag, and snipped the ends to enable me to pipe the mixture into the egg whites a lot easier.
Step 6: Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. You can then garnish with your paprika and chives.
Now that you have my delicious curried deviled eggs recipe, go out and make your own. Also, don’t forget to enter the “You’re Incredible Contest” with your own incredible kid!