Eggcellent food ideas

Forgive me, that pun is terrible… Today I’m teaming with British Lion Eggs for some egg-inspired meal ideas.

We all have go-to meals when you’re tired and can’t really be bothered cooking a ‘proper’ meal. Mine are normally eggs-based meals (or take-away when it’s been a really bad day). It’s funny because I know in the US (correct me if I’m wrong) eggs are seen fundamentally as a breakfast food so having eggs for dinner might seem a bit odd to those across the pond (more like ‘brinner’). But I think in the UK eggs are fair game for any meal really. Scrambled eggs, fried eggs, omelettes, etc. are all seen as a normal non-breakfast specific meals.

Anyway my go-to quick meals tend to help out with left-over sad veggies in the fridge as well so it’s a win-win situation (not for Ben though, veggies are never a win-win situation for him). I’ll literally just throw a load of vegetables (courgettes, chopped onion, tomatoes, mushrooms) in the pan, fry away in coconut oil and then throw in three eggs and maybe a bit of tuna or cream cheese, let it all set together and dinner is done and dusted. It’s sort of my take on an omelette but it tends to turn into a bit of a scramble if I’m rushing (British Lion Eggs website has a great list of omelette recipes that will far outdo mine!)

IMG_2675 Maybe with a side of Brussels’ sprouts…

For Ben it’s fairly simple: three eggs scrambled on two buttered slices of toast (brainwashed now into wholemeal bread rather than white). At the weekend he’ll usually have a sandwich for lunch and it’s usually tuna mayonnaise. But his absolute favourite is egg mayonnaise (really not my thing at all as I despise mayonnaise).

Another easy egg-inspired meal is a salad. Salads will always win my heart. And it’s all about the toppings.

Obviously the Caesar salad is my favourite. The best have boiled eggs, grilled bacon, chicken, Caesar dressing and anchovies (lots of great protein). I could literally live on this salad. I’m not sure what it is…maybe the amazing creamy dressing that’s like 100,000 calories, shhh! but it just rocks my world. This was one of my favourite ever Caesar salad meals in a restaurant (Trents in Chichester):

IMG_3049 Sadly this was a few years ago and since they’ve lost the egg. Devastating!

For salads at home it really depends what we have in the fridge to what else we throw in the salad: lettuce, chopped onions, roasted courgette, grated carrot, cherry tomatoes, fruit, beetroot, mushrooms, roasted sweet potato if I can get myself in gear…really anything.

This cheeky salad has figs, feta and peach in it and (obviously) a fried egg on top.

Mozz salad 12.10 My favourite thing is breaking the yolk and using the yellow ‘goo’ as dressing.

This one is all about the hummus and eggs.

IMG_2694 Maybe my combinations are a bit strange but I just love salad. I love that pretty much anything goes. As long as there’s a good amount of protein in there I’m happy. And eggs are pretty perfect protein!

Eggs are just a great easy meal addition. Great source of protein, a powerhouse of nutrition and damn tasty – however you cook them!

What’s your favourite way to eat eggs? As long as the filling is good, I love a good omelette. But fried is always perfection too.

What’s your favourite salad toppers?

Do you like dressing on your salads? I’m usually not fussed but with a Caesar salad obviously I need that dressing!

***Full disclosure: I was asked to write this post by the British Lion Eggs in return for an egg boiler. All opinions are my own. The links are not affiliate links.***

21 Replies to “Eggcellent food ideas”

    1. Cadbury’s creme egg does actually contain real egg! (as do lots of other random foods like gravy, chewit sweets, some marshmallows)

  1. Boiled egg and toast every weekday breakfast without the fail – love it! Tends to keep me full for a good 3 or 4 hours (where as cereal or just toast only keeps me going for half that time before I’m rummaging in the biscuit tin!)
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  2. We eats lots of eggs in this house as Mark get them pretty much free at work (30 eggs for 50p!)….very useful for frittata, egg fried rice, adding to stir fries, cakes!

  3. Eggcellent egg pun Anna! I was cracking up. Tee hee.
    Anyway, I don’t like the taste of eggs, or the texture, but I like eggs in cake! I also quite like pancakes after a run, and have recently got into french toast- so long as I can’t taste the egg I am OK!
    I love hummus and avocado on a salad, so tasty..
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  4. I’m not a huge egg fan, but I do like them for breakfast (ha, you were totally right about us Americans with our eggs 😉 haha!). I usually have them sunny-side up or overeasy and I like popping the yolk and dipping everything in the yellow goo too. Especially toast (I guess I’m like Ben that way). Yum.

    Quick question- what is roasted courgette?
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  5. I’m a big fan of boiled eggs as a quick snack. I try and keep a couple in the fridge ready to go.. Love them just cold with a sprinkle (hangs head in shame!) of salt.. I’m not a fan of egg white so the yolk MUST be runny! Otherwise I share eggs with my little girl as she likes the white and we swap…. perfect combo!

    Also love a good poached egg but find them deceivingly tricky to get just right… any tips?

    And of course, everyone’s favourite way to eat eggs…. in a good old sponge cake ;o) 12 eggs went into the birthday cake I made this weekend – I wish I could get 30 for 50p instead of £5.50!!!
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    1. Oh don’t get me started on salt. I’m a salt fiend! Sounds like a brilliant snack.
      I’m an egg poacher failure as well I’m afraid. I’m not a fan but Ben likes them but I always do them too much (he’s very fussy about runny whites so I panic and overcook). There’s like a whirlpool thing you have to do in the pan? And apparently putting vinegar in helps! No idea…
      Omg 12 eggs! The cake look amazing though.
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  6. Love a good egg!! Tom usually tells me my egg salads smell like Milo’s dirty nappies! Luckily Grace shares my egg love! She is the happiest girl in the world when I serve up an omelette! … Easily pleased!

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