5 Incredible Egg Diet Recipes You Must Try Today

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Eggs offer healthy breakfast options. And there are countless, effortless ways that you can prepare eggs and include it in your diet. What is more interesting is that there exists an Egg Diet wherein every meal of the day has eggs, in some or the other form. From simple hardboiled eggs to scrambled and poached eggs, this diet offers various ways to eat egg. Before helping you out with 5 egg diet exclusive recipes, let us take a look at what an egg diet is about.

Egg Diet:

Egg Diet, if put crisply, is an eggetarian version of a high protein diet and shares a closer resemblance with the reputed high protein Atkins Diet. The difference between this particular diet and other protein-focused diets lies in the fact that eggs are the heart and soul of egg diet plan. Eggs are the main source of protein, but should be taken only in limited proportions to tackle the high cholesterol content. Hence, you can opt for the inclusion of other sources of lean proteins to optimize the benefits of this diet plan.

Sample 3 Day Egg Diet Menu Plan:

Here is a sample meal plan for those who are on the egg diet:

Days Breakfast Lunch Dinner
1 3 fried eggs + 3 strips turkey   bacon + ½ grapefruit + 1 cup coffee/tea without sugar 3 hard boiled eggs + 1 cup leafy   greens + 1 oz skinless, boneless roasted chicken breasts Veggie omelet made with 2 eggs
2 Egg scramble made from 3 eggs + ½   cup low carb veggies + 2 oz ham + ½ grapefruit + 1 cup coffee/tea without   sugar 2 hard-boiled eggs + 2 cups of   leafy green lettuce + ½ grapefruit Veggie omelet made with 2 eggs + 2   cups mixed salad with balsamic vinegar dressing
3 2 eggs poached + 1 cup steamed   spinach + ½ grapefruit + 1 cup coffee/tea without sugar Eggs scramble with 2 eggs and 2   egg whites + 1 cup mixed greens + ½ grapefruit Veggie omelet made with 2 eggs + ½   grapefruit

In this meal plan, eggs have been used in 5 different ways:

  1. Fried eggs
  2. Egg scramble
  3. Poached eggs
  4. Hard boiled eggs
  5. Veggie omelet


5 Tasty Ways Of Enjoying Eggs While On Egg Diet:

Read on to know how you can prepare these recipes. None of the mentioned recipes use butter or oil as both these ingredients are strictly prohibited while on an egg diet plan.

1. Hardboiled Eggs:

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This one doesn’t need any special effort, but many a times the eggs crack while boiling them. A little caution –that is all you need to prepare this the right way. Serve the hardboiled eggs with a sprinkle of black pepper powder and a little salt along with the herbs of your choice for added taste.

Ingredients:

  •   Eggs – 6
  •   Cold water

 Directions:

  1. Place eggs in a medium sized saucepan and fill the pan with cold water.
  2. Add a pinch of salt, place it on high flame and let the water boil.
  3. Lower the heat to the minimum, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes or until the eggs are firm.
  4. Take out the eggs from the saucepan.
  5. Gently tap the eggs, so that the shells crack roughly.
  6. Place in a bowl and keep aside for 60 seconds.
  7. Peel off the shell. And the eggs are ready to be enjoyed!

2. Poached Eggs:

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Poached eggs are not my favorite, yet I vouch for their healthy factor. And they are so easy to prepare. Use the freshest eggs available as they are easier to poach. Here is how you can manage to prepare poached eggs:

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 2
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp

 Directions:

  1. Add water to a saucepan placed on medium to high flame.
  2. Let the water come to a full rolling boil.
  3. Lower the heat and let water stop boiling.
  4. Add vinegar and mix.
  5. Crack eggs, one at a time, into the vinegar infused water.
  6. Cover and cook for three minutes.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, take the eggs out gently and carefully.
  8. Place atop steamed spinach, sprinkle generous amounts of herbs and spices, and enjoy.

3. Fried Eggs:

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This can be relished for breakfast as well as for lunch. A tasty way, it goes perfectly with a cup of mixed salads drenched with balsamic vinegar and oil free dressing.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 2
  • Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste, freshly cracked

 Directions:

  1. Place a non-stick skillet atop medium to high flame and allow it to turn hot.
  2. Crack the eggs into a custard cup and gently slip them into the pan. Do this one at a time to maintain the shape.
  3. Lower the heat to the minimum possible.
  4. Cook in slow flame until the egg whites set completely and yolks thicken, but are still soft. This will take about 5 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, flip the eggs gently and carefully. Cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
  6. Season to taste with pepper and salt.
  7. Serve hot with salads.

4. Scrambled Eggs [With Eggs And Egg Whites]:

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This one is slightly different from the way scramble is generally prepared. It uses 2 eggs and 2 egg whites. The yolks have been omitted to keep a check on the fat levels, while whites have been included for added protein. Make sure the scramble doesn’t turn brown as the slightest hint of brown shade indicates that you have burnt your scramble.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 2, whole
  • Egg whites – 2
  • Salt – to taste
  • Onions – 1, medium, peeled, finely chopped
  • Tomato -1, small, finely chopped
  • Zucchini – ¼, small, finely diced
  • Baby spinach – ½ cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper – to taste 

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk egg whites, salt and pepper. Keep aside.
  2. Place a medium sized deep frying pan on medium to high heat.
  3. Add onions and sauté until it becomes crispy tender. Sprinkle water now and then to prevent sticking to the pan.
  4. Add zucchini and fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add tomato and spinach and cook until tomatoes are pulpy.
  6. Add egg mixture and cook. Stir until the eggs are set.
  7. Serve fresh with salads of your choice.

5. Veggie Omelet:

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I love this. Pack it up with the veggies of your choice – spinach, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and whatever you want. Avoid mashed potatoes and other carbohydrate- rich veggies so that you won’t end up violating the thumb rule of egg diet.

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 2
  • Onion – 1, small, finely chopped
  • Tomato – 1, small, chopped
  • Carrot – 1 tsp, finely grated
  • Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
  • Coriander – 2 tsp, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 2 tsp 

Directions:

  1. Crack eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add water and seasoning.
  3. With a wire whisk, whisk the mixture until pale and slightly foamy.
  4. Fold in the veggies.
  5. Heat a non-stick shallow frying pan on medium to high flame.
  6. Lower the flame from low to medium and pour in the egg mixture.
  7. Cook on low flame until the bottom portion turns golden and the edges start lifting.
  8. Using a spatula, lift the edges to allow the fluids to overflow to the bottom.
  9. Cook for 2 minutes more.
  10. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle a little Italian herb mix and serve.

You can have eggs as snacks while you are on the egg diet. While the weight loss from this particular diet seems to be tempting, it is quite tempting to quit this soon as the food options are restricted. You can try swapping up the veggies in the omelets and scramble to make the diet more interesting.

What is your favorite egg diet recipe? Just a simple hardboiled egg or a luxurious, zero oil, veggie laden scramble? Share your views and thoughts with us. Just scroll down and start entering the text.

Happy Egg Dieting!

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