Pantry Egg Recipes
We shared some of our favorite brunch-worthy egg recipes earlier this month, now we are taking a different approach. As more and more places tell people to stay inside and quarantined, and people continue to hoard food, many of us find ourselves relying on our pantries. That can be hard, especially if you have dietary concerns. While pasta is a fall back for many Americans, if you have blood sugar concerns, you may avoid or limit how frequently you eat the carb-heavy dish.
Neuliven Health is a San Diego-based company. We are all in this situation together. We hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves. Part of that is limiting contact with other people. Getting groceries delivered by either a friend or a service may be your safest option. Just have them leave it outside your door to avoid contact. But, stores may not have what you want in stock. We’ll be bringing you recipes that are easy and made of staples while this crisis continues.
Many of us grab something easy and fast for breakfast on most days. But, this situation is leaving people with more free time in their home and to cook breakfast. Here are four egg recipes that use things you probably already have in your pantry. And, while we encourage you to stick to your schedule, eggs are great at breakfast, lunch or dinner. It can feel like a treat you play around with healthy meals when you are stuck inside!
Beet-pickled Deviled Eggs
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This is a great anytime recipe. It can be a healthy snack or a main dish for dinner. We love finger foods for easy dinners! Combining pickled eggs and deviled eggs brings together two of our favorite recipes. If you don’t have beets, you can either skip them or use carrots. You could also use beet powder, but no one in our office has that in their pantry! You can also skip the peppers and just add a pinch of whatever spicy pepper powder you have in your spice rack. One piece of deviled egg is 72 calories and has one gram of carbs, so scale that nutritional value as you see fit to find out what one serving is for your preference. Get the recipe.
Frozen Vegetable Frittata
Image: Ruth Hartnup, Wikimedia
We like eating fresh veggies because it adds variation to our diet with the changes of the season. Right now, that’s harder than usual. We’re turning to our freezer to make sure we still get our greens! Many studies have proven that frozen vegetables are just as good as fresh ones. We like this egg recipe because it uses a verity of veggies, and you can really use whatever you have. If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, just use a plate to flip the whole thing to cook both sides without making an omelet. (https://www.bonappetit.com/story/how-to-make-a-frittata-stovetop) One serving of the frittata has 119 calories and 10.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Healthy Mexican Black Bean Egg Cup
If you’re anything like us, you can a can of beans, a jar salsa, a sachet of taco seasoning, shredded cheese and eggs. Salsa has a long shelf life, and if you have been saving it for a get-together, that plan has gone out the window for at least a couple of months! Crack it open now and make these tasty egg muffins! The instruction says to use taco cheese, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. These really are a great “anytime” recipe. A muffin has 124 calories and two grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Eggs in Purgatory
This is a recipe that would be perfect for a brunch because it looks so impressive. But, it can nice to treat yourself when disconnected from people. The instructions call for fresh parsley, which always looks nice, but it’s really not necessary to enjoy the dish. Will all of these recipes, we say to use substitutes as you see fit. A meal doesn’t have to be exact to be tasty. A serving is 163 calories with six grams of carbs, and it’s so delicious. Get the recipe.
We’ll be sharing recipes like this while we’re all stuck indoors. If you have any requests for types of recipes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always happy to help our readers find dishes that are right for them.