Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Incredible Edible Egg
Let's talk eggs. I'm thinking eggs are more good than not, don't you think? Maybe I'm wrong. And I'm totally open to wrong. In fact, as a little sidenote, I am NO expert at all. I'd like to get an expert on here to help me sort some of this out, but basically we're learning together.
Anyhoo, if you know something I don't or if you think I've got it backwards, let me know in the comments section. That's what it's all about.
Back to the eggs. I'm all about convenience, and I've found that boiling a bunch of these babies at a moment when I can bails me out of a snack attack later. Today the kids had an egg for snack instead of the back-up animal crackers. Which are totally cookies. Call them what you want but those are cookies, no?
But here's what some expert says here:
General dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association are that adults eat no more than 3-4 eggs yolks each week. There aren't any formal recommendations for children, but like adults, it is recommended that children limit their intake of cholesterol to 300mg each day. Since an egg contains about 213mg of cholesterol, eating eggs too often can cause your child to have a diet that is high in cholesterol.
Eggs can be a healthy part of your child's diet though and shouldn't be avoided altogether. In addition to being high in cholesterol, eggs also have a lot of benefits, including being high in protein, iron, minerals and B vitamins.
So all in all, my verdict is that I'm going to keep making the eggs, but not so many. Not an everyday thing. That's too bad. I was thinking they could be a super easy everyday thing. I can handle that though.