I know it's cheesy, but it's Girl 2's favorite pun. Like clockwork, every time I return to the van after gathering eggs, she tells me I've done an "egg-cellent job!" And, at least to her, it's funny every time. ;)
For those who are looking to lose weight (which is a whole bunch of us, the National Egg Board has some great news:
"Eggs are all-natural and provide one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. One egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV), and nearly half is found in the yolk. In fact, the protein quality in an egg is so high that the scientists often use eggs as the standard for measuring the protein quality of other foods.
The all-natural, high-quality protein, like the protein in eggs, helps build muscles and allows you to feel full longer and stay energized, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. In fact, eating eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout the day. The protein in eggs provides steady and sustained energy because it does not cause a surge in blood sugar or insulin levels, which can lead to a rebound effect or energy “crash” as blood sugar levels drop. In addition to being a nutrient-rich source of high-quality protein, eggs provide varying amounts of several B vitamins required for the production of energy in the body, such as thiamin, riboflavin, folate, B12 and B6. And not only does the protein in eggs help kids and active adults build muscle strength, high-quality protein may help older adults prevent age-related muscle loss."
Because each egg contains so much protein, they are by far the cheapest source of protein you can buy. And who's not looking for a little more bang for their buck?
So, pick up a dozen from our front porch while you're out running around. Or shoot me a FaceBook message to be added to Wednesday's delivery route. We're having a special for the month of April: refer a new delivery customer and receive a free dozen yourself. Just be sure the new customer mentions you when they contact me. :)