In between crushing it at work, spending time with your family and snapping stunning pics for your Insta, it’s not always easy to eat healthy in the fall.  

Thankfully, there’s one staple in your fridge that’s quick to cook up and packs a nutritional punch: eggs.

We’re not just talking breakfast. You can incorporate eggs in any healthy and versatile meal at any time of day. They’re a whole, unprocessed source of protein and the meals often come together in less than 10 minutes. 

Wondering how to get started? Here are some of our favourite Insta-worthy egg recipes that are sure to woo your friends and followers.

Poached Egg, Asparagus and Bacon Vinaigrette

This deceivingly simple side dish is bursting with flavour. Tender bacon bits and a poached egg help elevate the asparagus here. Quick and delicious - coming right up!

Poached Egg Wild Mushroom Salad

Mushroom lovers will wild out on this salad. Pair a bed of leaves with some cremini, oyster or shiitake cooked mushrooms — or, better yet, go for all three. Top it off with a perfectly poached egg (in fact, studies show that our bodies better absorb nutrients from veggies when eggs are eaten with them). All the more reason to grab seconds!

Shakshuka For One

Letting yourself get creative in the kitchen can help you shake out of the usual routine, even when you’re cooking for one. Case in point: Shakshuka — a popular, healthy breakfast in parts of the Middle East and Israel — that’s cooked here in a small frying pan. The star ingredients are (no surprise) the eggs, set atop some tomato sauce and spices.

Flower Power Sunny-Side Eggs

Your first meal of the day doesn’t have to be a production. Easily elevate your breakfast game with this recipe by frying sunny-side eggs in some colourful bell pepper rings. Two eggs alone can provide 13 grams of protein, helping you build and maintain muscle and keep a healthy immune system. Now that’s #fitnessgoals.

Chilaquiles (Breakfast Nachos)

We’re down for any excuse to eat nachos. This version is a twist on the classic: simmer the tortilla chips for about three minutes in taco sauce until they’re tender. Add some fried eggs on top help seal the deal. Buen provecho!

Zucchini Pasta

Who says you need carbs with your pasta? Blanch some zucchini noodles for 30 seconds, toss them with tomatoes and pesto, and top with a fried egg for an easy, nutritious meal. Game. Set. Match.

Homemade Chicken and Ramen

Forget about the microwavable ramen from your college dorm. This homemade version is an instant upgrade, featuring ooey gooey soft boiled eggs. For a vegetarian version, just swap out the chicken broth with veggie.

Eggs and Chorizo Wraps

Eggs, spicy chorizo and cheddar cheese — count us in. It all comes together in a simple wrap, making this a great meal on the go. Add some fresh cilantro, green onions and salsa to boost those flavours. Mix it all up and enjoy!

Linguine Carbonara

Eggs are the centrepiece of this drool-worthy Italian dish. Just whisk some eggs with parmesan and pour it over linguine as it cooks in delicious cream and pancetta. Yep, our stomachs are grumbling too.

Classic Paella

Don’t be intimidated by this classic Spanish rice dish. This light, easy version can be put together in less than an hour. For date night, we highly recommend tossing in half a pound of shrimp. And don’t forget some fried eggs for a protein boost.

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Here’s a crowd-pleasing dish if you’ve got guests coming over for brunch and don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. The grape tomatoes, asparagus and goat cheese offer a delicious medley of flavours, and the egg base will ensure your guests leave with full stomachs.

Egg Salad and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches

Sometimes, you’ve just got to treat yourself for lunch. This mouth-watering sandwich offers peak indulgence, kudos to the caramelized onions. Add fresh mayo, lettuce and chopped eggs, and you’re a regular sandwich artist.

Autumn Farro Bowl

If you’re not familiar with farro, it’s time to get acquainted. This Italian favourite is shaped like rice, offers a nutty flavour and is packed with fibre and protein. For your next quick dinner bowl, toss it with cauliflower, cannellini beans, pesto and feta cheese. Sneak in a couple of eggs and some baby kale to soak up all the nutrients.

 
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