A survey carried out during the first lockdown found that we ate eggs for breakfast 68% more times than in the previous year.

Of course, this was because so many of us were working from home.

Pesto eggs even had their own special moment on the social media platform Tik Tok. 12 million people watched a video posted by Amy Willchowski showing the creation of this healthy food hack. Check it out on Tik Tok.

7 reasons to eat eggs regularly –

  1. Whole eggs are packed with nutrients. They are full of vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients.
  2. A large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates.
  3. Studies have shown that eggs actually improve your cholesterol level. They improve your cholesterol level by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and increase the size of LDL particles, which should lower the risk of heart disease.
  4. Eggs are full of ‘Choline’ which is a lesser-known nutrient that is often grouped with the B-complex vitamins. Choline is an essential nutrient that few people get enough of. Egg yolks are an excellent source of choline.
  5. Eggs are a brilliant source of protein, with all the essential amino acids in the right ratios.
  6. Eggs are very high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which can drastically reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  7. Eggs are very filling. Eating eggs for breakfast may reduce calorie intake later in the day which can help with fat loss.

Source: Vitality Health, Healthline, TikTok



british-egg-weekBritish Egg Week is running from 30th September – 6th October, 2013. 

Its organised in association with British Lion Eggs, the week’s aim is to show parents and children that eggs are an excellent meal, since they are high in nutrition for youngsters and value for money, too. 

Top chefs have cooked up lots of recipes to try – just visit the website for the recipe details.

The British Lion mark on egg shells and egg boxes means that the eggs have been produced to the highest standards of food safety.

There are only around 8 calories in an egg, and they’re rich in B vitamins too, which means they’re great if you’re on a diet or just want to eat healthier.   But it’s estimated that around 15% of people have only a drink for their breakfast.

You should buy eggs from a reputable retailer where they will have been transported and stored at the correct temperature (below 20°C)
• Keep eggs refrigerated after purchase
• Store eggs in their box and, as eggs are porous, away from strong-smelling foods
• Make sure you use eggs by the ‘best before’ date shown on the egg or box – for Lion Quality eggs, this guarantees that they are fresher than required by law