Eggs: The Perfect Diet Food?
An Egg-Cellent Choice for New Moms and Moms-to-Be
Eggs are a good source of choline, an important nutrient for pregnant and nursing women. Choline assists with fetal brain development and birth defect prevention (and acts as brain food for adults), and two eggs deliver 250 milligrams of choline, which is half of the Recommended Daily Amount.
Eggs also contain iron, which safeguards pregnant women and new mothers from developing anemia. Eggs contain a B vitamin that is beneficial for nerve tissue development and protein that helps support fetal growth.
Fresh and Versatile
Eggs have a relatively long shelf life. Keep raw shelled eggs in their original carton and store them on an inside refrigerator shelf (not the door) at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. They should keep their quality for about three to four weeks after their "sell by" date (although you should always purchase them before the date marked on the carton.) Keep in mind that there's no nutritional or quality difference between brown and white eggs. It's simply the breed of the chicken that determines an egg's shell color. Now that you know how good eggs can be for you, here are some healthy and delicious recipes to try:Classic Breakfast Burritos
4 six-inch flour tortillas
1 tbsp butter
1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese
1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper
Salsa or one tomato, diced
4 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and crumbled (optional)