Win Eggland’s Best Eggs!

Win Eggland’s Best Eggs!

Eggs have gotten a bad reputation, but the American Heart Association says an egg a day can be part of a healthy diet. Here’s why these babies are one of my top foods and enter to win an Eggland’s Best gift pack (including 2 free coupons for Eggland’s Best Eggs)!

Nutrition Lowdown
One large egg contains 71 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Eggs are considered the most “perfect” protein, providing 98% of your required amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Eggs are also bursting with selenium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and phosphorus along with vitamins A, D, E and folate.

Eggs also have lutein and choline. Lutein is an antioxidant that helps with eye health while choline helps form the structural part of every cell in our bodies and studies have found that it may have an impact on fetal brain development.

Why Eggland’s Best?
Eggland’s Best provides their hens with feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a blend of rice bran, alfalfa meal, kelp and vitamin E. The feed has no added hormones, antibiotics or steroids. It’s also free of any animal fat, animal byproducts, recycled or processed foods. This results in eggs that contain 2 times more vitamin D and omega-3 fats along with 10 times more vitamin E than other eggs. They also have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs.

Here’s a closer look at the difference between Eggland’s Best and other eggs.

Creative Ideas
Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy eggs.

  • Scrambled and stuffed in a pita with 1 tablespoon hummus and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • My Spicy Egg Wrap
  • Egg salad made with a touch light mayo and Dijon mustard.
  • Hard boiled, sliced lengthwise and topped with horseradish and a touch of salt.
  • A bed of greens topped with a sliced, hard-boiled egg.
  • Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata
  • Spinach and Cheese Omelet


Enter to Win!
I’m giving away an Eggland’s Best gift pack (photo on right) which includes:

  • Two free coupons for Eggland’s Best eggs
  • An eco bag
  • Spatula
  • Plush egg
  • A copy of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better written by my colleague and registered dietitian Elizabeth Ward.

Enter in the comments for a chance to win. Tell me “how do you like your eggs?” One randomly selected commenter will win the Eggland’s Best gift pack.

The contest begins 10:30 AM EST today, and ends on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won.  Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Prize sponsored by Eggland’s Best.

  • Danny-J
    Posted at 10:49h, 17 April Reply

    thanks for the chance!

  • Ashley Taylor
    Posted at 10:52h, 17 April Reply

    I love my eggs scrambled with whites added, fresh spinach, a laughing lite cow cheese wedge and cayenne pepper! yum!

  • Pam
    Posted at 10:53h, 17 April Reply

    I like my eggs scrambled with some sauteed onions and melted cheese on top.

  • Lori Aest
    Posted at 10:55h, 17 April Reply

    I love to make scrabble eggs for my family. It is fun to be able to “change them up” with what I have in my house or to what I am craving!

  • Mary Ann MacKay
    Posted at 10:56h, 17 April Reply

    I see Eggland’s Best eggs have no antibiotics or hormones, which is wonderful. Are the “healthy grains” they are fed organic?

  • Gregory Feathers
    Posted at 10:56h, 17 April Reply

    I love eggs! I usually eat omelets twice a day. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Branden Loock
    Posted at 10:57h, 17 April Reply

    My favorite is over-easy. Sprinkle a little pepper, and eat with turkey bacon and whole-wheat toast. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, doesnt matter!

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate
    Posted at 10:58h, 17 April Reply

    Scrambled with cheese!

  • Judy Cannon
    Posted at 10:58h, 17 April Reply

    I like my eggs scrambled with baby spinach, onions, mushrooms and green peppers and coconut oil! It’s the first thing I look forward to every morning!!!

  • Heather
    Posted at 11:04h, 17 April Reply

    I love to eat scrambled egg whites in the morning with a little bit of pesto and parmesan for flavor.

  • Crystal Froemming
    Posted at 11:06h, 17 April Reply

    I love 2 whole eggs and 2-3 egg whites overeasy with Ezekiel toast for dipping 🙂

  • Yelena
    Posted at 11:07h, 17 April Reply

    Eggs are awesome!

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 11:22h, 17 April Reply

    I love eggs all ways. Scrambled, over easy, or even deviled.

  • Christina
    Posted at 11:24h, 17 April Reply

    I buy two 18 count eggs at a time. One for meals and one to hardboil for quick snacks.

  • Lexie Burgess
    Posted at 11:29h, 17 April Reply

    Hard boiled 🙂

  • Kristen hering
    Posted at 11:47h, 17 April Reply

    I Love Eggs! Haven’t tried these yet but I know I should.

  • Diana Ruiz
    Posted at 12:01h, 17 April Reply

    I love my eggs boiled or scrambled with some bell peppers, onions, and spinach!!!

  • Lynna Vongsayarath
    Posted at 12:02h, 17 April Reply

    I just love eggs period. I have them scrambled with pepper and pepper corn medly with oat meal for bf. I love them boiled to have as an afternoon snack on the go or in a salad. I love them as omelets with mushrooms and spinach. Even for dinner as eggs and chicken!!

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 12:04h, 17 April Reply

    Love my egg whites scrambled with spinach, then I add some spicy salsa on top! Yummy!

  • Cathy
    Posted at 12:14h, 17 April Reply

    Scrambled with spinach and feta cheese!!!

  • Darla Leal
    Posted at 12:20h, 17 April Reply

    I purchase 5 dozen eggs for my weekly meal planning, hard boil 1/2 the batch, and the other half I utilize in my Stay Healthy Baking and Cooking. Needless to say, I USE LOTS OF EGGS! A fabulous Meal 1: Egg Scramble with fresh spinach and avocado. Stay Healthy!

  • Nicole
    Posted at 12:35h, 17 April Reply

    Everyone who knows me, knows I love eggs! 1 yolk, 5 whites with a pinch of hawaiian sea salt and pepper. That’s it! Mmm!

  • Alicia
    Posted at 12:47h, 17 April Reply

    I like my eggs boiled and on wheat bread with a little cheese and veggies.

  • Jackie
    Posted at 12:48h, 17 April Reply

    Eat egg whites EVERY morning with my oatmeal!!

  • Julie
    Posted at 12:53h, 17 April Reply

    scrambled eggs with bits of ham and hash browns on the side

  • Carlos Echandy
    Posted at 13:23h, 17 April Reply

    I love my eggs raw in my morning smoothie! Yummmm

  • Nicole
    Posted at 13:53h, 17 April Reply

    I love eggs any way, but my absolute favorite is to cook an egg over-easy in a small bit of browned butter and salt it lightly.

  • Jody - Fit at 54
    Posted at 14:20h, 17 April Reply

    My hubby LOVES deviled eggs but I am more a scrambled type person OR in baked goods! 😉

  • Carissa
    Posted at 14:52h, 17 April Reply

    I like my eggs well done! I like the scrambled well with sun dried tomatoes and feta!

  • Ginny Fischer
    Posted at 15:07h, 17 April Reply

    It can be difficult to get enough high-quality protein when you’re dieting or (for us older women) when you just don’t eat as much as you used to, and an egg (or two) for breakfast is a great way to make sure you do. And Eggland’s Best eggs taste great and are full of great nutrition!

  • Renata
    Posted at 15:34h, 17 April Reply

    I like my eggs softly scrambled with a very lightly buttered skillet!;-)

  • JessieG
    Posted at 17:00h, 17 April Reply

    I love two sunny side-up eggs, atop sweet potato oven baked, lightly (sea) salted fries! OH YEAH! NUM! I want some now.

  • Georgina
    Posted at 20:04h, 17 April Reply

    Eggs Benedict is my favorite with poached eggs and hollandaise site.

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 21:39h, 17 April Reply

    YES Please with a cherry on top!!!!!! 🙂

  • MySocialChef
    Posted at 21:58h, 17 April Reply

    Love eggs!

  • Perry P. Perkins
    Posted at 22:17h, 17 April Reply

    Baked with onions, green chilies, and asiago cheese!

  • Marisa Gillispie
    Posted at 23:07h, 17 April Reply

    I love my egg white/oatmeal pancake with blueberries on top! Every morning!

  • Ray S
    Posted at 06:51h, 18 April Reply

    I like my eggs made into an omelet with diced tomatoes, avocado and shredded cheese inside!

  • L
    Posted at 07:38h, 18 April Reply

    Poached, so there’s no oil!

  • Marnely Rodriguez
    Posted at 07:49h, 18 April Reply

    I love them poached, whites fully cooked and yolk still runny!

  • veronica reilly
    Posted at 08:07h, 18 April Reply

    I love my eggs scrambled topped with Franks Hot Sauce ! Yummie!

  • michelle schneider
    Posted at 08:13h, 18 April Reply

    I love eggs just about any way, but my favorite is huevos rancheros – cooked over medium on top of a crisp whole wheat tortilla then smothered in salsa and served with refried black beans.

  • Daniel M
    Posted at 12:48h, 18 April Reply

    I’m a huge fan of eggs. My favorite is a “sink sammich” – egg over easy on an everything bagel with light cream cheese, a little s & p, and a slice of tomato. Do stand over the sink cuz it’s messy!

  • Kathy Dill
    Posted at 13:14h, 18 April Reply

    We love our eggs just about any way possible, but really like them with homemade salsa on top 🙂

  • Bonnie Alcala
    Posted at 13:18h, 18 April Reply

    I love my eggs scrambled with some pork chorizo, then placed in a hot tortilla with grated sharp cheddar cheese.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 15:10h, 18 April Reply

    I hate 1 hard boiled egg almost every day. Perfect afternoon snack.

  • Shannon Schulte
    Posted at 18:43h, 18 April Reply

    I love them scrambled with salsa!

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 06:55h, 19 April Reply

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks for an amazing giveaway! There were so many delicious and nutritious ideas posted.

    The winner of the Eggland’s Best gift pack is….Marisa Gillispie! Congrats and please look for my email so I can mail you everything.

    Stay tuned for more really cool giveaways next week…..

    Stay healthy!

  • Marisa Gillispie
    Posted at 22:22h, 19 April Reply

    Thanks So Much!!! Very excited to win!

  • Patricia Scramble
    Posted at 23:48h, 20 April Reply

    I love my husbands scrambled eggs, chopped canned potato and chopped ham. He makes them so fluffy and perfect. Love egg-lands any way.

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