One Dozen Deliciously Healthy Ways to Serve Eggs

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, eggs are nature's perfect protein. They're affordable, easy to prepare, naturally gluten-free, and extremely versatile -- as these 12 ways to serve them show!

1. Eggs in a Basket

Cutting out a circle, or other fun cookie cutter shape, from the center of toasted bread makes way for an easy breakfast or light lunch. Get the how-to for Sunshine Toast here! (For gluten-free, simply sub gluten-free bread.)

2. Simple Egg Drop Soup

For each serving, heat chicken stock to boiling, add 1 to 2 eggs, and stir vigorously with chopsticks to create "ribbons" of egg. Turn off heat and serve immediately.

3. Savory Oatmeal Bowl with Sunny Up Egg

Who says oatmeal has to be sweet? Prepare plain oatmeal (regular or gluten-free) according to package directions, then top with savory favorites like shredded cheese, diced avocado, tomato, and of course, a sunny-side up (or over-easy) egg.

4. The Creamiest Scrambled Eggs

The secret to ultra silky, creamy scrambled eggs isn't add-ins like milk, cream, or cheese. The real secret is patience. Cook whisked eggs slowly over very low heat and resist the urge to overstir, raise the heat, or add extras. Allow eggs to set in the pan, stir gently, and repeat until desired level of doneness is achieved. Perfect eggs, every time.

5. Frittata

No matter what you have on hand, as long as you have eggs, you can whip up a fantastic frittata in no time. Start with this recipe for Veggie Frittata and improvise from there, adding in diced chicken, ham, or turkey and changing up the diced veggies to suit your tastes.

6. Hard-Boiled Eggs with Avocado on Toast

This may be the perfect lunch! Spread mashed avocado on toasted bread (regular or gluten-free), then top with slices of hard-boiled egg, add salt and pepper, and voila! Lunch is served!

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7. Avocado Deviled Eggs

Replace traditional mayo with healthy avocado mayo and automatically elevate the status of ho-hum deviled eggs to health food. Get the quick fix recipe for Avocado Deviled Eggs here!

8. Egg Salad

Start with the basics: hard-boiled eggs, enough mayo to moisten, and some salt and pepper. Then customize to suit your tastes: sweet or dill pickle relish, a touch of yellow mustard for zing, diced water chestnuts for crunch, diced celery, pimiento peppers, or chopped olives. Stir it all together, and spread on toasted bread or serve with crackers for a filling, protein-rich lunch.

9. Mini Quiche

Start with your favorite quiche recipe (with or without crust), then divide the mixture between muffin cups and bake. Mini quiches are perfect for little hands to hold, and they also make great on-the-run breakfast options.

10. 1-Minute Microwave Eggs

No time for breakfast? No problem! Whisk 2 eggs plus 1 Tablespoon water or milk together, pour into a lightly greased large mug (at least 12-ounce capacity), and microwave 45 seconds. Leave in closed microwave 15 seconds, then remove and serve.

11. Poached Eggs Over...Anything!

Toast, veggies, even a burger -- you name it and a poached egg is bound to make it tastier! Never poached an egg? Here's a simple how-to that yields expert results every time.

12. Bacon and Egg Spaghetti

Pasta for breakfast? Bacon and eggs for dinner? Yes and yes! No matter when you serve it, bacon and egg spaghetti will be in your regular menu rotation once you try this recipe! For gluten-free, sub gluten-free bread and pasta in the recipe.

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