There are so many ways to cook eggs that it may seem a bit overwhelming to try and remember all of them. Sometimes eggs have additives in them like cream or extra flavoring that can make them less healthy than alternative options, which is why it’s important to think about your best and worst options for making yourself eggs in the morning. In general, eggs can be a really great and easy-to-achieve source of protein for your body, but once you start putting things like extra salt, heavy creams, or oil in them, things can take a nosedive in the health department. Let’s check out the best and worst ways to prepare eggs in the morning.
Most Healthy: Boiled Or Poached Eggs
Boiled or poached eggs are still super healthy because you don’t put anything in them except water with the pot. When you poach or boil an egg in water, you are limiting the time that the egg is exposed to the air, which ensures that the egg maintains many of its health benefits and nutrients inside before you eat it. Poached eggs can be used for things like eggs benedict or just over a plate of veggies, and hard-boiled eggs can be used really in any meal you wish to put them in, or eaten by themselves.
Less Healthy: Fried Eggs
Fried eggs have the word “fried” right in them, which makes it clear that they’ll require some oil to get to where they need to be. The oil is what makes them less healthy than a boiled or poached egg, but if you use an oil that’s considered “healthier”, like olive oil, you can keep them from being too unhealthy. If you’re someone who prefers fried eggs over another type, don’t fret, using olive oil will keep things a bit healthier than another type of oil.
Least Healthy: Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs cooked the traditional way are the least healthy option you can choose when cooking an egg. The traditional way to cook a scrambled egg is with heavy creams and spices like salt and pepper, which make it less healthy already. If you choose to use liquid additives in your eggs, make it a bit healthier by using skim milk– or even water– to scramble them. This will reduce the amount of fat in your eggs, therefore making them that much healthier for you.