Friday, November 14, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Best Broccoli Frittata

Food shopping these days is hard. Labels on everything claim "low fat" or "low sodium" or "fat free" or "no trans fat", but how do we know how good the product is for us overall? For instance, something may be "fat free" but may be full of chemical preservatives or sugar. Well I'm delighted to say that choosing good-for-you foods may become easier in the coming year. Yale University's Griffin Prevention Research Center developed the Overall Nutritional Quality Index which scores food from 1 to 100, based on nutrients, sugar, vitamins, and salt as well as impacts on blood pressure and other health concerns. Word on the street is that most stores plan to adopt the rankings in 2009. Among the foods that score a perfect 100 is broccoli. Broccoli, part of the cabbage family, is high in Vitamin C, soluble fiber and contains a lot of antioxidants with possible anti-cancer properties. How to incorporate more broccoli in your life? How about serving it at breakfast in a frittata! Eggology's Best Broccoli Frittata recipe follows:

Best Broccoli Frittata
Servings: 6

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
1 bunch (about 6 ounces) broccolini, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped jarred roasted red pepper, drained
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups Eggology egg whites
1/4 cup fat-free ricotta
2 tablespoons fat-free skim milk
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped shallot and broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in roasted red pepper and water. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 2 minutes.

Whisk together Eggology egg whites, ricotta and milk. Stir in minced basil. Season lightly with salt and generously with pepper.

Spread broccolini mixture evenly in skillet. Pour egg white mixture over broccoli. Cover and cook 6 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cheeses, cover and cook 2 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Cut into wedges.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Diet Tips from Diva on a Diet!

Often talking about the subjects of weight and dieting is a bit taboo - not many people want to reveal their stringent diet methods and even less want to reveal their weight! So when I stumbled upon this website,, I was impressed. The author, a self-proclaimed "Atlanta Diva", is a 30-something woman who lets her diet and weight history all hang out. She is pursuing major weight loss - and we are not taking about 5 pounds for a party next weekend. In doing so, she is blogging about her challenges and goals, as well as providing healthy recipes, diet tips, food product reviews, diet plan reviews, nutritional information and more. It's all here! And fun to read too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Day in the Life of a Chicken...

We are animal lovers here at Eggology! As I was looking at the comments about Prop 2 and the humane treatment of chickens, I came across this video that perfectly demonstrates our reason for treating our chickens to huge outdoor areas where they can be, well, chickens! Dust baths, overhead cover from pesky preditors, NO cages...all equal happy, healthy chickens and yummy, healthy egg whites.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Champagne Cupcakes

Every day is a reason to celebrate. But tomorrow is extra special because it is my birthday! Bring on the cupcakes and champagne ... or whip up some First Class Champagne Cupcakes!

First Class Champagne Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:
2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup champagne
3/4 cup Eggology egg whites, at room temperature

For the frosting:
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tablespoons champagne
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with champagne.

In a large clean bowl, beat the Eggology egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the batter until blended, then fold in the remaining Eggology egg whites until well blended.

Fill the cupcakes liners 3/4 full. Baker for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan.

Once completely cooled, brush 1 tablespoon of champagne frosting onto the tops of the cupcakes.

Champagne Frosting:

In a large bowl beat the shortening and butter until combined. Add the champagne. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Eggology Egg Whites: An Eggcellent Breakfast Choice!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's the meal that gets you going, providing you with energy for the rest of the day. Lots of people eat complex carbohydrates for breakfast, like cereals, bagels, toast. While those food are okay - some providing you with fiber, minerals and vitamins - a smarter choice is eggs. Why? Because eggs are packed with protein, which is important to replenish in your body after a good nights rest. And there is even better news for those who eat eggs for breakfast! Research has shown that those who eat eggs are inclined to a better weight loss strategy! According to
A study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center showed that participants who ate two eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than participants in the same study who ate a bagel for breakfast, even though the bagel and the eggs contained an equal number of calories. The egg-eaters also lost 61% more body mass and felt more energetic than the participants who ate

Wow! That is big news. Eggology suggests that you can have a healthy, lean protein meal by just eating egg whites! By eating egg whites, you will eliminate the cholesterol and fat that is found in a whole egg. So if you are striving for a weight loss goal, the best choice would be egg whites for breakfast: no fat and lots of protein!

For those of us who are busy, Eggology has fantastic On-The-Go microwavable egg whites. A perfect scramble with no oil and no pan. Easier than making toast!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Propostion 2 Passes in California! Eggology Practices Humane Treatment of Animals

Eggology is so proud that animal rights have prevailed in California. Proposition 2 was created by Californians for Humane Farms. They believe that it is cruel and inhumane to confine animals in cages so small that they can't turn around or stretch their limbs. Now that Prop 2 has passed, what can we expect? No more cruelty to animals. An improvement in our health and food safety. New opportunities for family farmers, less opportunity for factory farms. All positive results.

Eggology is proud to say that we were the first and still the only egg whites to be "certified humane" as we have made it a priority to promote animal welfare. Receiving the prestigious "Certified Humane" designation affirms that Eggology meets the Humane Farm Animal Care's stringent Animal Care Standard. What does this mean? This means that:
  • Hens live and move freely in large community open-air hen houses
  • No cages - hens have unlimited access to feed, water, and dirt for bathing
  • Hens are fed a 100% certified organic diet comprised mainly of organic corn, organic alfalfa, organic soy, organic salt & limestone
  • Hens that become injured for any reason receive immediate attention from an onsite poultry specialist to determine if the injury requires isolation for healing, or that the severity of injury will incur undo suffering in which case the hen is humanely euthanized
  • Hens who die are cremated on the ranch to prevent any potential for disease
  • Hens are not de-beaked

Remember happy chickens equal healthy eggs!

Eat Smart, Be Healthy: Thoughts from Eggology

"Your health is your wealth" my mother has said time and time again. Reading about home foreclosures and possibly an impending recession got me thinking about how true that statement really is. You have to be healthy to survive because it's hard to hold down a full time job if you are sick. Which reminds me of the old adage "you are what you eat". More and more evidence is surfacing to support that statement. And one way to ward off everyday colds, the flu, and even more serious illnesses is to eat healthy. Skip the fast foods. Concentrate on veggies, green tea, lean protein. Eggology egg whites are a great source of lean protein - they have nothing added, no cholesterol, no fat - in addition, they keep for months in your fridge in the sterilized container. In these times of economic downturn, make a wise investment - in your health. Choose good foods. And don't forget to put Eggology egg whites at the top of your list!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Huge Upset in Today's Election?

Basic Unknown is Gaining Popularity in the Polls-
find out more by clicking here!

As I turned on the news this morning to see how the voting is going, I was shocked to see that there is a new Presidential Candidate...and it's someone you might know!

Check back in tomorrow to see the outcome!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Eggs and The Election?

Everyone is probably telling you to get out and vote and we are no different, it is important to make that a priority tomorrow.

But, that is where we will take a different path! We want to tell you to EAT then VOTE!

As I sit here and plan out my day tomorrow, ensuring I allow time to get all the regular things in plus find time to get out to the elementary school (my polling location) and vote, I thought it was best to make a game plan. I made sure to stock up the fridge with my favorite speedy breakfast!

I'm sure my morning will go something like this: wake up to my son yelling for me to come get him out of his crib, followed by the dogs running circles around my legs anxious to get outside, which is always followed by their excitement for breakfast, which has to wait until after I am showered and dressed. I'll feed my son, then feed the dogs. During their meal time I am usually jetting around the house getting lunches made, gym clothes packed, bed made and all those other last minute necessities done! I know I won't have much time to eat before jetting out the door-and tomorrow will be especially challenging as I want to ensure I have time for the predicted long lines and long ballot! This is one morning I don't want to skip breakfast!

I know the one thing that will give me the much needed energy to make it through my hectic morning is a quick 95 seconds...the seconds that I'll wait for my eggceptionally quick but eggstremely filling breakfast of Eggology On-The-Go! Once I hear the buzzer, I'll be off and running!