Eggs are a great addition to your diet. Not only do they supply approximately 7 grams of protein/egg, the yolk provides wonderful nutrients including choline, selenium, magnesium, vitamin B12, riboflavin, phosphorous and iodine, vitamin D3. Yes eggs do have a lot of dietary cholesterol, but this type of cholesterol does not raise serum cholesterol. I was very happy when the Dietary Guidelines removed the restriction of dietary cholesterol and focused on saturated fats instead.
Yes the type of egg you cook with does make a difference (i.e. organic pasture raised vs. commercial raised), but that is a totally different post! If you can get your hands on fresh eggs from a local farmer or backyard chicken keeper, it is definitely worth the extra $$.
As a backyard chicken keeper myself, I have access to great eggs pretty much all the time. My favorite way to eat eggs are poached or sunny side up. However it is hard to eat eggs this way as a snack. Unfortunately, I do not like hard boiled eggs. I don't know why... just something after a couple of bites turns me off from them.
What I do love are mini egg mcmuffins or baked egg bites as I like to call them. They are layers of rice, arugula and an egg.
Rice, arugula and egg bites
Then add some arugula and then crack an egg on top.
Place in the oven and cook for 20 - 25 minutes until the whites are settled. Let them cool a bit. Then with a knife, cut around the egg bite and slowly take out of the tin. They may fall apart a bit, but it does not make them any less delicious!