A healthy eating meal plan never leaves you hungry. Eating a breakfast that contains a good amount of protein is the key to being able to make it to lunchtime without being ravenous.

Whole eggs are very nutritious:
Calories 78
Fat: 5g
Carbs 0.6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 11%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 10%
Magnesium 1%

The American Egg Board has started a campaign to get eggs into schools and is promoting something they call Egg Pops. They’re simple:

Take a protein-enriched hard-boiled egg, insert a stick, and dust with savory spices. Or let your kids do their own dipping in spicy or herbed sauces. Offer for breakfast, grab & go snacks or pair with fruit and whole grains for lunch.

Let’s face it. Plain hard-boiled eggs don’t have a lot of flavor. Here are some ideas for spicing them up.

Try These Egg Pops as Part of Your Healthy Eating Plan

Sunshine Pepper Egg

Sample Recipe: Sprinkle each egg with ¼ teaspoon of salt-free lemon and pepper seasoning mix.

Other Spices to Try: pepper with a little salt, chili powder, any no-salt rub, Mrs. Dash spices, or smoked paprika.

Tips: Use salt-free seasoning mixes, finely ground or “table ready” spices work best. Sprinkle on egg or place in bottom of serving dish or self-serve from a flavor station.


Honey Bee Egg

Sample Recipe: Dip each egg in 1 tablespoon of honey mustard dressing.

Other Toppings to Try: hummus, mustard, your favorite salad dressing, avocado paste, sweet Thai chili sauce, or salsa.

Tips: Make at least one day in advance to allow flavors to meld or pre-cup and serve egg on top of sauce.

Click here for more information on adding EggPops to your healthy eating plan.