These high-protein recipes received high marks for versatility and deliciousness.
”This is wonderful for a quick weeknight meal," says bellymama. “Our two-year-old was happy eating a quesadilla and fried egg with the beans on the side!” Menu Tip: Mix together a can of pineapple chunks, a jar of orange slices, and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Then sprinkle with sweetened
coconut for a quick side for this Mexican-Style Breakfast for Dinner.
View Recipe: Huevos Rancheros with Queso Fresco
Shrimp and bacon elevate these deviled eggs from familiar to fantastic. In fact, one reader had trouble keeping this tantalizing
finger food around around for long after she made them.
"My daughter devoured the extra filling and then wanted to eat all the eggs before our guests arrived," GAT said. "Everyone loved these eggs!"
Party Tip: These can be made up to a day ahead.
View Recipe: Shrimp and Bacon Deviled Eggs
The bold flavors of salty olives, green bell peppers, caramelized onions, and artichokes meld with a delicate poached egg
to create a savory one-dish meal. “This was incredibly easy and delicious,” raves ksolag. It’s a “great vegetarian main meal or brunch.”
Menu Tip: Serve over toasted bread, or pair with a simple salad for a quick meal.
View Recipe: Mediterranean-Style Poached Eggs
The classic egg is a great source of protein for your daily diet. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is elegantly simple, with
a presentation that's perfect for a special-occasion brunch.
Lilybelle says she has "been making this type of egg since the early 50's.” Take her advice to mix it up and “sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top before baking.”
View Recipe: Simple Baked Eggs
Baked in mini muffin tins, these bite-sized frittatas make a good appetizer, brunch item, or snack. (They taste good at room
temperature, so you can make them ahead.)
“These were great. I had to do a double-take―only 39 calories for three? Yay!" writes Sue Solowczuk. "This is definitely a recipe you can vary.” Reviewers recommend throwing in different ingredients like spinach, tomatoes, or artichokes to mix it up.
View Recipe: Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
The nutty, smooth-melting fontina cheese provides a rich and supple counterpart to fresh produce and aromatic herbs in this
dish. “This omelet cooks up so beautifully, and I'm not that skilled at making omelets,” raves teetee. “It's chock full of vegetables and melty cheese.”
View Recipe: Mushroom and Bell Pepper Omelet with Fontina
Two sandwich favorites come together in harmony. The creamy texture of egg salad meets the crunchy bacon, cool lettuce, and
juicy tomato of a classic BLT. On warm, crispy bread, it doesn't get much better than this.
"What few changes make an ordinary sandwich into a champion," says Beads. "Sour cream and a few swipes of the microplane on a lemon make a world of difference."
View Recipe: Egg Salad BLTs
Whipped egg whites are the key to the fluffy, delicate texture of meringues. Don’t be fooled by the fancy name. These cookies
are easy, and require only six ingredients (including one real vanilla bean).
“Perfect meringue recipe,” claims dinka. “They turn out dry and crisp with a very-vanilla taste.”
View Recipe: Double Vanilla Meringues
This egg-and-sauce dish is a far cry from the classic Benedict, yet not completely unrelated. A whole-wheat English muffin
is a nice vehicle for the sauce and egg, but so is brown basmati rice, or a whole-grain paratha or other chewy flatbread.
Reader cbenz2295 served the dish with warm naan and a green salad. "My whole family loved this dish and asked that I make it regularly for dinner...It's easy, inexpensive and super fast to make."
View Recipe: Eggs Poached in Curried Tomato Sauce
Perfect any time of day, this Herbed Ricotta Tart gets a headstart by incorporating a refrigerated pizza crust dough. Dill
and chives add fresh, fragrant flavor.
"I followed this recipe exactly and it was fabulous," praises sprater1. "Used fresh herbs from my garden. My kids (4 and 6 years old) loved it too!"
View Recipe: Herbed Ricotta Tart
Fresh seasonal produce makes this Italian omelet shine.
"Healthy, light and delicious," describes kateford, who gave this dish 5 stars. "Substituted yellow squash for the red pepper, due to personal preference. Making again tonight and going to add some leftover ham. Makes great leftovers too!"
View Recipe: Summer Vegetable Frittata
Our version of this classic dish features scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach atop Canadian bacon slices and English muffins.
It is topped with a creamy sauce that's finished with clarified butter, so it is reminiscent of hollandaise.
"I couldn't believe how well this turned out," reviewed KTDETTLE. "By adding a couple Tbsp of lemon juice it tasted even more like a hollandaise sauce. What a calorie saver, I'll make this again and again!"
View Recipe: Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce
These breakfast tacos prove low-sodium doesn't mean less flavor. Fresh-made salsa tastes more vibrant than bottled, and you
control the added sodium. The cheese and sour cream add salty notes to these tacos. Round out your meal with fresh mango slices.
"My husband & I have this all the time for dinner and we use fresh eggs from a local farm," says WadeChartier. "I substitute flour tortillas and I also triple the amount of cumin. This is a casual night dish."
View Recipe: Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa
If you love starting your day with eggs sunny-side-up, you'll certainly love this pizza version of the morning favorite. With
spinach, red onion, garlic, and Parmesan, it's a new and exciting take on breakfast for dinner.
View Recipe: Sunny-Side-Up Pizza
In this custard, citrus juice stands in for milk as the base liquid, thickened by egg yolks. Butter gives the curd a glorious
sheen. Garnish with mint leaves for a spot of green color.
View Recipe: Lemon Curd with Berries
Enjoy this one-skillet dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With salsa verde, red bell pepper, queso fresco, and jalapeño,
it's full of flavors everyone will enjoy.
View Recipe: Migas con Salsa Verde
Fill this homemade pie crust with a mixture of summer squash, bacon and creamy mozzarella. It is hard to believe this decadent
quiche recipe has less than 300 calories.
View Recipe: Summer Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche
By using lower-sodium deli ham, a favorite sandwich only gets better in this healthy version.
View Recipe: Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches
Perfect for using up those extras from last night's dinner, combine poached eggs with leftover steak and little bits of grilled
or roasted veggies, don't worry if amounts don't match precisely.
View Recipe: Steak Hash with Poached Eggs
The frittata gets a healthy makeover by only using egg whites instead of the whole egg. Also, you can substitute feta if ricotta
salata is unavailable.
View Recipe: Egg White and Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata
Unlike a fluffy French omelet, this Spanish classic traditionally includes olive oil and cooked potato with some egg. Shaking
the pan helps prevent the omelet from sticking while allowing the egg and potato mixture to cook together.
View Recipe: Tortilla Española