Choosing Eggs 101 & a Round-Up of My Favorite Egg Recipes

Choosing Eggs 101//The Spicy RDToday I thrilled, and honored to be sharing a post on “Choosing Eggs 101″ over at The Balanced Platter today.

Founded by Amy Green, of the delicious blog, Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, and Maggie Savage, of the equally delicious blog, She Let Them Eat Cake, The Balanced Platter is a fabulous site for finding simple, whole foods based recipes, along with helpful hints for living a full and balanced life, all of which I whole-heartedly promote here on The Spicy RD!

As an avid label reader, I feel quite confident when it comes to deciphering most food labels and health claims, but when it comes to eggs, up until recently, I’ll admit to feeling a little clueless about the meaning of “free range” vs. “organic” and other terms on egg cartons.

Fortunately, after a little pecking around, I’ve cleared up some of that confusion, which I’m excited to share with you over at The Balanced Platter.

So, please head on over to The Balanced Platter to check out my post, and then come back here for some of my all-time favorite healthy and delicious recipes featuring eggs…

Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, Herbs, & Feta//The Spicy RDBaked Eggs, with Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, and Feta

Artichoke Rosemary Tart with Polenta CrustArtichoke Rosemary Tart with Polenta Crust

Green Eggs, No Ham: Scrambled Eggs & Kale Pesto//The Spicy RD

Green Eggs, No Ham {Scrambled Eggs with Kale Pesto} Recipe at The Balanced Platter

Are you a label reader?  Are you confused about the difference between cage-free, free range, organic, and pastured eggs?  Any favorite egg recipes to share? Leave a comment and let me know!  I am always on the look out for yummy egg recipes!

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  1. Great post on The Balanced Platter, and great egg recipes!

  2. I have the Center for Science in the Public Interest to thank for my knowledge on egg labels. They wrote a GREAT article about it last year and I copied it and saved it in my files at work. Basically when it comes to eggs I don’t look for anything special, but lately I’ve been buying organic just because they are only about fifty cents more expensive at our grocery store!

  3. Ooo, great recipe idea for eggs!

  4. Its a great recipe. It looks delicious as well as healthy. Thanks for shearing this great post and you take such a nice pictures <3

  5. This was really a great recipe. Eggs, nuts, pine and all other ingredients are very helpful for health. A great combination of ingredient and its also looks delicious. Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Delicious guest post and egg recipes :)

  7. A great informative guest post, enjoyed your posts as always. I’m quite obsessed with reading labels, and most of the times quite confusing. I avoid buying food with ingredients I don’t recognise. I love eggs.. simply and full of nutrition

  8. These egg recipes look delicious!
    It can definitely get confusing when it comes to buying eggs, especially with all the different labels! Great post!

  9. If I can get free-range, local eggs at my farmers markets, that is the best option for me. But if I can’t, I only buy cage free, or free-range eggs at the store. I don’t care about spending more. My farmers market just opened, so hoping to grab more of the local eggs this summer:-) What a great post at The Balanced Platter! And your round up here looks DELISH!!! Hugs, Terra

  10. I had eggs straight from the jen for the first time last week. Our neighbor gave them to us and my goodness you never want to eat store bought again! The creaminess and texture/color were so different. Now I have to make it a point to see if I can get farm fresh eggs at the farm market this weekend! But in the meantime I buy organic, cage free/free range like Terra. Great roundup EA and of course guest post. Hugs to you! xo Jen

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