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Meijer's healthy options for using those extra Easter eggs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Eggs are a symbol of new life and associated with festivals celebrating spring. Eggs used to be a forbidden food during lent, so eggs were decorated and eaten as celebration on Easter. Easter has passed and many of us may be left with lots of hard-boiled eggs. So Meijer Dietician and Healthy Living Advisor Melissa Hehmann, RD, CDE, asks what to do with these leftover nutrient-rich eggs? She has a few suggestions.

Egg salad - mix it up with a non-traditional approach like Avocado Egg Salad

Add chopped eggs to salads

Hard-boiled eggs make a portable and nutritious snack - pair with fruit

Pack in your child's school lunch or as an after-school snack

Eggs are all-natural and packed with a number of nutrients. One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories.

Eggs' nutrients can help you with weight management, muscle strength, eye health, brain function and having a healthy pregnancy. Particularly important for aiding healthy brain function and pregnancy is choline.

Avocado Egg Salad

Serves 4

1 ripe Fresh Hass Avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

½

teaspoon salt

½

cup minced onion

2 tablespoons chopped chives

1. Remove and discard yolks of 2 of the eggs; chop remaining whites and eggs; set aside.

2. In a bowl, combine half of the avocado, vinegar, mustard and salt; mash until smooth.

3. Dice remaining avocado and add to mixture along with eggs and onion; mix gently.

4. Serve on toast, crackers, or salad. Garnish with chives.

Recipe from
www.LoveOneToday.com/recipes

Nutrition Information (per serving): 176 calories, 13g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 9g protein

For more information, visit
www.meijerhealthyliving.com

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