Eggs are back in vogue. Not that they were really out of fashion, but the much loved comfort food is back in the list of healthy foods. Since they are very high on proteins and low on carbs, eggs can easily be the champion of all the three meals, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

And what makes eggs so interesting is that they can be eaten in a number of ways. You can hard boil or soft boil them, bake, poach, fry, deviled or simply add them to a broth, they simply taste delicious and make for some simple nutritious meals.

Cooking eggs always involves some amount of art and adventure since it involves a lot of techniques. Every traditional recipe can be tweaked by adding a personal twist to it.

Need a protein fix to begin your day? Got any leftovers for dinner? Our nutritionists have put down the 7 amazing and healthiest recipes to cook quick meals using eggs that are delicious in taste and also easy on the calories.

  • Sunny side up

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In a hurry to leave for work? This sunny side up takes only minutes to prepare. While it’s in the pan stir fry some veggies and potatoes as side dish for a protein packed breakfast dish. Nice and easy.

  • Poached eggs

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Looking for healthy breakfast recipes with eggs? Look no further. Since you only need water for cooking, poaching is by far one of the healthiest methods of cooking. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over a poached egg and have it with toast. A delicious way to begin your day.

  • Egg salad

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Who said eggs are only breakfast food? If you’ve got spare hard boiled eggs, cut them in wedges and give a fresh spin by adding it to a salad of veggies, tomatoes and greens. Add some curry powder to give it a desi tangy twist.

  • Baked eggs in stuffed peppers

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Serving eggs in bell peppers is a very healthy way of adding veggies to an otherwise boring meal. Makes it for a masterchef style appetizer. Well, thank you.

  • Egg and garlic fried rice

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Pack a quick and tasty lunch by adding a whisked egg in a hot pan with some garlic, ginger and red chillies. Add some steamed rice and season it well with regular spices. Add some toasted peanuts for that extra crunch.

  • Egg soup

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Just perfect for the winter. Crack a raw egg in a bowl of steaming hot chicken or tofu soup. The egg whites will thicken the broth adding a dash of protein to it. Bookmark this to your easy dinner ideas list.

  • Eggs in a mug

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When you can’t cook, microwave. Whisk some eggs in a microwave safe coffee mug with low fat milk and heat it for a minute. Feel free to add some Italian herbs of your choice.

For lazy breakfasts or for quick dinner ideas, eggs will always be there to save your meal.

Want to know some more recipes for healthy eating ? Read 8 tasty snacks all under 100 calories

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