Why Eggs Are Nature’s Perfect Protein Source

Why Eggs Are Nature’s Perfect Protein Source

Did you know the perfect protein source is hiding in your backyard?


No, it’s not your chickens….it’s their eggs.


Turns out, our grandparents who insisted on two eggs for breakfast were onto something.


If you’ve been feeling tired lately, put down the caffeine and toss out any commercial energy bars.


Instead, pull out your pan and start scrambling some butt nuggets. Use one of the 50+ egg recipes in this article!


Why eggs?

Once upon a time, people suffering from high cholesterol were told to avoid eggs, but the times they are a-changin’.


According to medicine, unlike caffeine or our other usual sources of quick energy, eggs don’t cause blood sugar or insulin to spike and crash.


In other words, eggs are a sustainable source of energy for your body.


In fact, eggs are such a good source of high-quality protein, they’re pretty much the gold standard for comparing ALL sources of protein out there, and something even top nutritionists keep in their fridges.


What?! My hen’s eggs are really that great?

Yup, your hens aren’t just giving you breakfast every day: they’re doing you a MAJOR solid.


We all know that eggs from backyard chickens have way more vitamins than store-bought eggs, but did you know that a single egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein (it’s not just about protein, but how GOOD that protein is – that’s why commercial protein bars are questionable in more ways than one)?


You can also count on consuming 13 percent of your daily protein need with that same egg, and getting some extra thiamin, riboflavin, folate, as well as two key vitamins responsible for way more vitamins: B12 and B6. 


(But be sure to eat the yolks – this is where most of the nutrients are found. Oh, and be sure to eat eggs at breakfast, since it’s important WHEN you eat protein to keep you feeling energized all day.)


So eat some eggs = gardening longer without feeling pooped, especially if, like me, you’re getting on in years.


So, now the big question people ask.

Can eggs help you lose weight?




A study performed in the UK showed that eating two eggs for breakfast might help overweight people lose 65 percent more weight when eaten as part of a healthy diet.


Study participants also said they felt like they had more energy, too.  

Maybe this is why grandpa insisted on eggs for breakfast every day?

This article was reviewed for medical accuracy by a licensed physician on 7/16/17.

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10 Simple & Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

10 Simple & Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Can y’all believe it’s back to school season already? I can’t believe that kids are starting to go back to school and that fall is almost here!

One thing that I’ve always noticed especially as school gets started again is that it can be SO HARD to find healthy snacks to feed your kids. They always come home starving and honestly they normally want junk food! And whether you’re a working parent or a stay at home parent it can be stressful to try and think of healthy snacks your kids will actually like.

So let me help you out. Here’s my list of some of my favorite after school snacks that are simple and healthy!

Apples and Peanut Butter

This one is a classic. I’m a huge fan of apples dipped in peanut butter and you kids definitely will be too!  I prefer to use all natural peanut butter like the one below because it has only one ingredient! Peanuts! If your kids have peanut allergies you can try out sun butter! It’s made with sunflower seeds so it’s a great alternative if there are any nut allergies in your home!


Homemade Popsicles

I love homemade popsicles! They are SO GOOD! I love to make them with fresh or frozen fruit and yogurt. Two of my favorite recipes are these pineapple popsicles and these berry popsicles. They only take five minutes to make and they’re a great healthy snack for your kids!

Homemade Goldfish

Yummy! Who doesn’t love goldfish? Especially when they’re homemade with ingredients you can trust. Check out this recipe for some homemade goldfish right here! They’re a great snack and your kids will love helping you make them!

Veggies and Hummus

This is definitely one of my favorite snacks and it’s so easy to make! All you need to do is chop up some veggies and let your kids dip them in hummus. You can buy hummus here or you can make your own! Hummus is super simple to make (this recipe takes less than 5 minutes!) and your kids will love it!

Cucumber Cups

How fun are these cucumber cups! They’re super yummy and packed full of nutrients and the filling is made with eggs! This recipe is a great way to feed your kids a healthy snack and use up all of your extra eggs! Check out the recipe here!

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Do you ever worry that your kids aren't getting enough protein? This snack combines the nutrition from the cucumbers with the protein and substance of boiled eggs. Each egg contains 6 grams of protein which is awesome for growing kids. Protein does so much more than just give you ‘strong muscles’…. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Studies show that protein is by far the most filling macronutrient. It helps you feel fuller longer which is great for kids. Get the recipe using the link in our bio. https://www.superhealthykids.com/cucumber-cups-2/ #healthykids #mealplan #healthysnack #pickyeater #protein #healthyrecipe

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Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are the perfect snack for after school, especially when they’re homemade. This recipe is quick and easy and they’re no bake!


Greek Yogurt Covered Fruit

I love this idea! It’s a super simple snack and it will taste so good! All you have to do is dip the fruit of your choice in Greek Yogurt and freeze them for 15-30 minutes! It’s a quick and easy snack you can make for your kids!

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Yogurt covered strawberries 🍓 🍓 . Strawberries Greek Yogurt (your choice of flavor) Toppings (optional) . 1. Wash off the strawberries (optional: cut strawberries in half) 2. Using a toothpick, dip the strawberries in greek yogurt until fully covered 3. Place on wax paper or parchment paper 4. Freeze for 15 minutes 5. Dip strawberries again 6. Freeze 15 minutes 7. Enjoy! . . #strawberry #strawberries #strawberryrecipes #yogurt #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #cleaneating #nutrition #healthyeating #vegetarians #foodfacts #eats #eeeeeats #eatwell #mindfuleating #macros #fitfam #fitfood #foodporn #healthysnacks #snackfood #kidapproved #pickyeater #afterschoolsnack #nutrition #simonenutritionist

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I’ll admit it, I love chips! They’re one of my favorite snacks, but they’re definitely not a healthy snack choice. Which is why I love this recipe for baked sweet potato chips! These will only take about 10-15 minutes of prep time and then you just let them cook in the oven for a couple of hours! Simple!

Get the recipe here: Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Egg Snowmen

I LOVE THIS! I know it’s not winter yet (I’m already counting down the days until Christmas!) but I love these adorable egg snowmen! It’s a great way to use up those extra eggs you might have and your kids will love the creative and fun snack!

Banana Pancakes

Ok so sometimes your kids come home starving and want more than just a simple snack. That’s where these yummy 3 ingredient banana pancakes come in handy! You just need bananas, eggs, and baking powder and then you have a super quick and easy snack for your kids!

Get the recipe here: 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

What healthy snacks do your kids love? Tell me what snacks are your go to for after school in the comments below!

Go-To Guide: How to Make Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps

Go-To Guide: How to Make Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps

You need to make this.
Repeat. You need to make this.

If there’s anything you should learn as a homesteader, it’s how to make bone broth. Why? Bone marrow is one of the most nutrient-dense food available, and when you make bone broth, you release those locked-up vitamins. If you’re sick, you eat chicken soup, right? This is that chicken soup times a thousand. (more…)