When I was younger, I remember taking one egg out of the carton and hiding it in the fridge. I figured that if I could stop my mom from cracking this one egg, it would eventually hatch a cute little baby chick that I could raise to be my best chicken friend.

Fast forward about 15 years later when I had a job at the CNE working for the Ontario Chicken Marketing Board (yes, there really is one). I started to learn why my best chicken friend never materialized; it wasn’t because I didn’t sit on the egg, it was because cooking eggs are never fertilized. Battery hens (or egg hens) never come into contact with a male rooster. I hope this helps other people out there who are sitting on an egg right now, waiting for their clucky plucky friend to arrive. Get up and get on with your life, honey, Chicken Little is not coming.

Here is the lowdown on what’s inside the shell:

One egg contains 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. That might sound like a lot of fat for one little egg, but it’s a good kind of fat. Only 1.5 grams out of 5 is saturated fat (the part of the fat that raises cholesterol). If you really want to steer clear of fat, for whatever reason, you can always eliminate the egg yolk and you’ll be left with egg whites, which are a pure source of 6 grams of protein.

Most of us remember reading Green Eggs and Ham as kids. Bring that Dr.Suess classic to life with your own green eggs. These scrambled eggs add the goodness of spinach and flaxseed.

1 egg
2 egg whites
2 cups of spinach
1 tsp of flax seed

Place all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet. Blend until spinach is completely pureed. Heat frying pan over medium heat. Add cooking spray or a tsp of oil and scramble egg mixture. Makes one serving. Double accordingly for more.

I make this recipe and then take a couple of squares in the morning. I like eating them cold, but you can also easily reheat them for a hot breakfast.

250g of egg whites.
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
1/2 an onion
1/2 a red pepper
1/2 a zucchini
a handful of sliced mushrooms
a handful of baby spinach
leftover brown rice (optional)

Preheat over to 375F. In a large casserole dish add all ingredients together and mix to evenly disperse. Cook casserole for about 30 minutes, checking with a fork or toothpick for a dry inside.