Simple, economical solutions

(NC)—Canadians lead hectic, busy lives, but that doesn’t mean that nutrition has to suffer. Incorporating wholesome, nutritious snacks into the day will help to boost energy levels. According to Bonnie Cohen, a registered dietitian with Egg Farmers of Canada, one of the easiest and most economical ways to do this is with hard-cooked eggs.

“I recommend making a dozen hard-cooked eggs on Sunday evening. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll have a convenient source of protein in the fridge and ready to go for the week ahead. With six grams of high quality protein and 14 key nutrients, they’re the perfect food to fuel busy lives,” Cohen says.

Here are Cohen’s quick, convenient tips for incorporating hard-cooked eggs into weekday meals:

Need a quick breakfast? Slice a hard-cooked egg and enjoy it on whole grain toast with a glass of orange juice.

For a speedy lunch at home or at the office, take a generous handful of pre-washed mixed greens and two hard-cooked eggs and you’ll have a quick and easy salad.

One cup of baby carrots and a hard-cooked egg make a quick, filling afternoon snack.

Slice the hard-cooked egg and mix it with some Dijon style mustard and low-fat mayonnaise for an easy pita-filling. Add in some lettuce and tomato to make lunch complete.

Canadians can find easy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner online at eggs.ca.

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