Eggs with turkey chorizo sausage and microgreens is a favorite recipe to kick-start my indoor microgreen growing season. Great food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; eggs are not just for breakfast any more and microgreens add an amazingly dense nutritious addition.
Are Eggs Healthy for You?
While eggs have been known as the big bad bear of cholesterol, eggs are actually fairly healthy for you. It’s how you cook them that can add additional fat and calories, making the food unhealthy. This eggs with turkey chorizo sausage and microgreen recipe is fairly anti-inflammatory and filled with nutritional density.
According to the American Heart Association, “Researchers studied nearly half a million Chinese adults over nine years and found up to one egg per day led to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.”
Beneficially, eggs are high in protein, choline, and vitamin D. They also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which help fights against eye disease.
Why Should You Grow Microgreens?
Microgreens are exceptionally nutrient dense with between 10 and 40 times the nutritional content of a full-sized vegetable. These little bitty super hero plants are wonderfully easy to grow. This makes microgreens a very beneficial addition to any recipe. Whether you are sprinkling a few greens on top or incorporating cups of them into a salad.
Eggs with Turkey Chorizo and Microgreens is Healthy
Consuming turkey chorizo instead of a fattier based chorizo means you are increasing the flavor while reducing the saturated fats. Another choice would be to go vegan with a vegan chorizo. There is cholesterol in the yolk of the egg, but if eaten moderately and cooked in less saturated fat, eggs are a positive in your diet.
Add your freshly grown and harvested microgreens on top of this dish for an amazing punch of vitamins and healthy value, and you got yourself a winning plate of deliciousness.
Microgreens are very small baby vegetable plants that are typically between 1 to 3 inches (2.6 to 7.1 cm) tall. They have a concentrated nutrient and vitamin content, an aromatic taste, and have varying textures and colors. They are sometimes referred to as “salad confetti”, but can be utilized in all types of cooking including wraps or sandwiches, on soups, in stir fry dishes, smoothies, and salads.
Scientific studies suggest that it is perfectly fine to consume up to three eggs daily and keep LDL cholesterol in control. Eating eggs daily also helps to raise HDL cholesterol – known as “good cholesterol”. Beneficially, vitamin D, B12, B6, selenium, and a list of minerals are also present in eggs. Two egg whites or one egg is the recommended serving for an adult.