When shopping for eggs, pay attention to the labels. You should be buying organic, when possible. These are certified by the USDA and are free from antibiotics, vaccines and hormones. As for color, that’s your call. The difference in color just varies based on the type of chicken—they both have the same nutritional value.
“Free-range” and “pastured” hens have different nutritional profiles than those of hens raised only indoors, but the nutritive value is hard to predict without knowing what the hens eat. It can depend on how much and what kinds of plants and insects they have access to. Chickens with access to pasture may have more fat, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and beta-carotene in their eggs.
Hens that are not confined to cages, hence the term “cage-free eggs” don’t necessarily get outside to graze so their eggs are more than likely not going to be nutritionally different from those of caged chickens.
It comes down to this. All eggs are nutritious. Try different varieties of eggs to see which ones you like and can afford.
When you don’t have time to sit down to a home-cooked breakfast, there are a few healthy fast-food options with eggs.
If getting breakfast from a fast food joint sounds like a diet disaster, well these days, you are in luck. There happens to be many options for a quick breakfast run that aren’t half bad and you won’t have to pray over it first!
According to Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, “It is about finding a good mix of complex carbs like whole grains, protein, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.”