Food – where would we be without it? Food is something that is vital to our survival, yet at the same time, stirs up many emotions and passions and affects us on a range of different levels – emotionally and physically.
There are many different foods such as salmon, vegetables and fruit that are very healthy and good for you. There are others, however others, that taste absolutely delicious such as chocolate, pizza or hot dogs, but which aren’t going to keep you in the best shape or health.
Benefits of eating eggs
Eggs are one of the rare foods that taste amazing, and at the same time, are healthy. They are very nutritious and contain a wide range of vitamins including vitamin A, B5, B12 and B2, while also containing good amounts of Vitamin D, E and K. If you want to take things to the next plateau, then why not consider trying Omega-3 enriched eggs that are even healthier than regular ones.
Even though eggs are high in cholesterol (an average egg contains approximately 200mg, with the recommended daily dose being 300mg), they don’t actually affect blood cholesterol. Eggs actually contact high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which is often referred to as “good cholesterol”. Individuals who have a high level of HDL often have a much lower risk of health problems such as strokes or heart disease.
Another great benefit of eggs is that they actually make a filling meal. You can enjoy a delicious omelette with vegetables or a salad on the side, and feel more than satisfied in terms of hunger, once you’ve finished eating. If you are on a diet or simply trying to cut down on your daily calorie intake, then eggs are a great food to eat.
Ways of cooking eggs
Eggs are very versatile in that there are many different ways to cook and prepare them. You can fry them, scramble them or prepare a serving of hard boiled eggs. You can eat them hot, cold, or anywhere in between.
If you are fortunate enough to be the owner of an Instant Pot, then you can find a huge selection of great recipes that you can make with eggs.
What is an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a fantastic piece of kitchenware that is literally a combination of various types of cooker. If you could imagine a combination of a rice, steam and pressure cooker, then that’s what the Instant Pot is – all your cookers in one single piece.
Not only is this great for those who have a small kitchen, or a limited amount of storage space, it also means less washing up when you’ve finished, which everyone will appreciate.
Another bonus of cooking with an Instant Pot is that your cooking time will be slashed in half, and you’ll also notice a reduced electricity bill, as it uses less energy than a regular cooker.
Cooking Eggs with your Instant Pot
With your Instant Pot, you are just a few minutes away from enjoying some of the most delicious eggs dishes you’ve ever made. Below we will look through some of the most popular that you can start making right away.
Scrambled eggs is one of the most popular ways to eat eggs, and with your Instant Pot, it will be one of the easiest recipes you can make, taking only a few minutes. Simply get the Instant Pot started and turn on the Saute option. Prepare the eggs in a bowl with a little milk and salt while the butter or oil is melting in the pot. Pour the egg mix inside and stir until the eggs are nice and fluffy.
Hard Boiled Eggs
In just 7 minutes, you could be enjoying some delicious hard-boiled eggs. If you are using a 6-quart Instant Pot then you’ll need one cup of water. Add your eggs, and then simply wait while they cook. The great thing about using your Instant Pot to boil eggs is that you can prepare a large quantity at once. You could easily boil 12 eggs with no problem.
Soft-boiled eggs are delicious. There’s nothing better than dipping some bread into that running yolk. Preparing them with your instant Pot is easy and takes only 3-4 minutes. The time needed for them to boil will depend on the size of your Instant Pot. If you have a 6-quart one or a 3-quart, you’ll need to experiment a couple of times until you find the right amount of time.
Breakfast Egg casserole
Sometimes you’ll want a little more flavor with your eggs, so why not try making a breakfast egg casserole. It’s a great way to start your day and is packed with proteins and vitamins. Simply add the vegetables that you want – peppers are a great choice if you like them. Make sure to use a non-stick cake pan, as it will stop the egg mixture from sticking to the base.
One type of egg that a number of people enjoy is a poached egg. These can easily be prepared in your Instant Pot and if you have a 6-quartz model you’ll probably need no more than 6 minutes to get them ready. For great poached eggs, it’s advised that you get a 4oz mason jar, or bowl that is friendly for pressure cookers.
These delicious eggs are one that you can easily and quickly prepare with your Instant Pot. Gone are the days when these used to be served only for Sunday breakfast. You can now enjoy a delicious serving of eggs benedict whenever you want. You’ll want a silicon cake tray of the small silicone cups used for baking.
Some final words
Eggs are amazing. They are one of the most delicious foods you can eat, and can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Any breakfast, lunch or dinner with eggs is going to be a treat, and they are packed with goodness and nutrients.
And if you are fortunate enough to be the owner of an Instant Pot, then you can try out the wide range of egg recipes that you’ll easily be able to find online.