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54 Delicious Ways to Have Eggs for Every Meal

Eggs are packed with protein, economical, and easy to prepare. From scrambled and fried to baked and beyond, they're perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, or snack.

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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

No doubt about it, eggs add nutritional value to a meal, no matter what time of day you choose to eat them. Start your morning with a Fluffy Scrambled Eggs recipe, using this fool-proof method from the test kitchen at Taste of Home. The simple combo of eggs, milk, and cheese is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat.

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Egg in a Hole

This Egg in a Hole recipe is a super-fun way for anyone to enjoy an egg at breakfast, especially kids. For a low-carb version, substitute a bell pepper ring for the bread and you’ll be getting some vitamin C, as well. This is also why bell peppers make a great post-workout snack.

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Ham & Egg Muffins

Need a great grab-and-go breakfast? Everyone in the house will flip for these savory mini Ham & Egg Muffins, filled with delicious cheddar cheese. The ham and bacon can be swapped out for Meatless Mondays, and you’ll be getting extra fiber and micronutrients.

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Puerto Rican Omelet

Chelsey Amer, RD, a New York City-based dietitian says this Puerto Rican Omelet was inspired by her trip to the tropical island. “It’s a must try if you’re looking to spice up your breakfast,” Amer says. Bonus: You’ll get a potassium boost from the plantains, a delicious Puerto Rican staple.

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Pickled Eggs

Yes, hard-boiled eggs can be pickled in glass jars. This German-Style Pickled Eggs recipe can take up to a week, but the taste is worth the wait.

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Fajita Egg Stuffed Pitas

The dynamic duo of protein and veggies at breakfast is a great way to fuel your morning—but it’s hearty enough to serve as a light dinner entree. This recipe for Fajita Egg-Stuffed Pitas from Sarah Pflugradt, RDN, at Salubrious RD is low in calories and can be paired with fresh fruit or a salad.

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Summer Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic Israeli breakfast dish that’s packed with vegetables—and flavor. The savory profile makes it appropriate any time of the day. This Mediterranean Shakshuka recipe by culinary nutrition expert Jessica Fishman Levinson, RDN, is an easy (and delicious) way to make your diet more Mediterranean.

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Eggnog

This Eggnog recipe is light, as it calls for milk instead of heavy cream and omits the booze, making it one of the healthier indulgences one might have at the holidays. But you can make eggnog any time. Discover more tasty holiday drinks that you can make without booze.

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The Perfect Boiled Egg

Do you struggle to arrive at the perfect cooking time for boiled eggs? Abbie Gellman, RD, has it down to a science. Place eggs in a pot or saucepan in a single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs with one to two inches of water. Place over high heat uncovered until water is just boiling. Boiling time varies depending on the type of boiled eggs you’re making:

  • 15 minutes: very fi­rm, hard-boiled
  • 10 minutes: creamy but ­firm yolk, hard-boiled
  • 6 minutes: custardy yolk, medium-boiled
  • 4 minutes: slightly runny yolk, soft-boiled

Drain hot water immediately after the timer goes off, then submerge eggs in cold running water.

Peel and eat immediately, use in a recipe, or refrigerate. Hard-boiled eggs can be tossed into salads or used in a variety of dishes, including egg salad and deviled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for up to ­5 days; soft- and medium-boiled eggs for 2 to 3 days.

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Veggie Lovers Crustless Quiche

This Veggie Lovers Crustless Quiche recipe from Emily Kyle, RDN, is a quick and easy way to ensure that you have a healthy meal ready to reheat and serve in the morning. Premade meals are one way to avoid some of the possible consequences of skipping breakfast.

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Curry Egg Salad

Eggs are an economical protein-rich food. This Curry Egg Salad recipe from Judy Barbe, RDN, author of Your 6-Week Guide to Live Best, features a yogurt-based dressing that kicks the protein up another notch.

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Baked Eggs with Kale and Fresh Herbs

Baked Eggs with Kale from Meri Raffetto, RD, is a simple, no-fuss way to get a healthy breakfast to the table. Discover five compelling reasons to eat kale daily.

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Cheesy Egg Breakfast Pitas with Spinach and Sauerkraut

This Cheesy Egg Breakfast Pitas recipe from Lindsey Pine, RDN, provides protein and a whole host of vitamins and minerals. The addition of sauerkraut adds a natural source of probiotics.

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Gyros Breakfast Burritos

The ingredients in this Gyros Breakfast Burrito recipe are super flavorful and nutritious, recommends Judy Barbe, RDN. The breakfast dish includes at least three foods groups—meat, veg, and dairy—that pack in the protein. The spices deliver antioxidants and the spinach provides iron.

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Egg Drop Soup

This Egg Drop Soup recipe is easy to whip up at home, says Diana K. Rice, RDN, who specializes in helping busy moms navigate nutrition. It’s simple to make and much healthier than the takeout version. When you do dine out, these rules of thumb will help you eat more healthfully at restaurants.

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Baked Mushroom Leek Frittata

Meaty mushrooms and sweet leeks pair beautifully in this Baked Mushroom Leek Frittata recipe, a favorite of culinary nutrition expert Jessica Levinson, RDN. It makes for an easy weeknight dinner or Sunday brunch, and the mushrooms pack a protein-and-fiber punch.

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Gruyere Egg Bake

Hardy but not heavy, the Gruyere Egg Bake recipe from Meg Salvia, RDN, makes use of a bounty of spring vegetables, including ramps. Never heard of ramps? They might just be one of the healthy veggies you never knew you liked.

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Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Carb-watchers, this Spaghetti Squash Egg Nest recipe makes for a perfect protein- and fiber-rich breakfast, without refined carbohydrates. It’s a favorite of nutritionist Tawnie Kroll, RDN, of Krolls Korner.

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Sunny Eggs and Avocado Trees

Get on the avocado toast trend with this Sunny Eggs and Avocado Trees recipe from Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN, author of The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club. Discover all the powerhouse health benefits of avocado.

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Mediterranean Style Egg & Cheese

This Mediterranean Style Egg & Cheese recipe from Jessica Levinson, RDN, offers a twist on the classic egg and cheese sandwich. It features smoky halloumi, fragrant roasted tomatoes, and poached eggs atop a hearty sourdough toast.

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Swiss Chard & Mushroom Quiche

Short on time to cook? This Swiss Chard and Mushroom Quiche recipe from Julie Harrington, RDN, can be made ahead and reheated as needed. Batch cook on the weekend, and enjoy for breakfast or lunch or dinner all week.

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Eggs in Spicy & Saucy Tomato Curry

Spicy food lovers, this one’s for you. Eggs in Spicy and Saucy Tomato Curry is a South Indian dish from Roxana Begum, RD, of The Delicious Crescent. It’s a light dish (a serving is 96 calories) that delivers high-quality protein in an antioxidant-rich sauce.

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Five-Minute Egg Bake

This Egg Bake recipe takes only 5 minutes to throw together and is a perfect way to prep breakfast a few days ahead. It’s a favorite recommendation of Josten Fish, RD, the dietician behind Muscle and Manna.

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Greek-Style Scrambled Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta—Kagianas

Kagianas is a classic Greek egg recipe featuring scrambled eggs with tomatoes and feta. According to Elena Paravantes, RDN, of Olive Tomato this recipe delivers one whole serving of vegetables for every egg used.

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Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche

Kaleigh McMordie, RDN, of Lively Table recommends this delicious Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche as a heart-healthy meal any time. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional quiche that’s easy and a crowd-pleaser. Find out why salmon is just one of the foods that lower cholesterol naturally

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Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Bites

These easy-to-make Egg & Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Bites are a delicious and nourishing weeknight breakfast-for-dinner meal that everyone in the house will love, from Tracee Yablon Brenner, RD, coauthor of Simple Foods for Busy Families and the culinary director of Triad to Wellness.

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Chard Mushroom Goat Cheese Frittata

This Chard, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Frittata from Atlanta-based nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN, is an easy way to use fresh spring chard—or any leftover greens. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, especially after a trip to the farmers market!

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Protein-Rich Cherry French Toast

You can never go wrong with French toast, especially this version from Amy Gorin, RDN. Her Protein-Rich Cherry French Toast features a heart-shaped egg on top—this, and the eggs in the batter, deliver lots of filling protein to help keep you satisfied throughout the morning.

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Fried Egg & Avocado Sandwich

Switch up your breakfast game with a Fried Egg and Avocado Sandwich, courtesy of Dixya Bhattarai, RD, a dietician and nutrition coach based in Fort Worth, TX. It’s simple, hearty, and perfect for a leisurely morning.

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Asparagus Zucchini Frittata

This Asparagus Zucchini Frittata recipe is perfect for your next brunch, and a great way to add some extra spring veggies to your morning. The frittata is a favorite of Maria Adams, RDN, a nutrition consultant based in Marblehead, MA.

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Breakfast Tacos

This Breakfast Taco recipe from Jen Haugen, RDN, author of The Mom’s Guide to a Nourishing Garden, combines eggs, peppers, and onions, along with flavorful breakfast sausage for a breakfast that will keep the family full and satisfied. You can make the recipe ahead of time, wrap, and store in the refrigerator or freezer for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast.

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Tomato Egg Bake

This Tomato Egg Bake, a riff on shakshuka, from Abbie Gellman, RD, is economical too—it prices out at around $1.75 per serving. Pair this eggy, tomato goodness with a hunk of crusty bread and you’ve got a healthy, hearty meal.

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Shrimp and Broccoli Omelet

The Shrimp and Broccoli Omelet from dietician and fitness trainer Kelli Shallal, RD, is packed with lean protein, healthy fat, and antioxidant-rich broccoli for a quick meal any time of the day.

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Easy Spinach Egg Sandwich

This nutrient-packed Spinach Egg Sandwich from Kristen Smith, RD, of 360FamilyNutrition. can be prepared in a matter of minutes using just your microwave, so it’s a great breakfast to bring to work. Discover the 11 benefits of eating spinach.

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Fruity Egg Wraps

Like an easy twist on French crepes, these Fruity Egg Wraps from Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN, make a nutritious snack. It should come as no surprise that eggs are featured in so many of the healthy meals doctors make every day.

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Spinach Parmesan Egg Muffins

These Spinach Parmesan Egg Muffins are a great grab-and-go option for a tasty and healthy breakfast. Batch cook on the weekend, then eat them all week. High in protein and a great way to get some vegetables in the morning, from certified diabetes educator Brittany Poulson, RDN.

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Easy Asparagus & Goat Cheese Omelet

“I love omelets in the morning because they are so easy and a tasty way to get protein and veggies into your breakfast,” says Kaleigh McMordie, RDN. This Easy Asparagus and Goat Cheese Omelet recipe is simple and perfect.

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Smoked Salmon and Dill Sheet Pan Frittata

Serve eggs family-style with this Smoked Salmon and Dill Sheet Pan Frittata, courtesy of Julie Harrington, RDN. It will kick up your breakfast (or brunch) a notch in terms of both nutrition and taste.

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Egg Cups with Kale & Winter Squash

Who says eggs need to be cooked in a skillet? These Egg Cups with Kale and Winter Squash, from Gabriella Vetere, RDN, provide protein, healthy fats, and fiber and can be made in advance for breakfast all week. Here are some more healthy breakfast ideas.

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Quiche with Kefir

This Quiche with Kefir from dietitians Ann Dunaway Teh, RDN, and Lesley Baradel, RDN, at My Menu Pal uses the fermented, yogurt-like beverage instead of half to get a creamy texture without all the fat. Kefir is one of the top probiotic foods that are great for your gut.

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Sweet Potato Egg Skillet with Spinach & Mushrooms

This super-easy Sweet Potato Egg Skillet with Spinach & Mushrooms recipe from Christy Brissette, RD, of 80 Twenty Nutrition is rich in beta carotene, thanks to the sweet potatoes, while spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, provide plenty of fiber and antioxidants. It’s perfect for brunch or a quick dinner.

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Moroccan Style Poached Eggs

This Moroccan Style Poached Eggs dish qualifies as tasty comfort food that’s easy to prepare and a favorite of dietitian Roxana Begum, RD. It’s a healthy option for brunch—or any meal of the day, providing good quality protein and healthy fats in a nutrient-rich sauce.

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Mini Spinach & Sweet Potato Frittatas

These Mini Spinach & Sweet Potato Frittatas from Jodi Danen, RDN, of Create Kids Club can be made in advance and stored in the freezer. They’re perfect for express mornings.

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Protein Packed Winter Vegetable Frittata

Try this easy recipe for a Winter Vegetable Frittata from Katie Pfeffer-Scanlan, RD, a Boston-based dietician. It’s packed with protein and healthy fat, thanks to heart-healthy salmon.

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Easiest Freezer Friendly Breakfast Tacos

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Tacos are great for brunch, dinner, or break one out for a veggie- and protein-packed quick breakfast—from Rebecca Clyde, RDN, a nutrition coach based in Salt Lake City, UT. If you prize dishes you can make once, eat twice, you’ll love these comfort foods like Grandma used to make.

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Whole Wheat Quiche Florentine

The whole wheat crust in this Whole-Wheat Quiche Florentine from Stacey Mattinson, RDN, gives you an extra fiber boost. The recipe is simple enough for a weekday, beautiful enough to serve at a weekend brunch.

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Garden Fresh Omelet

Protein-packed eggs paired with garden veggies are the centerpiece of this filling, delicious and nutritious Garden Fresh Omelet recipe from Elizabeth Shaw, RDN, a San Diego-based dietician and certified personal trainer.

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Portobello Mushroom Egg Bake

This Portobello Mushroom Egg Bake is a great way to get in your daily dose of veggies first thing in the morning! It’s a favorite of Whitney English, RD, a Los Angeles-based dietician.

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Roasted Pepper Spinach Egg Muffins

Egg plus muffin = golden breakfast combo. Grab a Roasted Pepper and Spinach Egg Muffin for a high protein, low carb, grab-and-go breakfast, from Jennifer Pullman, RDN, of Nourished Simply. Discover more quick breakfast ideas that are ready in seven minutes or less.

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Baked Omelet Roll

This Baked Omelet Roll makes a perfect breakfast, brunch, or dinner entree that can be customized any way you desire—from dietitians Ann & Lesley of My Menu Pal.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Hash with Eggs

This Sweet Potato & Kale Hash with Eggs recipe is an excellent way to get in some veggies at breakfast or really any meal. It’s a one-dish wonder that’s ready in 30 minutes, courtesy of registered dietician nutritionist Brittany Poulson.

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Beet Hash with Runny Eggs

For a healthier take on traditional diner food, this Beet Has with Runny Eggs whips up in less than 30 minutes. The recipe is courtesy of Danielle Cushing, RD, dietitian and author behind the recipes at The Every Kitchen.

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Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Tired of the same ol’, same ol’ deviled eggs? Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon are spicy, savory, and sweet. Even better, the recipe calls for only five ingredients.

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Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash

Baked Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash is a one-sheet meal that’s a perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner for potato lovers who crave a spicy kick. If one-sheet meals make you happy, you’ll love these 35 essential recipes recipes everyone should know by the time they’re 35.

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Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD
Jennifer is a doctoral-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with nearly 25 years of experience. For the majority of her career she has focused on health care, disease prevention, and nutrition education for a range of ages—from middle school to graduate school students. In private practice, Dr. Bowers is involved in freelance writing and extracurricular nutrition clubs for children. When not working, she enjoys swimming, running, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, and reading.