Eggs are a meal in themselves and a versatile and affordable ingredient to make all sorts of dishes the whole family will love. Not just for breakfast, eggs are a great addition to lunch, can be the basis for delicious dinners and are an important part of many dessert recipes!
Even better, eggs cost less than most other proteins, are full of vitamins and minerals and naturally, don’t contain any additives or preservatives.
We eat around 237 eggs per person on average every year, and, according to the New Zealand Heart Foundation, a moderate intake of eggs (1-2 per day) is OK as part of a healthy, balanced diet for most people. For people at increased risk of heart disease, a prudent recommendation is a limit of six to seven eggs per week (Reference: Heart Foundation, 2015. Evidence Paper: Eggs and the Heart. Auckland: New Zealand Heart Foundation).