Healthy eggs recipes and top tips for Slimming World

Unless you are vegan or have an allergy the chances are you use eggs fairly often. Here are some tips for eggs and healthy egg recipes. I share how to get the most out of them without too much mess or stress!

hard boiled eggs
Close-up of eggs in a bowl
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Freshness

If you are unsure if an egg is still ok to use get a jug of cold water and carefully place the egg in. If the egg sinks it is ok but if it floats you shouldn’t eat it.

The reason behind this is that if the shell breaks down slightly air can get inside it (and make the egg go off), if there is air inside it then with this test it will float. If you remember one of my tips with eggs, remember this one!

For more tips on storing food check out my food storage tips.

Don’t crack on the side of a bowl

As much as you want to crack the egg on the side of the bowl or pan it is much better to crack it on a flat surface like the work surface or chopping board. Just one tap to crack the shell slightly but then use your fingers to open the shell. This way you won’t get the shell in your omelette!

eggs and egg yolk in shell

Keep an eye out for reduced eggs

Eggs have two dates a sell-by date and a use-by date, usually with a week between, if you use eggs often you can save money buying them close to the use by date and still be eating them in date! Money-saving makes such a difference in the long run!

eggs in carton

Add Water instead of Milk

If you want scrambled eggs or omelette but follow Slimming World or another diet and don’t want to use milk just use the same amount of water (a few tablespoons). Remember to season well and it will be just as fluffy.

A jug of milk sitting on top of a wooden table

The Perfect Omelette recipe

I spent ages perfecting the perfect omelette and how to stop it from turning into scrambled eggs! For a 3 egg omelette use a frying pan that measures around 6 inches in diameter.

Beat the eggs with about 3 tablespoons of water and season well in a jug. Spray the pan well with low-calorie cooking spray and place over medium heat until the pan is hot and the spray is no longer visible.

Pour in the mixture then after one minute use a silicone spatula to drag in the edge of the mixture towards the middle at various points around the omelette allowing the liquid from the top to run into the gap made.

Continue doing this until the top is no longer runny. The top doesn’t have to be completely set but if it is no longer runny then add the filling eg cheese and mushroom and immediately using the spatula fold in half in the pan.

Stand for a minute then serve. The heat from the omelette will cook the part that was on top as it is now in the middle and you will have the perfect omelette!

slice of omelette

Perfect Fried Eggs

For the perfect fried eggs use the freshest eggs you can as the yolk is less likely to split as the membrane of the yolk is stronger. To make it perfectly round you can use egg rings or an alternative if you don’t have egg rings is simply a ring of onion!

frying pan with fried egg inside

Separating Eggs

If you need to separate the yolk and the white the easiest way is when the eggs are cold. There are many gadgets available to separate them for you but I find the easiest way is to keep the yolk in the shell as you crack it!

eggs and egg yolk in shell

Picking up a Dropped Egg

We have all done it haven’t we, dropped an egg all over the floor and struggled to pick it up. The easiest way to pick it up is to tip salt over it and when that sets pick it up using a damp piece of kitchen roll. This is one of my favourite tips for eggs.

egg spilled from shell

Boiling Eggs

If you don’t want the egg to crack whilst boiling it is less likely if you use room temperature eggs. When they are cooked plunge them straight into cold water and leave them to cool in the cold water (keeping it cool by topping it up if necessary).

This also prevents the grey surrounding to the yolk which whilst harmless is not so nice looking!

boiled egg

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Poaching eggs

The easiest way to make poached eggs is surprisingly simple. Boil a pan of water with a splash of white wine vinegar or cider vinegar in. Using ramekins or similar carefully break each egg into a separate ramekin and pour carefully, one at a time into the boiling water. When the egg rises to the top of the boiling water remove it carefully with a slotted spoon and serve immediately.

Slicing Boiled Eggs

To slice boiled eggs without them crumbling keep dipping the knife or slicer in cold water. This means you have much more perfect slices without crumbly yolk!

boiled eggs with parsley
Hard egg halves decorated with parsley

Whisking Egg Whites

For the firmest egg whites, use a metal whisk and a glass or metal bowl. Plastic whisks or bowls have slight bits of oil absorbed in them and stop the egg from being whisked to quite as firm!

How to make round eggs without an egg ring

This is something I am often asked about, and it is really easy to make round eggs even if you don’t have an egg ring. The first option is to use a slice of onion. This forms a perfect circle to crack your egg into and makes a perfectly round fried egg. Alternatively, why not buy some cheap egg rings or a one egg pan. Both can help you make the perfect round eggs in the future!

Healthy egg recipes

If you have eggs to use up or are starting to think it would be great to add more into your diet then here are some tasty recipes with eggs as one of the main ingredients for you. Perfect for an easy midweek meal!

Breakfast egg muffins

Eggs Royale

Spanish chickpeas, spinach and egg

Egg fried rice

Spinach and pea frittata

Sweetcorn fritter

Breakfast quiche

Eggs in Ham

Rosemary and caramelised onion mini quiches

Vanilla baked cheesecake

Mini pepper quiches with a crust!

Courgette bakes

More you may find helpful

Fancy 4 weeks of healthy lunches already planned out for you? Check this lunch plan out. I also have lots of full week meal plans here.

I have other guides to recipes with specific ingredients/diets so do go and have a look at those too. Recipes with chicken, vegetarian and vegan recipes, how to use quark and recipes with it, how to cook perfect rice and recipes with rice, butternut squash tips and recipes and many more just check out my recipes directory. Be sure if you check out anything though to look at the tasty desserts I share here.

whisking eggs
whisking eggs

Weight loss Guides

I have a lot of Unofficial Slimming World guides and weight loss information along with support if you want to exercise for weight loss including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

Here are some quick jump buttons to help you find my most popular Slimming World guides (all unofficial) and be sure to check out all my healthy recipes too.

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