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Benefits of Eating Eggs During Pregnancy

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans highlight eggs as a nutrient-dense food for pregnant and lactating women. With eight essential nutrients in one large egg, eggs are a perfect dietary choice for expectant mothers. Choline Intake During Pregnancy Choline is an essential nutrient for everyone’s health, but it’s especially critical during pregnancy and lactation to…

5 Easter Egg Food Safety Questions: Answered

Hard-boiled eggs are an integral part of Easter celebrations! When purchasing, cooking, decorating and eating hard-boiled eggs, know the answers to frequently asked food safety questions to be sure everyone stays healthy and fully enjoys the holiday celebrations. Can you eat colored hard-boiled eggs? If the eggs were decorated with food-safe dyes and stored properly…

4 Rules for Following a Heart-Healthy Diet

Practicing healthy habits—including eating a nutritious diet—can reduce the risk of heart disease-related issues. In fact, research shows that at least 75% of heart disease can be prevented through lifestyle changes! And, did you know that eggs can be included as part of a heart-healthy diet for healthy adults, according to the American Heart Association?…

4 Reasons to Resolve to Eat Eggs in 2024

Exercising more, eating healthier and losing weight are the top three New Year’s resolutions. Learn why eating eggs as part of a nutritious diet can help you to hit all these goals to feel your best in 2024! Eating high-quality protein foods for breakfast, like eggs, can help you feel more satisfied and energized throughout…

Top 4 Egg Trends of 2023

As 2023 comes to an end, we’re sharing our favorite egg trends of the year! Eggs continue to be a fan favorite food for their nutritious value and unique ability to be incorporated in so many different recipes. All the Fried Egg Recipes This year, fried eggs had a moment—with viral recipes coming back to…

5 Handy Holiday Hacks for Cooking with Eggs

It’s no secret that a key part of the holidays is food! From savory dishes like stuffing, casseroles and quiches to sweet treats like pies, cookies and brownies—all are hallmarks of the end of the year as we celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Year’s and other winter holidays.   Eggs are one of the…

Halloween-Inspired Deviled Eggs That’ll Give You a Good Fright!

Happy Halloween from your North Carolina egg farmers! Whether your favorite part of the holiday is tricks OR treats, everyone can agree these deviled egg recipes are a festively fun combination of both.     Halloween Deviled Eggs An all-time classic, these pumpkin-themed deviled eggs are a cute and delicious treat for your Halloween festivities! The…

5 Tasty Treats for Tailgating Season

Football season is here, and, whether you’re rooting for your favorite hometown college or national team, these recipes are sure to score with your tailgating crew! Tailgating Tart True to its name, this tart is perfect for early-morning tailgates! Combining ham, mushrooms, sour cream, chives and more, this recipe will become your new favorite gameday…

Eggs 101: Teaching You the Science Behind Your Favorite Ingredient

Throughout the school year, there are many experiments students may do in science class involving eggs, like the classic egg drop challenge and dissolving eggshells with vinegar. But there’s also a good deal to be learned about the science behind eggs in their more traditional setting – the kitchen!   Why Are Eggs So Fluffy?…

6 Easy Meal Prep Recipes

Meal prepping can be a major time saver ahead of a busy day or week, so we’ve rounded up our favorite make-ahead recipes to give you some inspiration! With ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a healthy meal will be ready when you are.   Mediterranean Chopped Salad Stored in a Mason jar, this salad is…

4 Egg Safety Tips to Remember at Summer Picnics & Cookouts

Warm weather is here, and that means enjoying all the summer festivities like picnics, cookouts and road trips! Egg salad, deviled eggs and similar dishes are perfect for these events, but there are important safety tips to keep in mind when taking eggs along for outdoor events and excursions.    Use a Clean, Well-Insulated Cooler…

9 Must-Try Recipes for National Egg Month

May is National Egg Month, a time to celebrate nutritious, versatile eggs and the farmers who produce them! Packed with high-quality protein, eggs include an assortment of vitamins and essential amino acids. It’s hard to find a more perfect protein! Eggs are delicious any time of the day, so give these recipes a try this…

The Benefits of Introducing Eggs into Your Baby’s Diet

There are many reasons that eggs are considered part of a healthy diet, from their high-quality protein to the wide assortment of vitamins that eggs provide. In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now recommends introducing eggs to children as young as four months due to the nutrition babies need for brain development, among other…

‘Meet NC Egg Farmers’ Campaign Brings Egg Farms to You

The North Carolina Egg Association is excited to launch our Meet NC Egg Farmers campaign, which includes all new video content, farmer profiles, creative recipes, and content created in partnership with influencers and dieticians—all made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (NCTTFC).   In 2022, we received a grant…

5 Certified Heart-Healthy Recipes to Incorporate in Your Diet

Eggs are an important part of healthy dietary patterns across the lifespan, according to growing evidence on dietary cholesterol and eggs. Research shows that for most people, eating eggs does not negatively impact blood cholesterol levels, and can even be beneficial for people at risk of heart disease! Not only are these 5 recipes delicious,…

Eggs and Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Eggs are known to provide high-quality protein and several important nutrients that help keep your body healthy.  However, many people are concerned about the cholesterol found in egg yolks and how it might impact health.  Are egg yolks okay for children?  Can older people eat egg yolks?  What about people at risk for heart disease?…

Top 5 Favorite Egg Trends of 2022

2022 was full of fun food trends, and, to our delight, many of them revolved around eggs! Packed with protein and essential nutrients, eggs continued to reign supreme as a go-to protein source and versatile ingredient to make healthy, creative meals. Here are our top 5 favorite egg trends from 2022:   Year of the…

Rehash Your Thanksgiving Leftovers with These 6 Creative Recipes

Thanksgiving is the ultimate food holiday! That being said, there’s probably a good chance that your fridge is packed full of leftovers on Black Friday, whether you hosted the feast or brought food home with you. These six recipe ideas will help you find new and creative meals to use up all of your leftovers!  …

4 Recipes That Put the Treat in Trick-or-Treat

It’s spooky season! While eggs aren’t scary—there are so many festive ways to incorporate them into your Halloween menu. Whether you are preparing treats for your children’s school Halloween parties or a work potluck, or you want to munch on candy alternatives during trick-or-treat, these four recipes are a fun way to get in the…

5 Breakfast Recipes Made for a Cozy Fall Morning

The morning chill in the air has us thinking about fall and ready to cozy up with a blanket, warm drink and autumnal breakfast to start the day. These five recipes are sure to inspire you to get into baking mode and try some new fun twists on beloved classic fall dishes. Maple Glazed Cinnamon…

Easy Breakfast & Lunch Recipes to Kick Off the School Year

August is National Back-to-School Month, and while kids may be bummed that summer is over and it’s time to head back to the classroom, these easy, nutritious breakfast and lunch ideas are sure to make the transition easier (and tastier).   There are so many benefits to making eggs a staple in your kids’ diets,…

NC Egg Farmers Partner with Ingles & Piggly Wiggly for Summer of Eggs Giveaway

North Carolina’s egg farming families have partnered with grocery retailers Ingles Supermarkets and Piggly Wiggly for the Summer of Eggs giveaway! From June 20 through August 20, 2022, North Carolinians can enter to win grocery gift cards simply by purchasing eggs. There are two ways to enter the Summer of Eggs giveaway! 1. Purchase eggs…

Incredible, Edible Eggs: “BLT” Deviled Eggs

Guest blog by Chef Pat E. O’Dawe, Chef at Grandover Resort & Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons   Eggs are amazing! From aioli’s and soufflés to custards, cured yolks, meringue, and even real Caesar dressing…there are endless possibilities, recipes, and techniques to learn and to cook with eggs. And, the egg and poultry industry are very important…

Eggs: The Essential Summer Menu Item

Summertime is finally near! The weather is warm, school is out and hosting season is upon us. Whether you’re gathering with family for Father’s Day, celebrating patriotically for Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, or hosting a low-key brunch or cookout with neighbors, eggs are an essential summer menu item! Here are a few…

4 Food Safety Tips from NC State University Poultry Extension Specialist and Professor Aaron Kiess

During my career, I have been fortunate to work alongside many fantastic peers within academia and the poultry and allied poultry industries who have all contributed to my poultry education in some way, shape, or form. The Braswell Distinguished Professor position at North Carolina State University in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science provides me…

5 Must-Try TikTok Egg Recipes

Since TikTok’s rapid success in recent years, the trends and community have evolved and snowballed as well. Users often find themselves on niche corners of the platform, dubbed to model the app’s name, like #FoodTok, #FitTok and even #FarmTok.  Originally known for dancing and lip-syncing videos, TikTok now is home to the newest age of…

Can Eggs Be Part Of A Heart-Healthy Diet?

Guest blog by Jen Houchins, PhD, RD, Director of Nutrition Research, American Egg Board’s Egg Nutrition Center   The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends healthy individuals can include up to a whole egg daily in healthy diet patterns, and up to two egg per day is recommended for aging adults.  However, the AHA placed caution…

5 Easy Egg Recipes from NC Food Bloggers

North Carolina is home to tasty local foods, top-notch chefs and amazing food bloggers! We’ve had the chance to get to know a few NC food bloggers and even taste-tested some of their recipes. Check out these five easy egg recipes from food bloggers around the state.   Make-Ahead Egg Breakfasts from Family Food on…

Eggs: The Essential Holiday Baking Ingredient

Planning out meals for the holiday season? Don’t forget to add eggs to the grocery list! From breakfast bakes to pies to main dishes, eggs are the essential holiday baking ingredient. Add a few of these fall-inspired recipes to your menu whether you’re hosting a large family holiday gathering, Friendsgiving or a small potluck with…

Egg Recipes from Around the World

Join us on a trip around the world without leaving your kitchen! From Argentina to India, these egg recipes enjoyed in countries across the globe will take you on an unforgettable edible experience featuring new flavors and spices. Don’t forget to travel with your fork or spoon on this culinary adventure!   Argentinian Empanadas –…

NC Egg Farmers Award $1,000 in Support to 3 Independent Restaurants

The results are in! For eight weeks this summer, North Carolinians nominated their favorite restaurant that serves eggs in the Piedmont, Mountains and Coastal regions of the state to win funding after a tough past year. North Carolina egg farmers awarded $1,000 in support to three family-owned restaurants, one winner per region. The winners of…

NC Egg Farming & “Piled High” Deviled Eggs

Guest blog by NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler   My grandkids are one of my greatest joys in life, and my wife Sharon and I enjoy having our whole family at the house. As a farmer granddaddy and Agriculture Commissioner, it gives me a great deal of pride knowing that my five grandchildren are growing…

Laying the Foundation for an Agricultural Career

Originally published in CALS News by Kristin Sargent, CALS Communications Content Strategist   Lynn Worley-Davis grew up surrounded by agriculture in rural Northampton County, where many folks produced cotton, peanuts, pigs and chickens. Like many young women in the 1980s, Lynn wanted to become a veterinarian. When NC State University admitted its first class to…

5 Ways Egg Farmers Care for the Environment

Egg farmers work hard to properly care for the land, air and water on and near their farms. In fact, compared to 1960, today’s egg farmers are using less resources, like feed and water, to feed more hens and produce even more eggs. At the same time, they’re creating less waste, which reduces greenhouse gas…

Talton’s Eggs Encourage Youth in Agriculture

Guest blog by Kathy Bostrom, North Carolina Farm Bureau Associate Director of Communications Eggs are providing a step into the family business at one Rowan County farm. David and Cheryl Correll are the fifth generation to farm their land, but they say they are a six-generation farm because their two kids, Josie, 17, and Talton,…

Which Came First – The Chicken or the Egg?

Guest blog by Becca Wysocky, NC State University Prestage Department of Poultry Science   North Carolina’s poultry industry contributes largely to our state’s overall agricultural economy. In fact, it accounts for nearly 45% of our state’s farm cash receipts. North Carolina not only has varieties of commercial flocks, but also small flock producers and backyard…

Give the Gift of Eggs this Holiday Season!

After months of adapting to the “new normal,” you don’t need the stress of deciding what to give your loved ones this holiday season. With you in mind, The Incredible Egg along with North Carolina egg farmers have created a free digital e-cookbook, featuring an exciting collection of make-ahead dishes, impressive desserts and delicious gifts that…

6 Easy Recipes for a Homecooked Holiday Meal

Holiday gatherings may look a bit different this year, but no matter how many loved ones are around the table, homemade recipes bring love and comfort. Try one – or all – of these six easy recipes to make a homecooked holiday meal that is sure to raise spirits. All have been featured on WRAL’s…

10 Reasons Why Eggs Aren’t Scary

On Halloween, we celebrate all things spooky— but eggs aren’t to be feared! Don’t believe myths you might hear. Here are 10 reasons why eggs are not scary:   1 – Eggs can easily transform into a variety of healthy dishes. Scrambled, baked, sunny-side-up or hard-boiled? We love how incredibly versatile – and delicious –…

6 Easy Recipes for Pumpkin Lovers

Fall is here and we’re craving pumpkin everything! Whether you’re looking for a protein-packed, diet-friendly recipe or you want to satisfy your sweet tooth with a pumpkin dessert, we’ve got recipes that will curb your pumpkin cravings any time of the day. Check out these six easy recipes for pumpkin lovers: Mini Pumpkin Pies –…

July Through October, Wednesdays Are All About Eggs!

Wednesday is now #Weggsday and we are celebrating with giveaways and recipes! Enter egg-citing weekly giveaways every Wednesday for the next 12 weeks to celebrate with us. From grocery gift cards to must-have cooking tools, never skip a #Weggsday giveaway. How do you like your eggs on #Weggsday? Check back on our Facebook page every…

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommends EGGS!

Recently, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued nutrition recommendations specifically regarding eggs as a source of nutrition. The Scientific Report was drafted by top medical doctors and leading nutrition scientists, and their recommendations on what constitutes a healthy diet will shape 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. So, what exactly did the experts say about eggs?   Choline…

4 Summer Activities for Kids and Families

Make learning fun while kids are at home this summer. Kids and parents alike will love our Kids Connection activities, lesson plans, virtual farm tours and more! From egg-speriments to egg-ucational games, there is so much to learn about eggs. Check out four of our favorite free online resources: Kids Activity Sheet – Learn about…

4 Nutrition Facts You Didn’t Know About Eggs

How much do you know about eggs? The nutrients in eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, brain function, eye health and more. Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults. Keep reading to find out four facts you…

Meet 4 North Carolina Egg Farming Families

North Carolina is home to 9 million laying hens that lay more than 7.5 million eggs each day. Meet four of the egg farmers who provide excellent animal care while producing safe, healthy eggs and protecting the environment on and around their farms for future generations.   Simpson’s Eggs Family owned-and-operated since 1925, four generations…

5 Recipes Mom Will Love on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, what better way to spoil Mom than to cook her something special? Whether serving her breakfast in bed, celebrating with brunch at home or reminding her how sweet she is with a dessert, these five recipes are sure to win her over! Orange French Toast Casserole – This light French Toast Casserole…

4 Simple Cooking Challenges Kids & Families Can Complete At Home

Get ideas for easy, family-friendly recipes that use simple ingredients to take everyday meals from ordinary to extraordinary and find educational activities parents can use to help supplement at-home learning. 1. Teach kids a simple cooking skill, like making the perfect scrambled or hard-boiled eggs. Anyone can cook, and now is a great time for…

Unscramble Egg Carton Labels: What All Those Terms Really Mean

Egg carton labels can be confusing – from free-range to organic to hormone-free – what do those terms even mean? Be a confident and informed shopper by knowing how to read egg labels. USDA Certified Organic Organic eggs are produced by hens housed and fed according to the established United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

4 Heart-Healthy Egg Recipes

Another reason to “heart” eggs? They’re part of a heart-healthy diet. What is that? It’s a healthy eating pattern that includes nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean protein sources. Nutrient-rich eggs are a perfect addition to an overall heart-healthy diet. The science on dietary cholesterol and eggs…

6 Whole30-Approved Creative Meal Ideas

Trying out the Whole30, or considering trying it? Chances are you will eat a lot of eggs while following the eating program, which encourages 30 days of clean eating, consuming only Whole30-approved ingredients (think: meats, seafood, veggies, and eggs). Because eggs are so versatile and nutritious, they’re included in many Whole30 recipes. Eggs are always…

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