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Eggs Belong in a weight Loss Diet

Most diets don’t work and one of the main reasons is HUNGER. When you are hungry all the time, it is hard to stick to your diet plan. When you eat foods that keep you feeling full, like EGGS, other sources of lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables – these foods are chock full…

Deviled Egg Day!

Basic Deviled Eggs from (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-deviled-eggs) Ingredients 6 large eggs $ 2 tablespoons mayonnaise $ 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper Garnish: paprika Preparation Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; add water to depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes….

State Fair Recipe Winners

Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners: French Riviera Breakfast Egg Bake 2016 First Place NC State Fair: Faye Smith, Fayetteville   1 small loaf French bread 6 eggs 1 ½ cups half and half…

World Egg Day

October 14, 2016 — Today is World Egg Day! World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday in October, and is a chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg all around the Globe. It was first celebrated in 1996, making this year the 20th anniversary! Since then, people around the world have continued to…

Mountain State Fair Recipe Winners

Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners: Khai Yat Sai First Place 2016 Mountain State Fair – Susie Zuerner, Arden, NC This dish hails from Thailand.  I’ve Americanized it to suit more of an American…

Back to School Nutrition Tips

With August over halfway over, it’s that time of year again–school is back in session. While summer ending can be sad, preparing for classes to start gets exciting…even if it’s a bit stressful at first. While spending you spend your time getting your chickens in a row and focusing on buying new clothes, shoes, school…

Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day is a great day to show your dad just how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you by giving him a nice gift and a thoughtful card. Unfortunately, this is the reality– it sneaks up on you every year and you spend the last few hours the night before…

Egg Contraptions and other Egg Cooking Tools

Eggs can be prepared in so many different ways; this is nothing new to the North Carolina Egg Association and most people. But did you know there are many different tools to help you with cooking your eggs in many of these ways? Take a peek below at the Incredible Edible Egg’s list of egg…

Easter 2016

An Easier and Faster Way to Hard-Boiled Eggs New Easy-Peel Hard-Boiled Egg Technique Saves Time, Makes Peeling Easier Park Ridge, Ill (March 14, 2016) – Difficulty peeling off the shells is the top barrier to making hard-boiled eggs more often, according a recent consumer survey. Fortunately, just in time for Easter – the biggest hard-boiled holiday…

In-Season Produce

Eggs are great! They are super for your health, packed with 6 grams of protein (10% of your daily value) while still being lower in calories and other great health benefits–which can be found listed here: http://ncegg.org/eggs-big-nutrition-in-a-small-package/. Eggs are also cheaper than any usual protein sources like chicken, beef and fish. Being so easy to…

Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health month, which was created to make Americans aware of their heart health. While most people know about heart disease, few people know how it’s caused- or how harmful it is. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), every 1 in 4 people die from heart disease. That makes…

Dietary Guideline Changes

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jan Kelly, Executive Director 919.319.1195 or egglady@ncegg.org   “New 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Reveal Good News for Eggs” Cary, NC (January 7, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) have decided to remove a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and include eggs in all…

Dog Treats

While we love to treat ourselves, it’s our furry friends we truly spoil– in particular dogs. There is just something special about petting them, talking with them, taking them for a walk or giving them treat and, in response, having that tail wag uncontrollably. The easiest way to spoil your pups is by giving them…

Deviled Egg Day

  Did you know November 2nd is Deviled Egg Day? It’s hard to forget one of the best days of the year! In order to celebrate, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite deviled egg recipes! Enjoy! Basic Deviled Eggs from (http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/basic-deviled-eggs) Ingredients 6 large eggs $ 2 tablespoons mayonnaise $ 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish…

Recipe Contest Winners 2015

The Incredibly Good EGGS! Recipe Contest Sponsored by the North Carolina Egg Association Tuesday, October 20, 2015   First Place: Felice Bogus, Raleigh   Pub-Style Falafel Eggs Makes 8   For the eggs: 10 large NC eggs, divided use 1 Tbs. olive oil, plus extra for rolling 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped…

Mountain State Fair 2015

  Every year, at both the Mountain State Fair and the North Carolina State Fair, the NC Egg Association holds a recipe contest. This year, here are the winners:   Rainbow Quiche 2015 Mountain State Fair – First Place winner: Sharon Gates   One refrigerated pie crust for 9″ pan 1 small onion, diced 1/2 cup…

Happy World Egg Day October 9, 2015

Today is World Egg Day – a chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg all around the Globe! World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. Egg associations, egg companies, retailers and allied egg industries throughout the world will be celebrating the natural nutrition, versatility, convenience, affordability and health aspects…

How You Cook Eggs And What It Says About You

What does the way you cook an egg say about your personality? Maya Angelou stated that “you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Many people would agree with this statement, but Ms. Angelou forgot to mention…

What’s the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

Have you ever had your good ole’ Aunt Bessy snip at you for trying to use the wrong colored egg for your ancient, secret family recipe? She would swear up and down the Mississippi that she would rather eat dirt than use a white egg in her grandmother’s recipe. But why does she claim that…

Fry An Egg On the Fourth!

This year, Independence day is not the only holiday on July 4th; this year, National “Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk” day also falls on the 4th of July. In Death Valley, the hottest place in the United States, it can get up to 130 degrees. Because it gets so hot there, tons of people…

The Perfect Day to Splurge at Your Picnic!

Nothing says summer like picnics–just as this summer is starting to heat up, grab your blankets and head out to your closest park or scenic spots in order to partake in National Picnic Day on June 18th. However, there is a catch: June 18th is also National Splurge Day. National Splurge Day is simply a…

Tips for a Thoughtful Father's Day

Father’s Day is a great day to show your dad just how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you by giving him a nice gift and a thoughtful card. Unfortunately, this is the reality– it sneaks up on you every year and you spend the last few hours the night before…

Which came first the Chicken or the egg?

In honor of May, National Egg Month, We have answered the age old question: Which came first the Chicken or the egg? Scholars and Philosophers will point to science or religion and ask more questions about how life and the universe first began. (Learn more about the history of the dilemma here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_or_the_egg ) We…

North Carolina Hens to your Scrambled Eggs: The Farm to Table Process

Egg production is an important segment of the agriculture industry in North Carolina, ranking 7th in total North Carolina commodity receipts. In honor of Egg production ranking 7th, here are the 7 steps it takes to get an egg from a hen to you:   1. The first step, obviously, is the egg being laid….

Good News for Eggs in 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted its Advisory Report to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report provides a review of scientific evidence related to diet, nutrition and health that will inform the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will be released later…

About Egg Labeling

Confused about how your eggs are labeled? You’re not alone. The terminology about where your eggs come from and the conditions for the hens can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together a guide to help you make an educated decision.

Have an Egg-stra Special Valentine’s Day!

When we think of Valentines Day we think of expensive jewelry, heart shaped candy, and bouquets of red roses. It’s true; February 14th has become an increasingly commercialized holiday each year, but isn’t love supposed to be priceless?   Show your Valentine some love this holiday with an inexpensive and thoughtful gesture – breakfast in…

Four Ways to Celebrate National Puzzle Day

Happy National Puzzle Day! Although you may not know, National Puzzle Day is celebrated every year on January 29th. Puzzles are popular worldwide and come in many different forms such as jigsaw, Sudoku, and crossword, all ranging from easy to difficult. No matter which kind you choose, puzzles are a great way to have fun…

Happy National Pie Day!

As Americans, pie holds a special place in our hearts (as well as that special place we like to call our “dessert stomach.”) It’s a National holiday for peat’s sake! From cherry pie to sweet potato pie, we bake it, eat it, dream about it and even have famous songs about it. Heck, we’ll even…

How Did Egg Nog Become Santa’s Favorite Drink?

Everyone knows that Santa’s favorite way to wash down his plate of cookies is with a big glass of eggnog. This tradition has been around for decades, but have you ever asked yourself why? When did drinking this egg and milk concoction become a holiday tradition? It all started on a cold, snowy night on…

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Casserole

For most of us in North Carolina, a traditional Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Family members get up bright and early to spend all day in the kitchen preparing these dishes for a bountiful feast.  There are also many people who spend Thanksgiving…

A Half-Dozen Reason Why You Can’t Beat Eggs

Still haven’t figured out the best way to start your day? Too many people rely on coffee and sugary cereals for a morning boost of energy, only to feel tired a few hours later. It’ time to learn how to break this cycle. Click on the image below and find out 6 reasons why eating…

Celebrate World Egg Day!

World Egg Day is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October. A chance to celebrate the incredible, edible egg! The occasion recognizes the global appeal of the billions of nutritious eggs produced worldwide. Egg-producing countries all over the world celebrate the event in different ways. Did you know North Carolina ranks 12th in…

Reconsidering the Rules of Your Healthy Diet

Unfortunately, with all of the diet fads and false information in the media, many people today have the wrong ideas about dieting. Practices like removing certain foods completely and restricting to only a small variety of foods not only leaves you deprived of essential nutrients, but may also lead to negative thoughts about living a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the right…

Easy "No Work" Recipes for Labor Day

A celebration of the American labor movement dedicated to the social and economical achievements of workers, Labor Day is a holiday to kick up our feet and enjoy a relaxing, work-free day. If you’re planning on staying a home, here are some easy “no work” recipes that you can make on your day off. Start…

Get Your Chickens in A Row Before School Starts

With the first week of school right around the corner, shopping for new clothes, shoes, and an assortment of different school supplies can be stressful – don’t let meal planning slow you down. Here are some back to school tips and recipes that will save time and money, while providing the best nutrition for you…

Perfect Picnic Getaways in NC

From the famously scenic outer banks, to the highest mountain peaks in the Eastern United States, North Carolina is known for its’ breathtaking landscapes. With the beach, lakes and mountains all within our reach, planning a weekend getaway in North Carolina has something for everyone. Here are four great picnic spots we recommend!   1….

NC Eggs Featured in Fire in the Triangle Dining Competition

July heats up in Raleigh as selected chefs battle it out during the “Got to be NC” Fire in the Triangle Competition Dining – a series of 8 to 15 dinner competitions hosted in five regions of the state throughout the year. Each evening, two restaurants battle it out side by side in a single elimination,…

Be the Star of Your July 4th Cookout with these Easy EGG-cellent Holiday Recipes

Firecracker Deviled Eggs Make a festive twist on a holiday classic. While firecrackers explode in the night sky, your mouth will be exploding with flavor! 6 Hard Boiled Eggs 1/3 cup salsa 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons minced green onions 1 tablespoon chopped black olives 1 teaspoon lemon juice Parsley springs   INSTRUCTIONS…

Get the real truth about eggs: Hormone Myths and Benefits of Eggs

Eating a healthy, high protein breakfast, such as eggs, is proven to be the best way to start your day for multiple reasons. First, it is especially important for children to consume a protein rich breakfast, rather than one high in sugar and carbs, in order to keep them feeling fuller for a longer period…

Top 10 Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great day to show your dad just how much you appreciate him and all he has done for you by giving him a nice gift and a thoughtful card. But let’s be realistic- it sneaks up on you every year like a snake in the grass and you spend the last…

Celebrate National Egg Month with Kids Crafts in the Kitchen

Making Faces with Kids in the Kitchen For more than 20 years, the Incredible Edible Egg has brought kids into the kitchen. May is National Egg Month, and with the school year winding down and summer around the corner, it’s an important time for your family to make memories that will last a lifetime. So,…

Easter Crafts for the Whole Family

Easter eggs are a centerpiece of many family traditions on and around Easter weekend. Easter eggs symbolize rebirth to most, but many people associate Easter eggs with hunting in the yard for candy or coloring in celebration. We love hunting and dying eggs but for more of a creative challenge try our Animal Egg Buddies…

Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Health & Fitness Expo

Come by and see The Egg Lady and some of North Carolina’s egg farmers at the 2014 Health & Fitness Expo Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12! Visit our exhibit to sample Deviled Eggs and learn about how their eggs get from the hen to home! The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon &…

2014 NCEGG Final Four

VOTE HERE ON FACEBOOK   VOTE NOW for a Chance to WIN a Year’s Worth if EGGS! 16 top seeds went head to head to determine the ALL TIME best way to prepare an egg. Facebook friends please vote to advance your favorite and don’t forget to try new ways to serve eggs! One lucky voter will be…

2014 NCEGG Championship

Introducing the 2014 NC EGG Tournament. We want our Friends to determine the all time best way to prepare and Egg. Even though there are 100 ways, only the most popular have been selected for head to head match-ups. Facebook friends please vote and advance your favorite and dont forget to try new ways to…

Celebrate National Cereal Day with us by substituting your cereal with some REAL breakfast food!

We all have either grown up eating cereal or still enjoy a bowl every so often today. Unfortunately, cereal is not the answer to a healthy breakfast. Our bodies need REAL food to start the day. When is National Egg Day? Wait, that should be EVERY Day! Find the Complete nutritional content of Nature’s perfect…

Gameday Appetizer Recipe From the Egg Lady!

If you missed the Egg lady on air last week you can hear the interview here: Week 1 Brown vs White Eggs   Check out great Appetizer Recipes for your Super Bowl party this weekend at http://ncegg.org/recipecategory/appetizers-drinks/

New Year, New You: Reasons why you should be eating more eggs in 2014!

You’ve resolved to make a change to a low-carb lifestyle. You’ve been diligent – watching everything you eat. And it’s working. But the biggest roadblock is boredom. Sound familiar? Changing eating habits is never easy, but there is no reason to resort to the same tired menu choices. Rely on these recipes to perk up…

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