Mornings are a time to welcome in the new day with open arms and a big appetite. As breakfast being the most important meal of the day, preparing something nutritious and delicious should be something you look forward to rather than dread, and what’s more annoying than not being able to cook something because it takes too much effort?
Eggs are a popular breakfast item because they are loaded with high quality proteins, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. On average, one large egg has roughly 77 calories with 5 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Many dieters choose to only eat egg whites since the yolk contains the most cholesterol and fat — they do this by manually separating the egg yolk from the egg after cracking it, which, for many, get can messy and difficult.
Now, there's a new way to get the most out of your egg without wasting any parts. Introducing: the egg separator! This nifty little tool is used to separate the yolk of an egg from the egg white, and it comes in a variety of designs.
If you are cooking a meal that calls for egg whites within a larger batch of other ingredients, check out this one by OXO (pictured above). It's one of our favorite brands and it hooks onto the sides of a bowl and creates a perfect edge for cracking eggs. The base of the tool catches runaway pieces of broken eggshell and prevents dripping on the outside of the bowl before it gets on the counter. In addition to being able to adjust to any size cooking bowl, it can also separate egg yolks from egg whites in one easy step! It’s small and compact, so it can easily find space in your kitchen tool drawer and it is also dishwasher safe (which is always convenient).
Now you can enjoy eggs in the morning without stressing over the hassle of separating the yolks from the white. If you’re not sure how to make the most use out of this lean protein in your breakfast, check out some of our recipes listed below. Enjoy!
Turkey Bacon, Egg White, Spinach Breakfast Sandwich: Prep time for this breakfast sandwich is only 5 minutes and it only takes 10-15 minutes to make. It’s super tasty and loaded with hearty and healthy ingredients that will help you start your day off right. Ditch that fast food drive-thru and make this instead. Click here for the recipe!
Pineapple and Egg Whites Oatmeal: This sweet and healthy breakfast oatmeal recipe is a great excuse to break out your egg separator. Although it takes longer to bake than traditional oatmeal recipes, it’s worth the effort to get its awesome nutritional benefits. Get the recipe here!
Skinny Chicken and Vegetable Frittata: This recipe is an example of a dish that the OXO egg separator would definitely come in handy for. After mixing all your ingredients together, clip the gadget onto your cooking bowl and separate the required amount of eggs into the bowl and continue to cook as followed. This recipe is great for Sunday morning breakfasts with the family or potluck brunches with friends. Try it out!
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