Oh my how time flies. Easter’s just around the corner, even though it seems like Christmas was just last week. Here’s what’s to love about Easter: it means spring is finally here (usually); tiny girls in Easter bonnets and spring dresses; Easter egg hunts; coloring Easter eggs; filling up Easter baskets with lots of fun finds from the dollar store; that crazy-scary Easter bunny at the mall; and my favorite thing — DEVILED EGGS! I totally adore deviled eggs, and could eat a dozen within just a few days. So why oh why do I only make them for Easter? That has to change, because they’re such a great snack idea. Or add some veggies and crackers and call it lunch. Or breakfast for that matter. If you’re worried about eggs and cholesterol, don’t be. Eggs are actually very low in saturated fat, and they’re a good source of protein and lots of vitamins and minerals. Yes, the yolk is high in cholesterol, but for most people, the cholesterol you eat won’ raise your blood cholesterol. Even if you have high cholesterol, most people are OK with a few egg yolks each week. Continue Reading..
With Passover and Easter upon us, my thoughts have turned to eggs! For years, eggs have gotten a bad rap because they are high in cholesterol, and many people who follow a heart healthy diet to lower their cholesterol tend to avoid them. But research on eggs and cholesterol suggests that they are not as unhealthy as we thought. Continue Reading..