Eggs are good in the morning, in the evening, and even in the afternoon. We Americans love them so much that we each consume about 255 eggs a year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cooking this protein is often a go-to when we have nothing else in the house or don't have a ton of time. But just because us busy girls are always on the go doesn't mean we have to settle for an egg-and-cheese omelet on the reg (even though it is pretty tasty). We've rounded up some of our favorite easy, healthy egg recipes that take less than 15 minutes to prep but taste like you've spent hours making them.
BREAKFAST: Paleo Breakfast Casserole
The Hero Ingredient: Roasted sweet potatoes form a healthy, filling "crust" in this healthy egg recipe. If you don't have time to roast the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in advance, simply pick up pre-roasted versions from stores like Trader Joe's.
The Recipe: Eggs mingle with charred Brussels sprouts, onion, and sweet potatoes for one of the most delicious frittatas you'll ever taste. Top with sugar-free bacon for a hint of crunchiness.
The Clincher: This frittata stores well in the fridge. Make it on Sunday night and bring it to work for breakfast all week—just reheat each slice for one minute in the microwave. (Plus, it's both Paleo and Whole 30 approved).
LUNCH: Scrambled Egg and Roasted Asparagus Toast
The Hero Ingredient: Broiled, seasoned asparagus spears turn an everyday meal into something special (especially when the veggie is in season).
The Recipe: Scrambled eggs with a bit of milk (or half-and-half), pancetta, and Havarti cheese are served open-faced on sourdough toast. It's like an egg sandwich—undone.
The Clincher: This healthy egg recipe is fancy enough to serve if a friend drops by for lunch (even though you'd probably prefer the leftovers).
DINNER: Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs
The Hero Ingredient: Ripe avocados are mashed into homemade guacamole, adding tons of flavor and keeping this meal from being dry.
The Recipe: This delectable dish is from Irish food writer Donal Skehan's new cookbook, Fresh ($17). Scrambled eggs (with or without cheese) are layered on a toasted tortilla topped with guacamole and a simple salsa and finished off with a black bean garnish.
The Clincher: Make extra fresh salsa and store it in the fridge for a chip-and-dip snack later in the week.
Ready to start cooking? Be sure to read The Healthiest Way to Cook Eggs first, and tell us what you think about these recipes in the comments!