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No eggs-cuses: zero reasons to skip the yolk

Did you hear the news?

When Weight Watchers© recently announced they had created a list of 200 zero points foods, it created some excitement around here. Especially when we discovered this change included eggs.

That’s right. Eggs are now zero points. Talk about eggs-citing!

What that now means is one delicious egg, which contains 6 grams of protein, 70 calories and 14 important nutrients can be added to your meal with no impact on your tracking. Plus, the proteins keep your hunger at bay longer. No more 3 o’clock binges!

Let's talk yolk colour

We’ve been there too.

You come home from the grocery store to crack open a new dozen of eggs, only to notice that instead of the sunny-side-up yellow yolk you’re used to, you see a pale looking yellow.

So what’s the deal? Why is this yolk such a different colour? Is one colour better to eat than the other? Should I be buying a different type of egg?

These are all valid questions, and luckily, they are all fairly easy to answer.

The most simple and straightforward answer: Go ahead with your breakfast.

Making Substitutions for Different Egg Sizes and Weights

Egg Sizes

A hen lays about 320 eggs during her laying cycle. These eggs are not all the same size. Generally, as a hen gets older, she lays larger eggs.

Eggs are categorized by weight, not size or shape. Sometimes eggs in the same carton may appear to be different sizes, but their weight will be within a similar range.

The following minimum weights are used to classify eggs: