If you enjoy eggs as much as we do, you’ll be thrilled to find out that they are not only tasty but incredibly nutritious. Sometimes, folks who are watching their weight choose to skip the yolk, having heard that the yolk is richer in fats than the whites are. Although they aren’t wrong, yolks have such minimal and healthy fats, that Weight Watchers© recently announced eggs as a zero point food!
That’s right! When they came out with their new list of 200 zero-point foods, it created some excitement around here. Especially when we discovered this change included eggs. Their team of specialists recognizes the fact that eggs do not overwhelm the body with unnecessary fat. In fact, did you know that a serving of two large eggs contains only 11 grams of fat? And it’s all unsaturated! Sounds to us like a win-win.
Here’s the most nutritious part about it. Some vitamins and nutrients are water-soluble, while others are fat-soluble. Eggs have plenty of nutrients that are so important for the body’s function and guess what? They’re the fat-soluble kind. This means that the fat in the egg allows our bodies to perfectly absorb the goods it has to offer! Mother Nature truly is amazing. The yolks are what contains most of the fats, protein and vitamins so you’ll really want to reconsider skipping the yolks!
So how much goodness is in one egg? Well, just one large egg has 6 grams of protein, 70 calories and 14 essential nutrients. If you are part of the Weight Watchers© program, an egg can be added to your meal with no impact on your tracking. All those nutrients at no cost to your diet. It’s a no brainer! Plus, the proteins keep your hunger at bay longer. No more 3 o’clock binges!
We recommend you meal prep with daily egg snacks in mind. In water, hard-cook as many eggs as you plan to enjoy that week. Then, keep them in the fridge. When you’re ready to have a nutritious snack that’ll give you a boost of energy, simply peel your egg and enjoy zero-point bliss. Whether on a weight loss program or not, eggs will provide you with the protein and nutrients you need to keep your energy up throughout the day.
With all the nutrients, protein and energy you’ll be getting from a zero point food, this is one sure time that zero actually adds up to something.
Hard-cooked eggs do make an excellent snack but if you’d like to enjoy eggs as part of a full, nutritious meal we’ve got plenty of ideas for you. Simply check out our recipes! Whether it’s a tasty salad, a mouth-watering sandwich or even a hearty dinner there are healthy, low-calorie options when it comes to eggs. A personal favourite of ours? This Spinach and Mozzarella Salad. With blanched asparagus, it’s perfect for the spring season.
If you’d like to see the complete list of zero point foods, please visit the Weight Watchers© website.