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Egg Salad: A Healthy Protein Powerhouse

Egg salad makes a perfect lunch In this egg salad recipe, adapted from 101 Cookbooks, you can ramp up the protein while keeping fat at bay. Served with two slices of toasted whole grain bread and lettuce, it makes a perfect lunch!

Eggs sometimes get a bad rap, mostly because their yolks are high in cholesterol. However, experts agree that the health benefits of eggs outweigh their slight nutritional downfall - even if you're looking out for your heart!  In fact, one study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Found no link between eggs and heart attack or stroke. 

That, paired with an egg's high levels of protein, lutein, choline and B vitamins, makes this common food choice a good one for seniors looking to stave off breast cancer and macular degeneration while still keeping their hearts healthy. 

In this egg salad recipe, adapted from 101 Cookbooks, you can ramp up the protein while keeping fat at bay. Served with two slices of toasted whole grain bread and lettuce, it makes a perfect lunch!

Healthy Egg Salad

Ingredients

2 large, hard-boiled eggs
1 tablespoon plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
A squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 stalk celery, washed and chopped
1/2 bunch chives, chopped

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except the celery and chives. Mash with a fork until you have a chunky texture. You may need to add more yogurt to moisten the mixture.

Stir in the celery and chives, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. This is the perfect amount for one sandwich, but also works as a side or a topping for green salads.

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