The following post is sponsored by ConAgra foods. All opinions are my own.
I am sure many of you know that food with more volume and protein can help you feel fuller longer which can be a great and effective weight management strategy. Also, when it comes to weight management, choosing the right breakfast is very important.
Today I wanted to share the results of a recent study that was presented at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®), which I thought was quite interesting: it found that calorie for calorie egg whites are more satiating than whole eggs.
Participants were asked to eat a breakfast containing 140 calories of either egg whites, in the form of Egg Beaters® (1 1/5 cup), or whole eggs (2 whole eggs). Those who had the egg white breakfast were more satiated and consumed fewer calories during lunch, compared to those participants who had the same amount of calories worth of whole eggs.
Egg Beaters® is the egg minus the yolk and provides complete, high-quality protein without the fat and cholesterol of whole eggs. One serving of Egg Beaters has 5 grams of protein for only 25 calories. They can also be incorporated into your favorite baking recipes in addition to using as you would regular eggs: omelets, french toast, scrambles, etc.
The results of this study definitely surprised me. How about you? I never would’ve guessed egg whites would be more filling. An experiment of my own might be in order!
Before I go, of course I have to share a recipe! It’s for a rolled omelet inspired by a recipe I saw on the Egg Beater website; it’s a genius idea I’ll have to say! I’ve always been terrible at making omelets without it turning into a scramble so to make this perfect egg wrap you just use a casserole dish and your trusty oven and it turns into this perfect layer you can use for a rolled omelet. It hit the spot…and definitely kept me full for hours.
Fill it with whatever you like and enjoy this high protein, highly satisfying breakfast!
Question: Do the results of this study surprise you? Do you notice a difference when eating egg whites versus whole eggs?