Why you shouldn’t forget unused Easter eggs

Why you shouldn’t forget unused Easter eggsSome are decorated with crayon. Bunny faces. “Happy Easter” messages. Or maybe cool abstract patterns. As they sit, neatly packed into their carton of 12, Easter eggs patiently wait for the last stage of their spring makeover — getting dunked into bowls of food coloring.

They emerge bright and new, in various shades of purple, green and blue. The lucky ones are chosen to highlight the kitchen table along with strategically placed Easter grass and glazed ham. But what happens to the leftover eggs that didn’t even get boiled?

Instead of letting your leftover eggs go bad, why not turn them into an anti-inflammatory breakfast you can enjoy all week long? While an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce inflammation that causes neck or back pain, this recipe will also let you reap the health benefits of eggs:

Anti-inflammatory egg muffins

Makes 12

1 dozen eggs
2 cups kale, stemmed and chopped to 1/4-inch pieces
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Over medium heat, place the oil in a pan. Add onion and sauté until browned. Add the kale and garlic and stir until the kale softens.
  4. Remove these ingredients from the heat and stir into egg mixture.
  5. Evenly pour the mixture into a nonstick muffin tin. Fill them about 3/4 full so they don’t overflow as they bake.
  6. Top each muffin with rosemary and a cherry tomato half.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes. If you can insert a knife in the middle and it comes out clean, they’re ready to eat!

Because eggs are high in vitamin D, they can promote bone health for your vertebrae and spinal joints. The sulfur content in garlic helps prevent inflammation in your body. Onion and rosemary are powerful anti-inflammatory foods as well.

The benefits of anti-inflammatory diet recipes may help ease neck or back pain, but they may not be your only option for relief. If conservative treatments like diet change and weight loss have been unsuccessful at relieving your symptoms, contact Laser Spine Institute today. Our Care Team can help you find your best path to relief and wellness.

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