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  • María Fernanda López

Sesame-Crusted Chicken with Broccoli Fritters (Keto & Gluten Free)

May is loaded with fun festivities, don't you agree? First we've got Cinco de Mayo, then May Fourth for all Star Wars fans and then Mother's Day... and that's not it! May is also National Egg Month!

So as part of this celebration I'm coming at you with this amazing dinner inspo that your family might love from the Everyday Dinners cookbook from the amazing Jessica Merchant, also creator of the blog How Sweet Eats.

I have always been a fan of a good cookbook, they are very inspiring and as a foodie and nutritionist I love it when it recipes are wholesome and easy to make, in this occasion I decided to try these two recipes:

  • Sesame-Crusted Chicken Fingers (page 172)

  • Broccoli Fritters with Chipotle Yogurt (page 99)

These really caught my attention; they are packed with healthy fats! Hello sesame seeds and eggs plus the fiber from the broccoli. I thought that this was just the perfect combination of flavors that will also nourish my body at the same time. WINNING!

Also, I have to emphasize on the eggs of course, our main star of the month! If you follow me on my Instagram and stories you might already know that I love eggs because they are endless way to prepare them, they are so nourishing a packed with essential nutrients.

Why organic Pete and Gerry's Eggs Over Conventional Eggs

They will have higher quality on their nutrients and that's what we want! They are richer in omega-3's, choline, vitamin D

And Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs are one of the best options! They are committed to the quality and they care about you too! Their hens are free-range and their eggs have no artificial anything, no hormones, pesticides, no GMO's or antibiotics, these guys are certified humane. #ElevateYourEggs

This humane certification means that hens are free, they are enjoying that time outside around the grass, dirt and fresh water whenever they want. They are just living their life and that's amazing!

You can really tell the quality of the egg by the rich color of the yolk. Plus they taste way better than conventional eggs, just take a look at the yolks. This gives me that security that I'm getting the highest quality that my body deserves.

The color of the yolks equals nutrients!

The color of the yolk is also a signed of the antioxidants present in the yolk. Eggs are packed with carotenoids; from yellow, orange and red pigments that are also from the type of wholesome diet the the hens have.

These are some of the nutritional reasons I love eggs too!

  • Source of Omega-3's great to prevent inflammation and boost the mood.

  • They contain up to 9 essential amino acids, that play an important role in DNA, muscle recovery and more,

  • Brain fuel thanks to the choline that supports our memory.

  • Source of selenium and vitamins such as A, D, B12 and K.

Anyways, take my advice as a foodie and nutritionist here; eggs are one of the best foods ever! Such a superfood, versatile and delicious. But it's important to get quality eggs to get most of it and to step up the nutritional content to any recipe you make!

In this occasion I really enjoyed the recipes from Jessica Merchant's, Everyday Dinners; you are going to love the variety of recipes; all healthy, easy and super tasty. Definitely a lot to choose from, here are some other recipes that caught my attention here:

  • Bang Bang Salmon Burgers

  • Chipotle Bacon and Blue Cheese Dutch Baby

  • Baked Egg Baguette

  • Apple Cider Caramelized Onions

Anyways, here you'll find from staple sauces, meatless meals, side dishes and all types of animal proteins. The ideas are delicious and endless... and don't forget to stock up on nourishing eggs too!

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