Wellness

How To Eat Eggs For Dinner -- And Why You Must

Eat eggs for dinner, be a winner.
11/15/2014 09:53am ET

Breakfast for dinner -- or brinner, if you will -- is no new concept. Waffles and pancakes have been untraditionally cooked up for the day's final meal for ages. But eggs don't seem to get much time in the brinner limelight; they show up on brunch menus, sure, but oftentimes, restaurants will stop serving them once the clock strikes noon.

This is unfortunate, since eggs are such a scrumptious and nutrient-dense superfood with the potential to taste delicious at any meal. For one, the incredible, edible egg is packed with protein. One large egg contains a little more than six grams of the stuff (yolk included, egg white lovers). The average adult woman requires about 46 grams of protein a day, so eating two eggs (for 12 grams total) will certainly help a person reach the requirement. (In case you were wondering, the Institute of Medicine recommends the average person get at least 10 percent of their daily calories from protein, and no more than 35 percent.)

Eggs seem to boost high dietary cholesterol (HDL), the "good" kind of cholesterol, despite the egg's frequent association with cholesterol in a negative sense. Even more, eggs are incredibly rich in a nutrient called choline, which, HuffPost reports, is associated with brain development, reduced inflammation and happiness, to boot.

In hopes of changing the conventional brinner menu, here are 11 ways to cook up eggs even after the sun sets (and yes, you're still permitted to eat them sunny-side up).

Plop A Poached One Atop Some Zucchini Pasta
Half Baked Harvest
Work Some Avocado And Hash Into The Mix
Pip & Ebby
Get the Hash Brown Avocado Egg recipe from Pip & Ebby.
Toss One On Some Toast
How Sweet Eats
Bake Them In A Sweet Potato
Roxy's Kitchen
Get the Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe from Roxy's Kitchen.
Add Eggs To Rice -- Sure To Be Nice!
The Fitchen
Get Down With Shakshuka
Food52
Make A Veggie-Packed Omelette
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Petite Pea Omelet With Mint & Mascarpone recipe recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
Pair An Egg With Polenta
Half Baked Harvest
Get Fancy With A Frittata
The View From Great Island
Get the Persian Mixed Herb Frittata recipe from The View From Great Island.
Introduce Them To Your Favorite Veggies
The Wicked Noodle
Get the Asparagus Salad recipe from The Wicked Noodle.
Whip Up A Brussels Sprouts Hash
Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Get the Brussels Sprouts Hash recipe from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.
Breakfast For Dinner Recipes