The total amount of calories in a serving of any food is the amount of calories that you would eat multiplied by the serving size. Most egg sandwiches contain about 300 calories. Obviously this is not a nutritional fact as most of these eggs are free from any nutrients and health benefits. However, the fact that they are so delicious makes up for the lack of nutrients. Egg salad is also low in calories.
Benefits Of Salads
Salads are a great source of protein and vitamins and minerals. They also have low-calorie carbohydrates which are great to use when you are feeling sluggish after a long day at work. When you cook eggs in a salad, the nutritional benefits come from both the egg and salad dressing. For example, whole grain mayonnaise is made with eggs and sea salt, which provide you with lots of vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy.
Making Low Calorie Egg Salad
A low calorie, low fat, low cholesterol egg salad is easy to make. You just mix softened, drained off egg, mayonnaise, chopped salad vegetables, chopped or crushed walnuts, chopped tomatoes and you are all set. Just be sure to use salad pins or a good shovel to fill the sandwich. To make the sandwich extra tasty you can add canned or fresh fruit and of course mayonnaise. You can vary the level of taste by adding different types of nuts and different condiments.
If you are concerned about calories from foods that you may not like to eat, you can always opt for a turkey sandwich. This can be served cold with mayonnaise, tuna salad or a tuna salad wrap. It is low calorie and filled with protein. You can make the filling higher by adding cheese.
Turkey Egga Are
Turkey eggs are also low in calories. These are available at most stores and even in the supermarket egg aisle. If you are looking for the best option, whole eggs are great. They have more protein and vitamins than any egg product on the market. They are also high in dietary fiber. As a delicious dessert, a whole egg salad is a complete meal, but you can always choose to eat the salad in its shell.
In addition to the salads there are other ways to portion the food. One choice is to serve egg whites. They are leaner and they contain less calories than yolks. For a total breakfast that packs some protein, serve egg whites followed by a salad. If you have been on the diet for some time and want to try something new, serve an egg salad with toasted bread.
The best way to avoid packing on the pounds is to avoid eating three meals in one day. If you must eat this style of sandwich, portion it very well and eat the egg salad on the tail end of the day. This will help you stay on track with your weight loss. If you like egg sandwiches but do not watch your cholesterol count, take a salad to accompany the sandwich. This will still keep your total plate count down and keep your nutrition intact.