World Egg Day is taking today, 12th October, so crack on and fry/poach/boil/scramble as many eggs as your heart desires.
Nearly 600 million eggs were sold in Ireland last year which is a 5.3% increase on the previous year. Teresa Brophy, Consumer and Trade Marketing Manager at Bord Bia said: “We want to continue to encourage the nation, particularly younger shoppers, to get cracking and keep eating Quality Assured Eggs. That way you know they have been produced to the highest Bord Bia quality standards and where they come from”
Eggs can be an excellent source of protein in the diet as they they provide a healthy meal option that are quick and easy to prepare, as well as being excellent value for money. They’re not only important for athletes and fitness fans, but can help everyone enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Eggs don’t have to be boring, there are plenty of ways to jazz up your breakfast, lunch or dinner using eggs. We particularly enjoy Bord Bia’s recipe for Goat’s Cheese, Bacon and Egg Salad!
This year, Bord Bia has partnered with cookery writer and personal trainer, Roz Purcell, Limerick All-Ireland Winning Hurler, Cian Lynch and World Cup Women’s Hockey Silver Medalist, Nikki Evans, to celebrate World Egg Day as part of the Bord Bia Quality Assured Eggs Campaign.
Roz Purcell, who is an avid fan of cooking with eggs and said; “Eggs are a perfect addition to meals for those who are looking for a good post-workout meal. They are high in protein and can be prepared in so many ways. Not only are they ideal for after training, they are a great snack for people on the go. The best thing about eggs is that there are endless ways to enjoy them and Bord Bia have some brilliant recipes to choose from on their website.”
“I am absolutely obsessed with eggs!” commented Nikki Evans. “They are my go-to meal option for my busy schedule. I am delighted to team up with Bord Bia today to highlight the versatility and nutritional value of eggs – it’s great to get the opportunity to tell the nation that eggs are not only for breakfast, they’re perfect for lunch and dinner too!”
Cian Lynch added: “Whether you’re preparing for an evening training session after a busy day at work, or you’ve just come off the field from a gruelling match; all you want is something easy and quick to prepare – that is also good for you. Eggs are a great option for us athletes who are consistently training and keeping up with our busy personal and work schedules.”
As part of the campaign, Bord Bia have developed a range of egg recipes and videos using Bord Bia Quality Assured eggs. We love starting our day with the Poached Eggs, Avocado and Bacon on Toast! For more delicious egg recipes, visit bordbia.ie/qualityeggs.