5 egg recipes for a tight budget

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5 egg recipes for a tight budget

Egg fanatic Hannah Lewry maintains that eggs are so versatile that they’re suitable for any meal of the day – whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner (and we agree!). Here are five of her favourite egg recipes to make on a tight budget.

Why eggs?

–       Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, good fat and nutrients, keeping you fuller for longer

–       They sustain your energy levels

–       They don’t break the bank

–       They are the ultimate quick-fix meal

–       If boiled, they come in their own lunchbox

Soft-boiled egg and crispy bacon salad

To make the perfect boiled egg, I place my eggs in a small saucepan, just cover in cold water and bring to the boil. Once the water starts boiling, turn off the heat and leave for 3½ minutes on the warm hob, then run under cold water for a soft-boiled egg. I crack the eggs open over baby spinach, crunchy streaky bacon, creamy avocado and freshly sliced tomatoes with half a handful of crispy onion or jalapeño croutons and a grating of Parmesan. Delicious.

My potato-and-egg salad

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, sometimes the best combos are the good old favourites. Combine ¼ cup plain thick yoghurt with ¼ cup good-quality mayonniase. Microwave 700g  Wooloworths garlic-an-herb baby potatoes pack until tender, slice and cool before tossing through the dressing. Grate in 4–6 hard-boiled eggs and add 4 thinly sliced spring onions, season and enjoy topped with grated radish for a pop of colour.

Asian-style scrambled eggs

I love making these for a late lunch or a easy supper. The Asian flavours satisfy your need for a savoury quick fix.
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Shakshuka tomato-and-egg bowls with grated baby marrow

I am absolutely addicted to this dish at the moment and it’s a great meat-free meal for one night of the week, too!
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Baked tuna-and-egg savoury tarts

These are the real deal of weekday dinners. The best part is you can make them in empty tuna cans! Eat them with a green salad for the perfect side.
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Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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