Our web staff here at scrambled eggs, often receives digital inquiries regarding how many calories are in scrambled eggs. Obviously the answer to this question depends on which recipe is being used, however all of our recipe do have an accurate calories per serving listing. You will see this calories figure underneath the ingredients section of every recipe contained in our database. It was a painstaking process to come up with the calorie figures, and we had a little help from a nutritionist. If however you notice that one of our figures doesn't quite look like it should, then please drop us a note, and we will evaluate it for any errors. In addition to calories per serving, you can also get information regarding how many grams of fat are contained in each serving. Again this grams of fat per serving is very accurate, so if you are dieting or counting calories, then you can rely on our figures to help you figure out exactly what goes into your body.
If you are interested in finding ways to reduce the calorie level in any particular scrambled eggs recipe, there are several ways to go about doing this. First and foremost, the best way to reduce calories is to deduct the butter or oil that may be called for in any particular recipe. It should be noted however, than in order to successfully cook your scrambled eggs without butter, margarine, or oil, then you will need an extremely high quality nonstick cooking skillet or wok. If you don't have a high quality cooking skillet, then you are going to have to use some sort of butter or oil to keep the eggs from sticking to the pan, and unfortunately that ingredient is going to up the calorie level. There are some low calorie low fat brands of butter, however I am usually reluctant to use these products, as they contain extremely unhealthy cholesterols and trans fats, that once they are inside your body, they stick right to your veins causing heart disease.
For those of you who are not counting calories, but are looking to pack in as much nutrition into your scrambled eggs as possible, then there are ways to achieve this. One great way to trim down on the bad fats, is to swap your butter or margarine for extra virgin olive oil. As you probably already know, extra virgin olive oil contains fat, however the fats are good for your body, as opposed to trans fats that you might eat if you were to use butter, margarine, or vegetable oil. Another great way to make your scrambled eggs healthier, is to make them with fresh vegetables, such as chopped broccoli, chopped spinach, diced onions, minced garlic cloves, chopped tomatoes, chopped basil, and many others. The ultimate way to make sure your eggs are extremely healthy, is to buy them from a local farmer, which can be done by swinging by any local farmers markets. Locally grown eggs tend to be healthier than mass produced eggs.
Although eggs are high in fat, and somewhat high in calories, they are extremely healthy to eat. According to all the major research, eating a moderate amount of eggs throughout the week will not increase your risk of developing heart disease. This nutrient rich food source contains protein, iron, potassium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, and many others. All of these essential vitamins and minerals are needed in order to keep your body healthy, and functioning properly. There is some debate as to whether or not free range eggs are healthier than factory farmed eggs, and the general consensus seems to lean towards free range eggs being the best for you. For those of you not familiar with free range eggs, they are simply eggs that come from chickens that are allowed to roam freely outdoors, which usually means the chickens are local, and generally healthier than caged farm chickens.