Why should we buy pastured eggs? In short, they are fed a healthy diet of grain and kitchen scraps, plus any bugs that they dig up and eat while scratching in the dirt. They have the space to perform all of their natural behaviors, are not abused or starved in the name of egg laying and have a safe, warm and dry indoor coop to roost and nest at night. I always try to buy pastured eggs if available, see picture below on difference between pastured and standard factory farm eggs.
I originally started writing this to tell the why’s of buying pastured eggs verses other types and then decided to also share one of our favorite egg recipes. These are a favorite in our house and we make them at least once a week.
- 3 eggs
- 1 TBSP almond milk
- Sea Salt
- Tsp coconut oil
In a pan on medium melt the coconut oil. Beat with a fork in a bowl the eggs, almond milk and sea salt. Pour in pan and scramble, I continually stir the eggs and so they don’t overcook. Serve with some Nitrate Nitrite free turkey or chicken sausage or some gluten free toast or just have by themselves.