I’m over at Simple Bites today sharing an in depth article on The Beauty of Farm-Fresh Eggs and How to Source Them. I’ve been wanting to write an article on the nourishment of “real” eggs for quite some time. I’ve included information on the seasonality of eggs, their nutrients, farm-fresh versus conventional and even tips on how to get started on raising your own chickens for eggs.
The main reason that I started raising my own chickens is that my family eats a lot of eggs. Coming from a traditional Spanish family, we include eggs in many of our dishes.
Ask any Spaniard what their favorite meal is and I’m sure they’ll reply, “papas fritas con huevo frito.” Fried potatoes with a fried egg. Traditional and in it’s simplicity, exquisite.
Since I’m over at Simple Bites today sharing on eggs, I wanted to share on my blog one of my favorite simple, traditional and nourishing snacks that has been passed down from generation to generation in my family.
Huevo con miel, raw egg yolk with honey
It’s always so inspiring for me to learn recipes from my traditional family that they intuitively knew would nourish their children.
According to the Weston Price Foundation, Egg yolk supplies cholesterol needed for mental development as well as important sulphur-containing amino acids. Egg yolks from pasture-fed hens or hens raised on flax meal, fish meal or insects are also rich in the omega-3 long-chain fatty acids found in mother’s milk but which may be lacking in cow’s milk. These fatty acids are essential for the development of the brain.
Growing up, my mother would give us a raw egg yolk mixed in with a bit of sugar. She was given the same thing growing up as did the generations before her. My mother knew that eggs were nourishing and insisted that my sisters and I ate one a day and always snuck in a raw egg yolk when ever she could.
I remember my younger sister Lisa running through the house, hands wailing through the air and excitedly screaming, “huevo con azucar! huevo con azucar!” We would slurp it up quickly and always ask for more. However, my mami always replied, “just one!”
Can you believe it? We were excited to eat our raw egg yolk. It goes to show that it’s what you feed your children on a consistent basis that develops their palates and makes the seemingly “un-normal” seem normal.
One thing to remember is that I would not feed my children grocery store raw egg yolks. Please be sure to only use raw egg yolks if the eggs are from a local family farmer pasturing their hens or from your own backyard. I go into more detail on my post over at Simple Bites.
Huevo Con Miel, Raw Egg Yolk with Honey
- 1 farm fresh, pastured egg yolk
- 1 tbls raw honey
- In a small dish, mix one farm fresh egg yolk with a tablespoon of honey.
I’m sure once your children taste the egg yolk and honey mixed together, they’ll eat it up and ask for more.