A Deliciously Healthy Way to Enjoy Eggs


Za’atar Lentil Power Bowl © Courtesy of Egg Farmers of Ontario

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring when you’ve got eggs!

A new year has started, and for many, that includes adding new health goals to your daily life. Whether you are looking to trim down or are just looking to add more healthy food choices to your day, eggs are the perfect fit.

With 13 vitamins and minerals, plus six grams of protein per egg, that’s a blast of nutrition all wrapped up in a shell! Not only that, did you know that eggs in Ontario are provided from one of our more than 500 farm families across the province? Those eggs then go from the farm, to the grading station, to the grocery store in only four to seven days. 

Eggs are not only nutritious, they are delicious and versatile for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack-time. Take our Za’atar Lentil Power Bowl for instance. It’s packed with crisp vegetables, creamy yogurt, zesty lemon and of course, eggs! It’s a nutritious and powerful flavour combination that will become a favourite for the whole family to enjoy.

Za’atar Lentil Power Bowl

Serves 4


  • Lemon Za’atar Yogurt Dressing
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp each salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp each cumin and coriander
  • ¼ tsp sumac


  • 4 cups rinsed and drained canned lentils
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 1 cup each chopped green and yellow beans, blanched and cooled
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 8 cocktail tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 6 radishes, quartered and thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  1. Lemon Za’atar Yogurt Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, honey, garlic, sesame seeds, thyme, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and sumac. Set aside.
  2. Bowls: Arrange lentils, kale, green and yellow beans, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes and red onion among 4 bowls. 
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Fry eggs, covering if necessary until bottoms are crispy and whites are set; about 4 minutes. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds in the last 30 seconds around eggs and spooning onto egg whites for an extra crunch. Remove eggs topped with sesame seeds from pan, allowing excess oil to drain before adding eggs to bowls. 
  4. Season bowls with pepper to taste and serve with Lemon Za’atar Yogurt Dressing.

Tip: The dressing can be stored in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Tip: To blanch beans, cook beans in boiling, salted water for 1-2 minutes until tender crisp. Strain and cool in an ice bath. Dry before using.

For this recipe and more, visit www.getcracking.ca/recipes/.

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