Updated: Mar 20
My family eats a lot of eggs. We normally purchase 36 eggs at a time because we go through them pretty quickly. When I last got my order of groceries, I thought I ordered our regular 36 count of eggs. However, upon putting my groceries away, I found that I had actually purchased four 18 packs of eggs- that's 72 eggs! Naturally, I decided to take on this challenge and put together a list of keto-friendly foods that I can make with my hefty load of eggs!
Idea #1: Hardboiled Eggs
Hardboiled eggs are one of my favorite go-to keto snacks! My kids love eating them as well and they are super easy to just grab and go! I normally make 9-12 hardboiled eggs at a time.
Idea #2: Omelets
I love using my griddle to make omelets! I normally use 3 eggs for my omelets and 2 eggs for my kid's omelets. I add a little cheese into the omelets for my kids and I load mine up with mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, cheese, onions, ham or bacon, and some chives and sliced tomato over the top!
Idea #3: Frittatas
These are so easy to make! I normally use 9 eggs to make my "cheesy egg pies" as my kids call them. I whip up the eggs with a little heavy cream, spray a pie pan down with non-stick spray, pour my egg mixture into the pie pan, sprinkle cheese all over the top, and bake it off! My picky-eater son even approves of it!
Idea #4: Egg and Bacon Scramble
My fiancé makes an amazing egg scramble in his cast iron pan! He adds low sodium bacon, caramelized onions, garlic, bell peppers, mushrooms, and sharp white cheddar cheese! He normally uses 9-12 eggs when he makes this.
Idea #5: Deviled Eggs
Growing up, I had deviled eggs all the time at family gatherings, backyard BBQ's, and holidays! However, I am the only one in my household currently that eats deviled eggs, so I have to make these in a small batch just for myself. They are a great side dish to eat with my meals!
Idea #6: Cobb Salad
Since going keto/diabetic-friendly, I eat a lot of salad. Plain salad get's pretty boring, so I like to add lots of different flavors and textures to it to keep it exciting. Cobb salad quickly turned into one of my favorite dishes! Crisp lettuce, hardboiled egg slices, cooked chicken breast, bacon crumbles, diced tomato, avocado, cheddar cheese, and delicious ranch dressing over the top! Here's the brand of keto ranch dressing that I use!
Idea #7: Almond Flour Pancakes
A basic almond flour pancake recipe can use anywhere between 2 and 6 eggs. If I double or triple the batch, I'm able to use more of them while also setting myself up for success by preparing an easy breakfast for myself the next day! I love adding unsweetened chocolate chips and some banana slices to my pancakes, too!
Idea #8: Meatballs
I use a couple eggs in some of my meatball recipes to help bind the ingredients together. Meatballs are another one of my easy go-to keto snacks because I can eat them on their own, or add them to a meal! I sometimes prepare my meatballs ahead of time as well so it makes meal prep quick and easy for me! Meatballs don't last very long in my house though because my fiancé and my son love them!
Idea #9: Fried Eggs
My kids and I love fried eggs! I don't eat runny yoke (it's a texture thing for me), so I always break my yoke and cook it on both sides until it's cooked all the way through. We normally eat a couple eggs per person when we make fried eggs.
Idea #10: Almond Flour Muffins
A lot of keto recipes that I have found use a lot of eggs. I like to make chocolate almond flour muffins because they last me a couple days and make breakfast and sweet snacks quick and easy!
These 10 ways that I use my over-abundance of eggs are popular in my home with my family and also make healthy keto snacking easy for me! What would you make with 72 eggs?