When it comes to food labels things just aren’t straight forward anymore. I used to think buying “Cage Free” eggs was ideal until I learned what’s really going on. “Cage Free” no longer means the hens are treated humanely or have plenty of room to live naturally. Now it simply means they’re not in a cage. They can still be overcrowded in a small building, though. Talk about disappointing!
Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review and recipe. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.
Nellie’s used to be known for having “Cage Free” eggs, but as that definition shifted they knew they’d have to find a better description. Free range eggs. Nellie’s treats their hens humanely and are even Certified Humane. Their hens have free range to scratch, dust bathe, and have real grass to peck. They have access to antibiotic free feed and fresh water at all times. Occasionally they are kept in a barn, but only if there is an outside threat, and yet they still have plenty of room to continue chicken behavior.
The hens at Nellie’s farms are never given feed with antibiotics or hormones. They truly get to live their lives as chickens are meant to, and the result is an overall better egg! Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, “good” fats and antioxidants, and all for just 72 calories each! Plus, we can feel good knowing there aren’t things like antibiotics and hormones and the chickens are treated humanely!
Nellie’s Free Range Eggs are available at a variety of grocers. Visit their Store Locator to find Nellie’s Eggs at a grocer near you!
For our review we received two cartons of Nellie’s Eggs, a great t-shirt and other swag and a gift card with the challenge to hunt down some ingredients for a recipe. The Nellie’s eggs we received are large brown eggs.
As you may know, I’m a simple person. We have a pretty crazy life (and the past couple of months have even been crazier than usual), so I like to keep our meals simple as well. This also ensures even our picky eater will give it a try! So I decided we’d make some breakfast burritos with our Nellie’s eggs!
Breakfast Burrito Recipe
(This Breakfast Burrito Recipe yields 4 burritos)
6 Nellie’s Eggs
1/3 Cup Milk
1/2 Pound of Ground Sausage (For this recipe I am using Lightlife Veggie Sausage)
1/2 TBS Coconut Oil
Pepper, Salt and Garlic Powder to taste
1 Banana Pepper
4 Tortillas (Any kind will do. I used wheat, but if gluten is a concern corn tortillas would work as well)
Add 1/2 TBS of Coconut Oil to a non-stick skillet.
Add 1/2 Pound of Ground Sausage and cook until brown making sure to break it into small pieces.
Add spices as desired.
When Sausage is cooked thoroughly, add to a large bowl.
Using the same skillet (or optionally use a different skillet), add 1/3 cup of milk and 6 Nellie’s Eggs. Mix well until eggs are thoroughly cooked and fluffy.
Add the eggs to the bowl with the sausage.
Dice the tomato and banana peppers and add to bowl.
Add the mix to the tortilla.
Wrap and serve!
This is a recipe the whole family loves! Having a few picky eaters in our family, though, but it easy enough to leave out the tomato and banana pepper (or even sausage) for some but mix it all up for the others. I grabbed a tomato and banana pepper straight from our garden, which was amazing!
Overall, I’m so impressed with Nellie’s Eggs. They are healthy brown eggs, and I am thrilled they are Certified Humane and really care about their hens. Plus they taste great!
To find Nellie’s Free Range Eggs near you, visit their Store Locator!
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