If you’re preparing the traditional recipe, or giving a new twist to it, the calories in Eggs Benedict will vary. Read the NutriNeat article to find out the factors to consider while calculating the total amount of calories.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.
Studies have shown that just by including 2 eggs, whether you boil, poach, or scramble them, it helps you lose nearly ⅔ of extra weight than you would normally. So, if you include regular exercise, smart and healthy eating, along with eggs for breakfast, imagine how good it would be for your health.
Boiling, poaching, and making scrambled eggs isn’t the only way to eat eggs, right? There are so many ways you can prepare it―make an omelet, Benedict, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, sunny side up, over easy, deviled eggs, or shirred. Since each of these dishes are made with various ingredients, the calorie count could increase considerably. The same goes for Eggs Benedict, and that’s what we are here to talk about.
What is Eggs Benedict
It is an American breakfast dish that is prepared with buttered English muffin, cut in half, ham (sometimes bacon), poached eggs, and in the end, Hollandaise sauce poured on top. The sauce is made with two very “rich” ingredients―egg yolks and butter; which drastically increases the calorie count.
The exact calories will depend on the size of the egg, if you are applying butter on the English muffin, quantity of ham or bacon, and the amount of butter used in the sauce. A slight alteration in the size of the egg, which egg you are using, amount of ham or bacon, and the quantity of sauce poured on top will either add or subtract the total calories.
|Serving Size – 566 g|
|Total Fat||48 g|
Apart from the calories, there are other nutritional values. In the table, you will find out which nutrients are being supplied through this breakfast.
The calories and high amount of fat are all thanks to the egg, ham or bacon, and Hollandaise sauce. If you wanted to reduce the numbers considerably, you will have to choose a low-fat bacon or low-sodium ham and use low-fat, low-cholesterol butter for the sauce. Again, with the choice of low-sodium ham or low-fat bacon, you will choose a more leaner protein option. And last, but certainly not the least, carbohydrates. Mainly availed from that half English muffin, you can opt for a whole-wheat muffin that will increase the dietary fiber amount.