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Eat for Eye Health During JulEYE

Australian Eggs is encouraging people to protect their eyes from eye disease by eating well. Diet, along with smoking, hereditary problems and ageing are the major risk factors that can contribute to eye disorders.

Evidence indicates that an adequate intake of key vitamins and minerals play an important role in the prevention of eye disorders. Eggs contain a range of nutrients and antioxidants that have been shown to contribute to long-term eye health, including antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Eating one egg a day results in increased antioxidant concentrations in the macular region of the eye. Research indicates that high intakes of antioxidants from spinach, broccoli and eggs are associated with a reduced risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.

To raise awareness during JulEYE, Australian Eggs has developed a series of fabulous recipes – their winter warming Stracciatella Soup with Egg and Baby Spinach, featured here, is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. More egg recipes can be downloaded at www.eggs.org.au

Stracciatella Soup with Egg & Baby Spinach

Serves 4
$1.85 per serve
Preparation time: 10 minutes, cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
2 eggs
4 cups chicken stock, salt reduced
2 tbsp parmesan cheese, finely grated
2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed
½ cup wholemeal pasta, cooked
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Freshly ground pepper

Method
1. Bring the chicken stock to the boil.
2. In a small bowl whisk the eggs and parmesan cheese.
3. Reduce the heat, gently stir the stock and drizzle in the egg mixture.
4. Stir gently to form thin strands of egg.
5. Add the spinach and cooked pasta, simmer for one minute, season with pepper and serve.

To serve:
1. Serve with crusty wholemeal bread.

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