Nutrition Unscrambled

National Egg Salad Week

By Marcia Greenblum, MS, RD
April 28th, 2011

Guess what’s in my refrigerator at this very moment? Egg salad! Even though my family didn’t celebrate Easter this week, we did celebrate Passover which required an enormous amount of eggs to add leavening. Eggs during Passover not only represent the promise of new life, which I believe is similar to the Easter celebration but also are the only food that offers so much functionality that they are essential to survive the holiday. This past week I purchased 42 eggs and used 4 eggs to bind together a cauliflower and leek kugel or casserole, 8 eggs to bind and leaven the matzah balls in my chicken soup, 6 eggs to add richness, bind and add leavening for the apple cake, 6 eggs for richness in chocolate brownies, 4 eggs to bind together my breakfast matzah brei pancakes (twice) and 4 more for a matzah pizza and of course a dozen hard cooked eggs for breakfast and snacks.

One would think I’d be tired of eggs by now but, the funny thing is I’m not. In fact, I kind of tired of chicken but because eggs are so versatile, they can be used in so many ways without repeating the same preparation. I love to read recipes that aren’t too complicated and suggest ways to use leftovers in creatively. One such list of recipes can be found at  which offers suggestions about ways to use the leftover eggs from Easter egg celebrations. How brilliant that every Easter is followed by National Egg Salad Week! Even better, that this works for the leftover eggs from Passover as well.


Nutrition Unscrambled  is written by nutrition experts with the Egg Nutrition Center, which is funded by the American Egg Board. It is monitored and maintained by the public relations agency of record. The mission of the Egg Nutrition Center is to be a credible source of nutrition and health science information and the acknowledged leader in research and education related to eggs. For more information, click here.

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Mitch Kanter, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about
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Marcia Greenblum, MS, RD is the Senior Director, Nutrition Education at the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about Marcia, click here.
Anna Shlachter, MS, RD, LDN is the Program Manager, Nutrition Research and Communications at the Egg Nutrition Center. For more information about Anna, click here.

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