No, not Easter eggs (although I have some of those left!) I mean the kind that come from chickens.
First and foremost, eggs are yummy! I realise that this is subject to opinion, but I love them. They are also healthy and quick to prepare and surprisingly portable. Eggs are low calorie, high in protein and full of vitamins and, despite a couple of health scares over the years, now widely recognised as a great basic food.
This site has useful information on the health benefits of eggs and the best basic ways of cooking them. I also recommend oven cooking them – line a silicone muffin tin with lean ham, crack an egg into each cup and bake in a low-medium oven until the white is cooked through. These are great hot or cold; I like to take them to work as a packed breakfast or eat them at home with asparagus dippers.
A final thought – please please don’t buy eggs from barn or caged hens. Free range eggs come from happier hens!