Food Friday: Biotin-Rich Eggs

Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that’s essential for nail growth. Good foods sources for biotin include egg yolks, salmon, liver, nuts, Swiss chard, cauliflower, and avocados.

OK, ladies, be honest, how many of you have spent $10, $20 or more on a biotin-enriched nail polish that promised stronger, longer nails? From now on, save your money. Even if that nail polish is packed with biotin, the cells in your fingernails can’t absorb it.

Feed your cells biotin by feeding yourself biotin. Biotin is a B-complex vitamin that’s essential for cell growth. Good food sources for biotin include egg yolks, salmon, liver, nuts, Swiss chard, cauliflower, and avocados.

As for that best nail polish. BellaSugar’s got ya covered with their list of the newest nail colors for August.

Summertime Corn and Pepper Egg Scramble 

Late summer is the ideal time to enjoy fresh farmers’ market sweet corn and red bell peppers.

Serves 2

4 eggs, preferably local and organic

Couple of dashes of salt and black pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 small ear sweet corn, kernels cut off

1/2 jalapeno, finely diced

1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar cheese

1/2 ripe avocado, diced

Optional: Serve with warm corn tortillas.

1. In a small bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper.

2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add onions and saute 1 minute. Add red bell pepper, corn, and jalapeno and saute 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the eggs, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese. Using a spatula, gently push the eggs from side to side until they’re cooked through and no longer runny, about 2 minutes. Divide evenly among two plates, and top with diced avocado.

Photo and recipe by Susan Russo of Food Blogga.