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Nellie's Nest Eggs

Nellie's Nest Eggs

The other morning I went to the grocery to pick up some eggs to hard boil so I could decorate them with my girls, and they were out of Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs.

I freaked for half a second, but then noticed another brand right next to them. I picked up a 6-pack of Nellie's Nest Eggs and read the label. Just like my other favorite eggs, Nellie's are also Certified Organic and Certified Humane.

Nellie's Nest Eggs are also Cage Free. Their eggs come from hens that are kept in spacious chicken coops, where they can roam, scratch, perch, and nest as they please. Their hens are fed all natural vegetarian grain with no animal by-products, hormones, or antibiotics.

I was so psyched to find another egg company I could trust and feel happy to support.

Eggs are nutritious, providing 6 grams of protein per egg. One egg also contains approximately 200 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids which are known to have health benefits such as prevention of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Fit's Tips: The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day . One of Nellie's Nest Eggs contains about 215 mg, so it's OK to eat an egg a day for breakfast, as long as you aren't eating it with cholesterol-loaded bacon and sausage too.

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Tnkrbelli Tnkrbelli 10 years
I don't really like eggs and I'm a vegetarian, so no meat for me either!
Beaner Beaner 10 years
I LOVE Nellie's Nest Eggs. I was vegan for a while becasue I was so against the way animals are mistreated in huge factory farms. I had to start eating eggs for health reasons, and I feel better about eating eggs that come from farms that respect their animals. I'm so glad you posted this because more people need to know about them.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Thanks for the tip about local farms am. I agree with you completely - it supports local farms and it's better for the animals. Unfortunately though, I'm not sure everyone has access to the neighborhood hens, so Nellie's is a better option than those huge factory farms.
am am 10 years
thanks for trying to help us eat healthier and happier eggs, fitsugar! However, I'm still not that impressed. they aren't getting any natural sunlight and are still crowded. they aren't able to fulfill their natural instincts of scratching in the dirt or eating bugs. i know because i have chickens, and they BEG to be let out of their huge coop every morning so they can go investigate the latest bugs in the yard. to me, "cage free" chickens are just less maltreated than "caged" ones. i can't imagine the life of even these "cage free" hens. it's definitely one step in the right direction, but people can easily get eggs from chickens from local farms that have fields to run in. try your local farmer's market or eatwild.com for local resources.
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