If you’re looking for the ultimate muscle-building food, eggs stand alone. Their protein is complete (they have all nine essential amino acids) and digests easily in the body. Eggs also offer healthy fats that can prevent overeating, as well as a bevy of compounds associated with muscle, performance, and health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, eating as many as seven eggs a week can even prevent strokes. As for price, you won’t find a cheaper health food.
The only problem? Besides scrambling them, you don’t know what to do with them. These five recipes show you how to use eggs in any meal or as a snack for a variety of tasty—and not always egg-flavored—dishes you’ll flip over.