This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever. If you’ve been following along you know that I have been a part of this campaign with Unilever that is all about cooking with spreads. Of course, our household already cooks with spreads for most meals, but it has been fun experimenting and trying new recipes over the course of these 3 months. The It is Good to Know website is loaded with so many great ideas! Our Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes turned out fantastic and were a hit with Davis (age 2) especially. I think they provided that little hint of sweet that all kids enjoy. I liked the fact that they were not loaded down with brown sugar as well.
Country Crock is one of the spreads our family uses on a regular basis. With 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter, cooking with spreads is a choice that I can feel good about for the entire family. I really think the small changes in your diet can add up over the long run. Walmart has a wide variety of Unilever spreads that I know will work for you and your family. Make sure to check them out and give them a try. I bet you will be surprised with just how well you like them when cooking!
One thing I use spreads for is making my scrambled eggs. For the longest time I had a method of scrambling eggs that always resulted in more egg being stuck to the pan than in my belly. That was frustrating. It got even more frustrating once the boys came along and the eggs were not being stretched as far (because we all know that boys are bottomless pits). So, I set out to try to make my scrambled egg method a little better. After trial and error, I found a way that is easy and efficient. Win/win!
How to Scramble Eggs
- enough eggs for your family
- about 3 tablespoons of Country Crock spread
- Crack your eggs into a large mixing bowl (rule of thumb is 2 eggs per person).
- Whisk the eggs together well (adding salt and pepper is optional).
- Preheat the frying pan to a medium heat.
- Add the Country Crock to the pan and swirl to coat the entire bottom portion of the pan.
- Add your eggs and let them sit until the edges start to lift from the pan or become white and the middle starts to bubble. The timing will depend upon how many eggs you are cooking.
- Using a spatula, lift from the bottom and fold the eggs.
Cooking your favorite recipes using Unilever buttery spreads is a deliciously smart move. With 0g trans fats per serving, less saturated fat and fewer calories than butter, cholesterol-free spreads are a better option.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever.