Now, before we dive into the deliciousness that is scrambled eggs and their calorie count, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that chickens are basically magic. They lay these beautiful little packages of protein each day so that we can make omelettes, frittatas, and breakfast burritos. If you don’t think chickens are amazing creatures after reading this article, then I’m doing something wrong.
But enough about chickens for now; let’s talk about our beloved scrambled eggs. Those fluffy orbs of eggy goodness that greet us every morning with open arms (or more accurately, open frying pan). So without further ado: how many calories are we looking at when it comes to 2 medium-sized scrambled eggs?
Let’s Crunch Some Numbers
Okay folks – time to break out your calculators (or just Google) because things are about to get nerdy up in here. To figure out how many calories there are in those two eggies of yours, we need to know a few things:
- The average size of a medium egg
- The number of calories per gram for an egg
- How much fat is contained in one egg
What’s Medium Anyway?
First off: what makes an egg ‘medium’ anyways? According to the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), there are three sizes for hen’s eggs: small, medium and large based on their weight:
|Small||under 1.75 oz|
|Medium||1.76 – 2oz|
So if both your scrambled eggs came from Australia where they have huge chicken farms producing extra-large or jumbo sized hens’ laid large-size lets say its roughly around ~50 grams give or take some.
Calories Per Gram Like Who Knew
Now that we know the size of our two medium eggs, let’s move on to calories. As it turns out, there are approximately 72 calories per 50 gram egg (Whaaaat- you say?). Eggs also contain a small amount of carbohydrates and an abundant serving of proteinhence they are called ‘the perfect food’.
For reference purposes let’s look at the nutritional value table below.
|Calories||144 (for two eggs)|
|Fat(alpha-linolenic acid/omega-3 fatty acids)||5.9g/oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid)|
|Saturated fat||1.7 g|
And before anyone asks: no, Eggbeaters don’t count as real scrambled eggs! Now back to the topic in question…
But Wait… How Many Calories Are In A ‘Scramble’?
Everybody knows that making scrambled eggs consists of whisking together beaten yolks or whole egg(s) with milk/water and cooking them over medium heat or microwaving them while occasionally stirring till nice fluffy curds come around 😋. What most people miss is calculating how much butter/oil you might be adding while scrambling – therefore that could add up unwanted additional calories.
Let’s take oil for example; just one tablespoon contains roughly ~120~ empty-nutritional-calories which means your original caloric total after scrambling those beautiful magical ghostly substances can jump from a solid average calorie range anywhere between 200 -250 per person depending on different variables.
But fear not, health fanatics! There are alternatives like using non-stick spray and baking your eggs in muffin tins for perfectly portioned breakfast treats 🤞!
There you go folks – all the numbers you never knew you needed to know about scrambled eggs. Now you can feel free to chow down on those two medium sized scrambles of yours knowing that you’ve got the calorie count all figured out. Next time someone asks you how many calories are in your breakfast, hip them to these stats and watch their jaws drop.
So a quick recap: for two medium scrambled eggs, you’re looking at 144 calories give or take depending upon the weight; keep an eye on how much oil/spread you use because it could tamper with that super low caloric number👍! And remember, when it comes down to delicious breakfast options – just like Mona Lisa’s smile – everyone has their own taste preference so go ahead folks and scramble away 😎!
Stay sunny side up 🍳 & Happy Eating Folks!
USDA (n.d.). Egg Grades and Sizes. Retrieved from https://www.fsis.usda.gov/food-safety/safe-food-handling-and-preparation/eggs/egg-grades-and-sizes
[Breakfast Tips]. (March 2019). Scrambled Eggs | Cooking Techniques | No Oil added [Video file].Retrieved from https://youtu.be/o-tvT8WZoC4
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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