Have you ever ordered the poached eggs for breakfast and ended up fertilising your follicle farm with egg yolk?
As a beardsman, there are plenty of things to consider during the various stages of growth. You want to reach bearding glory and will do anything to achieve majestic mane status.
So why do so many of us overlook what we eat? After all, you only get out what you put in.
Trouble is, the further you advance into your bearding career, the more sacrifices you begin to make. Take me for example, I no longer eat burgers with my hands and I only order coffee in takeaway cups. But there comes a point in time when your beard is long enough that you start to become more critical of its appearance.
General health and wellbeing (along with favourable genetics) contribute to the quality of your beard, so the secret lies in finding the right balance. Sacrifice where due but not to the point that you miss out on all the goodness nature has to offer. Of course, I can’t help myself and hoe into a meat pie from time to time, but tend to do that from the comfort of my own home (or when drunk and staggering through the streets at 4am…).
Now don’t be hasty and go ordering your eggs hard-poached, you still want to actually enjoy your meal. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get a good helping of the almighty ‘bum nut’ that don’t involve a hefty ‘yolking.’
How To Cook Eggs The Beard Friendly Way
Now I’m sure you know how to cook eggs and you most likely know what works for you and your beard. But I thought why not share a little recipe and a few tips that allow me to have a morning omelette every single day? That’s right, this culinary delight makes its way onto my plate every morning, unless I’m hungover… Then it’s paracetamol and ibuprofen.
I like to eat 4 to 5 meals a day, but always ensure that breakfast is the biggest one, jam packed full of goodness. My daily omelette makes the most of a few ingredients that promote health and much to my delight contribute to a glorious beard.
- 3 Eggs – Prior to growing out my beard I’d only use the egg whites as they are low in fat and high in protein. Nowadays I use the yolks too, despite being relatively high in fat, they also contain plenty of protein. A certain amino acid (building blocks of protein) in particular, aspartic acid, is know to assist with increasing testosterone levels.
- 2 Tablespoons Low Fat Cottage Cheese – Not only is cottage cheese great for controlling hunger due to the fact that it takes a long time to digest, the low fat varieties are a great source of protein. The high calcium content can also benefit your beard by promoting increased testosterone levels, plus you’ll have strong bones and teeth.
- 3 Tablespoons Low Fat Milk – Not essential but will help you get a nice fluffy omelette. Be sure you don’t add too much milk as the mix will be too runny and make folding the omelette a tough job.
- 1 to 3 Cups Of Baby Spinach Leaves – One of my favourite and most commonly used ingredients in all of my cooking. I say one to three cups as it really comes down to personal taste, I usually add as much as I can fit in. Known to be really high in magnesium, spinach is yet again another ingredient you should be having at breakfast to aid your optimal beard growth.
Once you’ve stocked up on the ingredients, you’ve got no excuse to deprive yourself and your beard of a nutritious breakfast every day. This is such a simple dish that literally takes 5 minutes once you’ve practiced it a few times.
This is as simple as whisking it all up and frying it in a pan. But there are a few little hints in the How To Cook Eggs video worth checking out.
- Put a fry pan on the stove at a medium to high heat.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them up with a fork.
- Drop in the cottage cheese, break it up with a fork and then add the milk.
- Whisk the complete mix together thoroughly.
- Add a small amount of margarine/butter/canola spread to the pan for lubrication.
- Spread it around with some paper towel to get a good coating while removing the excess.
- Pour in the mix, then sprinkle the spinach in a nice even layer on top, add pepper for seasoning.
- Allow to cook for a few minutes until most of the egg mix has firmed up.
- Fold the omelette in half and serve onto a plate.
- Get your day off to a cracking start and let that beard prosper!
For full details on how to make the dish, be sure to watch our beard friendly cooking video above.