Did you ever realize how useful an egg could be?
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1. Make a satisfying omelette (add chopped up bacon and/or vegetables) for a brilliant, healthy lunch to take to work or school. It’s cheap, low fat and quick – a perfect solution to the credit crunch, and to halt an increasing waist line.
2. Use an egg as a cheap facial that has lasting effects for weeks. Remove the egg yolk and set aside (although, if you don’t have oily skin you could use the yolk as well). Collect the white of the egg, whisk it, then rub on your entire face. This will create a thin mask. Let it dry completely. Note that the skin on your face will become very stiff as the egg dries on. This is normal so don’t worry. Leave it on for at least an hour, then wash off with warm water. Feel and see the difference. And yes, I’ve used it several times.
3. Make a lovely craft with your own kids or with your pupils if you’re a teacher. Take up the art of egg painting.
4. Do a magic trick. There is an amazing tutorial (video) here to help you along.
5. Use an egg for an egg and spoon race.
6. Add variety to kids’ lunch boxes by including a boiled egg as an addition to their lunch.
7. Plant seeds like water cress etc. in your empty eggshells. They draw a lot of nutrients from the shells, which give them an excellent start in life. Note that you need to save the empty egg tray if you plan to do this, otherwise it will prove very difficult to store the plants.
8. Use an egg as a cheap hair protein treatment. Leave in for five minutes before your regular shampoo and conditioner. It works wonders.
9. If you have no antiseptic or healing cream at hand when one of your kids has a bruise, the best thing to use for rapid healing of the skin is an egg. It’s also helpful to soothe and cool small burns.
10. Even the egg shell is rich in protein, so if you have a special houseplant that could do with a bit of TLC, water it with the water you used to boil your egg (after it’s cooled, of course).
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