How you prepare an egg does not alter its intrinsic nutritional value, but it can determine whether the outcome is heart-healthy or a dietary horror. Frying an egg in butter or adding a rich sauce, such as hollandaise, for example, will cause its cholesterol content to skyrocket. Try these healthier ideas instead: Microwave mixed vegetables, drain the liquid, add the vegetables to a lightly greased nonstick pan and add egg whites. Cook slowly. Pour egg whites into a bowl, add veggies and a few chopped up pieces of ham or salami. Fill nonstick muffin tins with the mixture, and bake until the eggs are no longer runny. You’ll get perfect portions that can be microwaved for breakfast. Top a poached egg with salsa. Add a hard-boiled egg to your salad or vegetarian sandwich. Fried eggs aren’t off limits. Just skip the butter.