For all their simplicity, eggs can be a controversial food. Even the experts don’t agree on just how big of a role they should play in your diet, especially if you’re watching your cholesterol.

But at about 78 calories a piece and with lots of protein and vitamin D, they can be a great part of a healthy diet and are incredibly versatile.

As times have changed, so have eggs. Now you’ve got all sorts of labels to decode, options to consider, and freshness to factor in (spare us having to peel one more fresh-from-the-farm hard-boiled egg!).

Luckily, we’ve collected 40 of the best tips to help you hack your breakfast (and just about every other meal of the day), whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried, hard boiled, soft boiled, or baked into a delicious frittata!