“The incredible edible egg” may be the most accurate jingle ever made. Eggs are a great source of protein, they are inexpensive and they can be prepared many different ways. My personal fave is the hard-boiled egg.

 

A Few Nutritional Benefits of Hard Boiled Eggs

  • More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white
  • Eggs are complete proteins, which makes them beneficial for muscle building
  • Hard-boiled eggs are a great compact snack that you can eat at home or take on the go
  • One hard-boiled egg contains about 6 grams of muscle-building protein
  • Eggs are easily digestible forms of protein, which makes them great for refueling muscles after your workout
  • Eggs contain vitamin D for building stronger bones

 

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Place a steamer basket in a sauté pan. Fill pan with water up to the bottom of the basket. Turn heat on high and bring water to a boil. Place the eggs in basket and cover for 15 minutes. Remove the eggs and gently place them into a bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process. Be careful not to break the shells.

When the eggs are cool to the touch take one, crack it on a hard surface and roll until the crack surrounds the shell. The egg should pop right out. Rinse off and enjoy.

 

Spice It Up with These Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

Deviled Eggs

Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Place yolks in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, chives, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mash it all together. Spoon yolk mixture into halved egg whites. I bet you can’t eat just one.

Ramen Eggs

All you need is three simple ingredients and a sauce bag. Grab four whole hard-boiled eggs (shells off), soy sauce, and mirin.  Combine soy sauce, mirin and water in a plastic bag. Put the eggs in the sauce bag and close tightly. Make sure the eggs are fully submerged in the marinade. Place in the fridge anywhere from 3 hours to overnight. Remove eggs and discard the marinade. Cut in half and serve with a bowl of hot ramen.

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