It’s no secret that eggs pack a powerful nutrition punch. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein. In addition, eggs are an amazing source of iron, vitamins, and carotenoids. Carotenoids are a class of phytonutrients which can help prevent everything from cardiovascular disease to certain cancers. Not only are eggs a great source of nutrition, but their high protein content keeps you feeling fuller longer. Have you ever noticed if you have eggs for breakfast you’re less likely to crave a mid-morning snack? Ok, maybe you don’t have time to make an omelet everyday, so hard-boiled eggs are the perfect way to make a healthy source of protein more portable. But many people claim hard-boiling an egg is too difficult or not worth the fuss. We’ll show you how to hard -boil eggs in 6 easy steps so you can take this protein powerhouse on the go more often.
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First off, let’s start with people’s objections to hard boiling eggs, because we’ve heard plenty. Common complaints include the fact that it’s unclear how long to cook them, or that they never peel properly, leaving you with a big mess of shells and egg bits. The difficult peeling part used to happen to me, but with this method, I can safely say you’ll be easily peeling hard-boiled eggs in no time. Let me show you how easy it is!
You will need:
- As many eggs as you’d like to hard-boil. (I usually make a dozen at a time; that way I can snack on them all week.)
- 1 push-pin
- Medium saucepan
- Cold water
- Bring a saucepan of water to a boil.
- Poke each of your eggs with a push pin, making a tiny hole.
- Add eggs to boiling water by carefully dropping them in. Boil for approximately 10 minutes.
- Turn off water and let eggs sit in the saucepan for approximately 5-10 minutes. Take the eggs out of the water and let them dry off. I use tongs and let them sit on a dish towel.
- Place eggs in fridge after they have cooled for a while; there’s no exact amount of time needed. Grab and go when you want. Crack and peel and eat! I usually season with a little salt and pepper.
And that’s it! The push-pin trick completely changed how I hard boiled my eggs and now they come out perfectly every time. Store your hard-boiled eggs in the fridge safely for up to a week.
PS: For you egg lovers, here are some of my favorite egg recipes for healthy, protein-packed meals you can make all week:
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