For all of my American friends out there, I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July :o) Filled with friends, family, and most importantly FOOD.
Holidays are the best excuse to indulge. I am not judging. BBQs and potlucks are my jam. But I feel that my friends are constantly fighting the battle of healthy lifestyle choices and “cheat days”. I really hate that phrase “cheat days.” I do not think people should feel guilty about what they eat. Life is always about balance. The yin and the yang. Food and nutrition also have that balance. I try to eat healthier 75% of the time, work out at least 5 days/week, and enjoy my days off from the gym, as well as the guiltier foodie pleasures in life :)
Do I have it all figured out? No. But this past year I have become happier and more confident about my nutrition for the first time in my life. One of my girlfriends mentioned to me that she hates how society thinks it’s okay shame fit people, when it would be wrong to fat shame. I think that statement is so true.
So where do hard boiled eggs come into play? Simply put they are one of my favorite snacks.
Protein-packed. Quick. Portable.
I buy two containers of eggs at the store each week and boil one for snacking on throughout the week. I eat ~2 hard boiled eggs every day! I tend to eat only a portion of the egg yolk because I am not too hot on the texture, but the entire egg is good for you :) Whether you have it by itself, as a side, in a salad, or doused in stone ground mustard (my favorite way to enjoy a hard boiled egg)… your body will be happy!
For more fun facts the health benefits of hard boiled eggs visit right here!
For my ladies and gentleman feeling guilty about the food you ate this past weekend. STOP. Move forward. Buy some eggs ;)
Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 12 eggs
Dozen large eggs (I use cage free eggs)
1 t salt
- Place eggs in a large stock pot. Add water to stock pot until eggs are fully submerged and ~1/2 inch of water is above the eggs. Add salt.
- Over high heat, bring water to a boil. Place lid on pot and remove from burner. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, run the eggs under cold water until cool to touch. Store in the refrigerator or peel eggs ahead of time and store in air-tight containers in refrigerator.
- To peel the eggs: With your palm, press firmly against the egg on a flat surface and break the shell in multiple places while rolling around. Run under cold water and remove pieces of the shell.