26 Apr Eggs: The Perfect Wholefood Snack
This post is sponsored by the Egg Farmers of Canada
Why are Eggs so Great?
At 75 calories and 6 grams of complete protein – one large egg makes an incredibly filling and nutritious snack any time of the day. Not only are eggs low calorie and filling, but they are also filled with great nutrition such as iron, vitamins, and minerals. Making sure you get enough protein at meals and snacks is the best way to keep you full, especially if weight loss is your goal. Eggs are not only a great lean protein source but are also a nutrient powerhouse.
Benefits of Hard-Boiled Eggs:
There are endless ways to enjoy eggs. One of my favourite and easiest ways to enjoy them is boiled. Using water to cook eggs is the healthiest way to make eggs (no oil or sauces needed). Once cooked, they can be enjoyed as is or with any seasonings you like. I love cooking up a batch on a Sunday for the week. They are a grab and go snack and easy to eat when you are on the run. My go-to after a workout is a hard-boiled egg with a little salt and pepper. They also make a great protein complement with salads, wraps, and toast. Life is busy and our food choices can take a hit when we don’t have enough time so having quick and easy foods prepped and ready to go is the best way to ensure you are eating well. Also, if you are eating on a budget or cooking for one, eggs are a staple to have. They are the perfect portion-controlled food that is affordable and lasting (7 days in the fridge after cooking).
How I Make Hard-Boiled Eggs:
There are different ways to cook up hard-boiled eggs, I love using my Instant Pot to make foolproof hard-boiled eggs, which are more medium soft. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, making them on a stovetop is just as easy. Peeling the eggs can be tricky, click here to learn how to peel them with ease!
- Place eggs in an egg stand on the bottom of the Instant Pot. By using an egg stand, the eggs will be steamed instead of boiled. If you don't have an egg stand simply place the eggs at the bottom on the inner pot. Add 1 cup of water to the inner pot.
- Place the lid on sealing and select 'manual' for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, release the pressure manually.
- Remove eggs from the Instant Pot and rinse in cold water. Eggs can be stored with the shell on in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- Add eggs to a saucepan.
- Add water to the saucepan - enough that eggs are submerged about 1 inch. Cover with a lid and boil over medium-high heat.
- Once eggs have reached a boil, remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes. If you want the eggs soft or medium boiled let them sit for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove eggs from the saucepan and rinse the eggs under cold water. Eggs can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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