I love eggs! We raise hens and its a good thing because we eat and use a lot of eggs in our house. The kids love to grab them for a snack hard boiled, I wanted to share the best recipe for hard boiled eggs.
One egg has lots of vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and antioxidants, all for 70 calories. The nutrients in eggs can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. At less than 15 cents apiece, eggs are an affordable and delicious anytime option.
The protein in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food. The high-quality protein in eggs provides the mental and physical energy families need for important days.
The nutrient package of eggs aids in the following:
- Weight management: The high-quality protein in eggs helps you to feel fuller longer and stay energized, which contributes to maintaining a healthy weight.
- Muscle strength and muscle-loss prevention: Research indicates that high-quality protein may help active adults build muscle strength and help prevent muscle loss in middle-aged and aging adults.
- Healthy pregnancy: Egg yolks are an excellent source of choline, an essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects. Two eggs provide about 250 milligrams of choline, or roughly half of the recommended daily intake for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
- Brain function: Choline also aids the brain function of adults by maintaining the structure of brain cell membranes, and is a key component of the neuro-transmitter that helps relay messages from the brain through nerves to the muscles.
- Eye health: Lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants found in egg yolks, help prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of age-related blindness. Though eggs contain a small amount of these two nutrients, research shows that the lutein from eggs may be more bioavailable than lutein from other food sources.
- Use a pan that is large enough for all the eggs to be in one layer fill with just enough water to cover the eggs when you add them. Bring water to a roaring boil. Carefully (I use a spoon) add the eggs to the boiling water. Set your timer for 15 minutes and let the eggs cook at a boil. When the timer goes off immediately drain the boiling water and put eggs in ice water or run cold water over them. Your eggs will peel like a dream!