22 Jun Peeling Hardboiled Eggs Easily [VIDEO]
As a holistic nutritionist, I love, Love, LOVE the nutritional contents of eggs!
I think eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods wrapped up in a nice little individual portable package. They’re versatile, convenient and oh so delicious! And they can be easily prepared, are very inexpensive and are low in calories. They get high fives from me, all the way around their protective little shell.
As you know, eggs got a bad rap a few decades ago for the amount of cholesterol they contained. Many studies have now validated that elevated cholesterol levels are linked to diets high in saturated fats rather than cholesterol-rich foods. Even though cholesterol in foods is not the culprit that comprises health, still some people today want to avoid the yolk in eggs. I personally haven’t subscribed to that way of thinking.
I think Mother Nature has it figured out perfectly. I believe and trust whole heartedly in the laws of nature. What I do know is that eggs are naturally protein rich and have concentrated amounts of both vitamins and minerals (D, B2, B12, choline, selenium, iodine, phosphorus). They support thyroid function with their iodine, eye health with lutein, and contribute to brain function with choline.
I love them! From my creative side, I love finding new ways to use eggs for any meal, not just breakfast. One of my recent faves is Baked Portobello in Egg Stack which can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
From a convenience perspective, I love having hardboiled eggs in my fridge to eat as a snack, if I’m on the run or to make a quick dish with. To get a little crunch and variation in texture, I often mix hardboiled eggs and hummus together and place them in cucumber boats. A simple and fast snack… And a little out of the box way of using them (but that’s how I like to roll).
In this video, I explain how to peel hardboiled eggs easily with the least amount of effort. I also talk about boiling eggs. I didn’t know there was more than one way to boil an egg until a recent cooking class that I did for a client of mine.
You may already know (I didn’t) that to prevent eggs from cracking when you boil them, to use room temperature eggs instead of cold egg right out of the refrigerator. Just be sure not to wash eggs as their shells are permeable. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep them covered or in the same package the come in.
Let’s get crackin’…. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
I’d love to hear the ways that you use eggs!