On the Go Snack: Eggs!

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Are you ever dumb-founded on how to have healthy, tasty, snacks, without spending a lot of of money or hours in the kitchen?

Snacks are some of the biggest weaknesses for people looking to lose weight or eat better. One option that I have found to fulfill the tasty, cheap, and easy requirements have been eggs!

Eggs have an incredible array of nutrients that contain a little bit of everything that we need in a day. But who has time every morning to whip up a few eggs to start the day right?

One easy way to get more of this great food is through BOILED EGGS! I have been surprised at the number of people who do not know how to get boiled eggs to turn out just right. It is as simple as boiling water. Just put enough water in the pot to cover the eggs and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature and gently place the eggs in the pot with care not to break the shell. Leave it in the pot for 10 minutes, then turn off the stove and let it cool. And just like that you have 12 great, ready to eat snacks!

Hard-boiled eggs are such an amazing snack, but there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to get all the shell off without damaging the egg underneath. I've ended up with many a sadly pitted and pockmarked egg that somehow doesn't taste quite as good as when it emerges all white and smooth. Now, there are ways to hard-boil your eggs so they emerge intact from the shell. Otherwise, all you need is a glass of water to make sure you get your egg out in one piece. Watch the magic below from ...:
Check out this out for an easy way to peel boiled eggs!

Eggs have had a little bit of mixed reviews in the public’s perception of their health benefits. The main gripe with eggs is that they are too high in cholesterol which can increase the risk of heart disease, but eggs are highest in HDL which is good cholesterol (For more information on that check out the American Heart Association Website.)

Eggs also contain many nutrients that improve eye health including Vitamin A. Eggs are high in good-quality protein and essential amino acids (the amino acids that our bodies cannot synthesis, so we need to get them from food) High-protein foods tend to be more filling. With less hunger, you are less likely to grab whatever snack is convenient (because it probable isn’t healthy)!

Although we may not have enough time to make ourselves a big farm breakfast every morning, we can take 10 minutes out of our week to invest in ourselves and boil some eggs.

 

For a more complete breakdown of egg nutrition facts check out Self Nutrition Data and for some egg recipe ideas go to The Incredible Egg


 

Sources

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-health-benefits-of-eggs/

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/AboutCholesterol/Good-vs-Bad-Cholesterol_UCM_305561_Article.jsp#

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/111/2

http://www.incredibleegg.org/

http://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/shake-up-peel-eggs-with-glass-water-0160033/

http://nomnompaleo.com/post/7332351633/perfect-hard-boiled-eggs

 

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