So if I had to pick my one go to power house snack hard boiled eggs would be it. It is a grab and go protein that is super healthy and low calorie. Every Sunday I make about a dozen eggs so that I have a convenient protein snack on hand throughout the week. Often I’m really basic with how I eat them and I just sprinkle them with a little truffle salt and pepper and just bite right into them. When I want to change it up I whip up a batch of egg salad with the eggs. At this point I have experimented with so many egg salad variations I could likely fill a book. For reals eggs have been my go to for awhile now. Despite repeatedly making eggs week after week for the last three years I had never really made an effort to discover an easier to peel method. In case you haven’t experienced it an egg that is especially hard to peel can really put ones patience to the test. The whole convince factor of the hard boiled egg is totally lost if you end up having to spend five minuets peeling the damn thing!
I don’t have time for that shit!
So finally this past summer I set out to find the best easy to peel method out there. I scoured the internet and week after week I tried one method after another. Seriously, I am almost 100 percent sure I tried them all and even shared the experience on our IG story week after week. I discovered a few things ...............
- There is a a lot of bullshit methods out there.
- Yes older eggs work better but if you don’t take other actions it won’t mater if they are 2 days old or a week old.
- An Ice bath is everything.
- Peel them at close to room temperature.
- The key to an easy peel egg is in the cooking.
So after all my experimenting I took a few of the tricks that I felt worked best and combined them all into one method. Now, I would never just give you that method untested for consistency. I have done my due diligence and I have religiously used the method for about two months now. I am happy to report that I have yet to experience the urge to throw a single egg out in frustration. Hellllsss Yaaaa!
So I’ve put together a 38 second how to video to share my ways with you. The video also includes a yummy egg salad variation that I have been digging on as of late.
What You Need
10 eggs 5 whole 5 whites
(I will do a whole post on the yolk no yolk debate)
3 Tbsp vinager any kind
4 TSP mayo
1tsp celery seed
Cup of chopped Radish
Salt and pepper to taste
All The Things
Eggs Are Nutritional Rockstars
Packed with Protein – This is coming with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs also contain various other trace nutrients that are important for health.
Brain Boosting– Egg yolks are packed full of choline, a B vitamin which aids brain function and memory. Choline is also required to make acetylcholine, a messenger in the brain that relays communication between the brain and the nerves and muscles. Two large egg yolks provide about half of your daily needs.
Eggs are rich in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which both have powerful protective effects on the eyes, and have been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related blindness. Eggs served with spinach or kale, contain an abundance of these antioxidants.
Keep Hunger at Bay -Eggs are highly fulfilling and tend to make you eat fewer calories. They are very satiating due to their high protein content.
Building Muscle- Eggs are packed full of both quality protein for muscle growth and repair, and vitamin B12, the nutrient required to break down fat and contract muscles.
Vitamin D – Eggs are one of the only food sources of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps in preventing cancer, improving mental health, improves bone health, immunity and cardiovascular function.
How Do you Like to Eat your eggs?