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Hard-Boiled Hacks

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Do you have leftover hard-boiled eggs from a family Easter egg hunt? Don’t let them go to waste! Hard-boiled eggs can last up to one week in the refrigerator, unpeeled, and make for an easy weekday snack or meal topper. 

Hard-Boiled Snack: Hard-boiled eggs are a perfect, portion controlled snack. Each large egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, all for 70 calories!1

Egg Salad Sandwich: Chop up those eggs for a quick deli sandwich. Try this classic egg salad recipe from the Incredible Egg.

Top a Salad: A recent study found that adding eggs to a salad increased absorption of nutrients from the salad. Top your veggies with a hard-boiled egg for added nutrition!2

Put a Stick in it: Egg-pops are a trendy party favorite that are sure to impress your guests. Choose carrot or celery sticks for added color and nutrients.

Whether your Easter eggs are pink, sparkly, or covered in hearts, there’s no reason to throw them away! Check out IncredibleEgg.org for more recipe ideas!

 

Sources:

  1. USDA ARS, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
  2. Kim JE, Ferruzzi MG, Campbell WW. Egg Consumption Increases Vitamin E Absorption from Co-Consumed Raw Mixed Vegetables in Healthy Young Men. J Nutr. 2016

Author: Allison Pigatto, MS, RD, LDN