How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

“The incredible edible egg” may be the most accurate jingle ever made. Eggs are a great source of protein, they are inexpensive and they can be prepared many different ways. My personal fave is the hard-boiled egg.


A Few Nutritional Benefits of Hard Boiled Eggs

  • More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white
  • Eggs are complete proteins, which makes them beneficial for muscle building
  • Hard-boiled eggs are a great compact snack that you can eat at home or take on the go
  • One hard-boiled egg contains about 6 grams of muscle-building protein
  • Eggs are easily digestible forms of protein, which makes them great for refueling muscles after your workout
  • Eggs contain vitamin D for building stronger bones


How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Place a steamer basket in a sauté pan. Fill pan with water up to the bottom of the basket. Turn heat on high and bring water to a boil. Place the eggs in basket and cover for 15 minutes. Remove the eggs and gently place them into a bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process. Be careful not to break the shells.

When the eggs are cool to the touch take one, crack it on a hard surface and roll until the crack surrounds the shell. The egg should pop right out. Rinse off and enjoy.


Spice It Up with These Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

Deviled Eggs

Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Place yolks in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, chives, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mash it all together. Spoon yolk mixture into halved egg whites. I bet you can’t eat just one.

Ramen Eggs

All you need is three simple ingredients and a sauce bag. Grab four whole hard-boiled eggs (shells off), soy sauce, and mirin.  Combine soy sauce, mirin and water in a plastic bag. Put the eggs in the sauce bag and close tightly. Make sure the eggs are fully submerged in the marinade. Place in the fridge anywhere from 3 hours to overnight. Remove eggs and discard the marinade. Cut in half and serve with a bowl of hot ramen.

Dejinira Lee

Dejinira Lee has been an ACE certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutrition specialist since 1997. She received her education from UCLA’s specialized Fitness & Nutrition program and Tuft’s University for Total Nutrition. Dejinira is also a Total Gym GRAVITY Trainer, BOSU Master Trainer Levels I and II, and an ACE trained Clinical Exercise Specialist. She currently works with golfers, instructors and regular clients of all fitness levels, in both a Virtual and Studio setting, focusing on improving strength, range of motion, balance and agility. “I love meeting the different needs of my clients! It keeps my mind active and inspires me to keep learning. There’s no better feeling than hearing my clients say “I can’t believe I did that!”

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