Proper nutrition is paramount to athletic performance, post-workout recovery and overall health and longevity. One of the biggest challenges I find is always having quality protein readily available when I'm in a hurry and need nourishment. My solution: Hard Boiled Eggs. Portable. Resilient. Perfect.
WHAT’S IN AN EGG?
Eggs are rich in nutrients and are a very affordable component of a healthy diet. They contain, in varying amounts, almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans as well as several other beneficial food components. In fact, egg protein is of such high quality that it is a standard against which other proteins are compared.
I have heard many clients comment about how they would eat more hard boiled eggs if they weren't such a pain to peel or they didn't smell so bad. Here is a recipe to produce the perfect, non-smelling, easy-to-peel, hard boiled egg. Enjoy!
Things You'll Need: (Recipe is for 12 eggs)
1. 12 Eggs (I use organic, cage free)
2. Large pot and lid (3 or 4 quart)
3. Push Pin
Step 1: Place pot of water on stove under high heat; cover and bring to roaring boil.
Step 2: While water is coming to a boil, puncture one end of each egg with a push pin. (I find leaving the eggs in the carton and puncturing the tops is the easiest way to go about it)
Step 3: Once water boils, gently place eggs in pot and set timer for 12 min; recover pot with lid.
Step 4: Carefully drain water, recover pot with lid; gently shake the eggs in the pot to crack the shells.
Step 5: Dump 1-2 trays of ice over eggs and fill pot with cold water. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
Step 6: Slide egg shells off your perfectly hard boiled eggs. Refrigerate for future use.