Eggs are such a versatile and healthy food! Well, at least when you know what to look for. There are so many different types of labels when it comes to eggs. Your best bet is to buy organic and free range or pastured.
Health benefits of high quality eggs include a reduction in risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. They also support brain function and raw eggs help build good connective tissue. Eggs that are older are easier to peel than super fresh eggs.
Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water.
Heat uncovered on medium-high. As soon as the water begins to boil, remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 12 minutes.
Fill a medium size bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes.
With a slotted spoon, place the eggs in the bowl of cold water.
Crack each egg on the side of the bowl. Allow them to cool in the water.
Peel and enjoy.
Hard boiled eggs make the quickest grab-n-go breakfast or snack. Slice and add to salads, hamburgers or any sandwich. Here are two recipes using hard boiled eggs.