Great meal ideas using boiled eggs are fantastic on so many levels. Moreover, now that science has started to show that eating an egg is extremely good for us and that they don’t have the negative impact on cholesterol we’d previously believed, these recipes are becoming more creative. After all, there are more people eating them!
The benefits of healthy meal ideas using boiled eggs go well beyond the number of nutrients they contain. They’re also extremely affordable and are very quick and simple to prepare. They may be a food commonly associated with breakfast, but when they’re prepared properly, you can enjoy them at any time of the day.
Consider the following healthy meal ideas using boiled eggs and how you can include them in a more affordable, simpler way to eat nutritiously:
· Sliced hardboiled egg sandwich – On a whole grain bread, add mashed avocado instead of mayo, then add a layer of sliced boiled egg, tomato, red onion, orange or yellow bell pepper slices, fresh parsley and black pepper. It’s absolutely delicious, filling, and exceptionally nutrient dense. So much more flavorful than a regular egg salad sandwich and with more textures, too!
· Egg and spinach salad – Start with a bowl of baby spinach or a combination of baby spinach and baby kale. Add hardboiled egg slices, red onion, pumpkin seeds, and sliced strawberry. Top with a basic olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. This salad appeals to all your taste buds and gives you a huge boost of nutrients including the hit of protein from the eggs.
· English muffin and egg pizzas – Open up a whole grain English muffin. On each side, add a slice of tomato, topped by slices of hardboiled egg, green pepper and skim mozzarella cheese. Pop it under the broiler or into the toaster-oven until the cheese melts and the English muffin is toasty. These are delicious at any meal and are a hit with kids, too. A great way to trick yourself into thinking you’re eating junk food when you’re actually doing your body a favor.
The mild flavor of eggs, combined with their nutrients and protein makes them an ingredient that can easily be added to a number of other recipes. They can top salads, but can also be worked into a whole range of other types of dish without causing their calorie or fat counts to take off.