Scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, baked, coddled, sunny side up, over easy, in an omelette or a souffle — there are endless ways to cook eggs. No matter how you like your eggs, they are a healthy and delicious addition to any meal. One large egg has about 70 calories, yet are an egg-cellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. One of our favorite ways is to eat them hard boiled, and here 10 creative ways to enjoy them.
1. SPRING SALAD WITH HARD-BOILED EGG & FETA | FOOD FITNESS FRESH AIR
Refreshing and light, this salad embodies the arrival of spring. It’s filled with tender greens, spring onions and crisp radishes. The salad is finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette, feta cheese and a hard-boiled egg. Feel free to add a sprinkle of nuts or seeds for extra crunch. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 310; Total Fat: 23g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 17g; Cholesterol: 197mg; Sodium: 365mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 14g
2. GUACAMOLE STUFFED EGGS | NATASHA’S KITCHEN
Twist up your traditional deviled-egg recipe with this guac-infused stuffing. Avocados give these eggs a creamy signature touch while delivering good-for-you fats, vitamins and minerals. Recipe makes 4 servings at 3 stuffed eggs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 185; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 280mg; Sodium: 157mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 10g
3. LENTIL & RICE BOWLS WITH EGGS & BACON | SKINNYTASTE
This easy-to-make recipe is filled with whole grains. Stewed lentils are served with brown rice, savory bacon and hard-boiled eggs. This dish makes plenty of leftovers that can be reheated throughout the week. Recipe makes 10 servings at 3/4 cup rice and toppings each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 272; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 94mg; Sodium: 324mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 5.5g; Sugar: 1.5g; Protein: 12g
4. PESTO EGG SALAD | THE HEALTHY MAVEN
A lunch-worthy dish that’s protein-packed and low in carbs? Yes please! This egg salad brings a whole new flavor to your traditional egg salad while delivering 9 grams of protein per serving. Serve on whole-grain bread or over baby greens for a delicious salad. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1/3 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 160; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 247mg; Sodium: 172mg; Total Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g; Protein 9g
5. ASPARAGUS WITH GREEK YOGURT | A COUPLE OF COOKS
Tender spring asparagus and chopped eggs are paired with a tart lemon yogurt sauce for an easy weekend brunch side dish. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 95; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 98mg; Sodium: 54mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g
6. SPICY BACON EGG SALAD | KIM’S CRAVINGS
This egg salad marries crispy bacon and creamy chopped eggs with hot sauce. For a low-carb spin, it’s served on cabbage or tucked into lettuce wraps. Recipe makes 5 servings at 1/3 cup and 3 lettuce leaves each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 229mg; Sodium: 247mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g
7. EGG SALAD BURRITOS | TASTE OF HOME
Tomatillos and limes give this egg salad a tangy punch. This burrito is ready in only 15 minutes — and with pre-cooked, hard-boiled eggs, it’ll take no more than 3 minutes. Spice up yours with a pinch of cayenne if you want. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 burrito each.
Nutrition (per serving, prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise): Calories: 327; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 372mg; Sodium: 447mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 19g
8. LOW CARB BLT WRAPS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
A hard-boiled egg and a smear of lemon aioli bumps up all the classic flavors of a BLT in our bright and flavorful lettuce-wrap version of this lunch favorite. Recipe makes 2 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 280; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 207mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 12g
9. 2-INGREDIENT HUMMUS DEVILED EGGS | EATING BIRD FOOD
Love deviled eggs? This recipe uses just two ingredients — hard-boiled eggs and hummus. Combining the yolks with hummus results in a flavorful, creamy filling. These are great as a snack, a dinner appetizer or to bring to a potluck. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 deviled egg each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 47; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 57mg; Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 3g
10. OPEN-FACED BROILED EGG, SPINACH & TOMATO SANDWICH | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
This open-faced sandwich has got nothing to hide. A toasted English muffin is piled with spinach, tomatoes, egg and lightly browned mayo for a healthy, balanced breakfast of fats, protein and carbs. Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 sandwich each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 201; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 195mg; Sodium: 423mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 10g