Had Sam-I-am known what a wonder food eggs are, he might not have been so reluctant to try them, even if they were tinged green. (Why green? Only Seuss knew!) Not only do they pack 7 grams of protein per medium-large egg, they boast ample minerals, such as selenium (important for immune and thyroid health), plus energy-sustaining B vitamins and vision-supporting vitamin A. They also contain choline, a precursor to the memory-enhancing neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Get cracking with these five creative ways to enjoy hard-boiled eggs.
1. Spicy. Cut in half and sprinkle with exotic spice blends, such as Japanese spice mixes gomasio (sesame salt) or shichimi togarashi (chili pepper and citrus blend), Indian garam masala curry powder, or Egyptian dukkah (a nut-based mix with pepper, fennel and mint). You’ll find many of these at natural products stores.
2. Sliced. Slice onto toasted whole-grain bread, smeared first with red-pepper or olive-studded hummus. Add fresh greens or roasted veggies for a hearty vegetarian lunch.
3. Drizzled. Cut or slice eggs, place on top of fresh greens, and drizzle with homemade herb- or spice-infused oil. Garlic-, rosemary-, or basil-infused oils are easy to find.
4. Mashed. Finely chop fresh herbs, such as chives and tarragon, and mash eggs with a fork or mini food processor. Serve on organic crackers. To make the mash a bit creamy, add a little extra-virgin olive oil or fresh avocado before mashing.
5. Over the top. Serve warm over roasted or lightly pan-seared spring vegetables, such as asparagus or snap peas. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds or braggs nutritional yeast for flavor.
We now sell Organic and Cage-free Eggs NOW for ONLY $4.00 a Dozen
Raised organic and cage-free at Spring Pond Farm is a small 100% “organic” farm located in Kings Mountain, NC.