Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday's Treat

I finally got some reader feedback for my weekly Tuesday Treat!  Katie, a good running friend and fellow blogger sent me one of her favorite quick and healthy treats, and it is a good and simple one, especially for runners.  The hard boiled egg!  Here is what she had to say about it:

I just hard boil them and then sprinkle salt on them when I eat them.  And I just hold them in my hand in a paper towel to eat them.  Nature's portable food!  To hard boil them, I just put them in a pot with 3 inches of water, boil the water on the stove, then remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes.  Then add cold water and ice to the pot.  And I always peel them under cold water because it is easier to peel them that way.

I discovered my love for hard boiled eggs one day last year when I was trying to find a use for all of the dyed eggs we'd made for Easter.  I hated eggs for years (and still don't like them any way except hard boiled).  Anyway, I made deviled eggs and then proceeded to eat about 4 whole eggs!  I really liked them!  After that, I decided that deviled eggs were a lot of work, but hard boiled eggs really weren't.  So I googled how to make them (and found MANY variations), and I found an easy method. 

Now I make them pretty regularly.  I grab one or two for a quick breakfast, serve them for dinner when we're eating a meatless meal for protein, and grab them for snacks too.  They are super cheap--I think 19 cents each.  And a pretty good source of protein (I'm not up on the rest of the nutritional stuff :)).

One bad thing about them is their smell.  I hate how the fridge smells when I open it and hard boiled eggs are in there!  

And there you have it!  The pros (and one con) of the hard boiled egg.  Thanks so much, Katie for your contribution to Tuesday's Treat!  Next week I have a scrumptious recipe involving the super fruit, blueberries. Don't miss it! 


  1. Thanks for taking my suggestion, Jane. I just love hard boiled eggs! And I can't wait for next week's on blueberries. I love picking fresh blueberries and finding new recipes for them!

  2. Thanks for the input! I look forward to more, so send them my way! And the blueberry recipe is FABULOUS! Jason and I make it once a week and it lasts us two nights. I'm making it tonight, in fact. :)