Snack better with a few minutes of preparation this week
Eggs are often a staple food in many diets, generally as a breakfast option or an ingredient in quiches, cakes, tarts, sandwiches and salads - just to name a few.
As a snack, the poor old humble egg seems to fly under the radar for no good reason. Not only are they home to a magnitude of nutrients, they're also quick and easy to make as a super convenient snack. What's not to love!
As busy people, boiled eggs in particular get the tick of approval from us, they are something you can cook in bulk at the start of the week and leave in your fridge for an easy grab-n-go snack. Plus, boiling them means you are using no additional fats or frying during the cooking process, bonus.
Eggs are extremely nutrient-rich and are the host of 11 different vitamins and minerals.
They contain 6g of protein to help build and strengthen our muscles and also help to control our appetite and satiety levels. They are also a source of omega 3 fatty acids, an essential type of fat we must consume through our diet and proven to be beneficial for our heart health, cognitive function, inflammation levels and mood.
Despite popular belief, although eggs contain a small amount of dietary cholesterol, the research has shown that cholesterol from the foods we eat does not affect the cholesterol in our blood. The heart foundation has actually removed restrictions on eggs as a result of this research (unless you are diabetic), which means you can now enjoy them freely as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Last but not least, eggs are also a source of Choline which is essential for normal cell functioning. It has even proven to be beneficial during pregnancy to support healthy brain development in babes.
Grab yourself a dozen eggs are get boiling, your body will thank you!
Free Range Eggs
Place eggs in a saucepan
Fill with cold water, covering eggs.
Set over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, time 3 minutes. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand 1 to 2 minutes.
Peel and enjoy or keep cooked in the fridge for 2-3 days as a ready to eat snack.