May's Healthy Tip of the Month from Daina the Dietitian

May is National Egg Month! Eggs are an “eggscelent” and healthy addition to anyone’s daily diet. To celebrate National Egg Month we are going to talk about the benefits of eggs and provide a guide on how to make the perfect hard boiled egg.

Nutrition of an Egg:

Serving: 1 egg

Nutritional composition: Contains 70 calories and is packed with at least 6 grams of high quality protein your body needs, contains 5 grams of fat of which 1.6grams are saturated fats, and are a good iron source for our bodies. Naturally contains a good source of Vitamin D

Eggs also contain antioxidants that are believed to reduce the risk of developing or progressing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

hard boiled eggHow to Hard Boil an Egg:

1.     PLACE eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. ADD cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. HEAT over high heat just to boiling.

2.     REMOVE from burner. COVER pan. LET EGGS STAND in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).

3.     DRAIN immediately and serve warm. OR, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then REFRIGERATE.