I may have gone a little overboard…

when my favorite stand at the Broad Street Market had a buy one get one free sale on pastured eggs.  Apparently the chickens were extra productive.  So I went a little crazy!

eggs eliz
Wear your Daisy Dukes when shopping for eggs…they never go out of style!

Now I love eggs, but there are days that I don’t have time to cook them before I run out the door.  So here’s what I did….

made hard-cooked eggs in the oven!!!!

I can’t take credit for this…I’ve seen it on FB and Pinterest multiple times, just never got around to trying it until now.  And I’m hooked!

All you need are eggs, a muffin tin, and an oven.  My kind of project.  Heat the oven to 350.  Put one egg in each little muffin holder.  Bake for 30 minutes.

eggs muffin tin
Easiest project ever!

While the eggs are in the oven, fill a big bowl or pot with ice water.  When you take the eggs out of the oven, immediately put them in the ice water for 10 minutes.  Done.

After their ice bath, I dried the eggs off, put them back in the carton, and put them in the fridge.  The next day, they were super easy to peel.  Each egg had one or two little brown spots on the white, so they would not make the prettiest of deviled eggs, but that’s ok.

eggs KO
Brown spot on egg.  KO waiting to go for a walk.

I just made egg salad instead.  Way easier, and fewer bowls to clean.  My secret to egg salad (and deviled eggs) is the Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo that I buy from Thrive Market.  Seriously amazing!  I also like to add some green olives or capers.  I like the contrast of that salty, briny taste with the creamy mayo.

I have no formal recipe for egg salad…just peel your hard-cooked eggs, slice them with an egg slicer, add mayo and other ingredients to taste.  Done and so good!  I like to make a lot at once and keep it in the fridge.  Makes a perfect lunch on a bed of greens or lettuce wraps.

If you want to hear about my deviled eggs, read this post:

If it weren’t for the smell…

As for eggs, they are nothing to be afraid of.  I eat them almost daily (and sometimes as many as three or four) and recently had comprehensive blood work done.  I was told at the doctor’s office that my cholesterol ratios were some of the best they had ever seen.

Despite what we’ve been told for years, it is important to have some cholesterol in your diet…cholesterol helps to build healthy cell membranes, and is important for production of sex hormones in men and women.

Eggs are a great mix of protein and healthy fat, not to mention fat soluble vitamins like A and D that many people are deficient in.  They also provide biotin, which is awesome for your skin, nails and hair.  Most of the nutrients are present in the yolk, not the white.  Please,  give up those egg white omelets…you’re not doing yourself any favors.

So, can making some hard cooked eggs in the oven help you feel happy, healthy and hot? Oh yeah!  You’ll be happy because it is so easy!  As far as healthy, you are getting a great mix of protein, fat, and essential nutrients.  And hot?   That biotin is awesome for your hair, skin, and nails.

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