How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs Perfectly (Every Time!)

Confession Time: I'm in a wee bit of a cooking rut.

It all started two weeks ago when I got my one and only wisdom tooth removed.

The aftermath resulted in a diet of soup, Greek yogurt, and apple sauce, as well as the fortunate/unfortunate discovery of two amazingly delicious frozen treats (Trader Joe's Dairy-Free Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream and Talenti Tahitian Vanilla Bean Gelato...OMG).

Surprisingly, my body didn't freak out at all from the dairy overload!

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This was immediately followed by a week of hot and humid weather in the 90-100s where I had absolutely no desire to use my oven, stove, or be in my kitchen at all.

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So instead of complaining or fighting it, I embraced it! I took a Food Prep Vacay :)

I've actually quite enjoyed this short break from my weekly food prep and simply paid attention to what my body wanted.

The result?

  • Smoothies
  • Greek yogurt mixed with honey + almond butter or organic peanut butter
  • Hard-boiled eggs

(I know- strange, super boring and significantly lacking in veggies. A couple days ago I started missing the nutrient dense meals I'm used to, so I look forward to getting my creativity & cooking mojo back soon!)

Since I've had hard-boiled eggs on my mind, today I'm going show you how I cook them so you can make them too!

Why? Because they're a super easy, make-ahead snack and a convenient way to add protein to any meal. Plus they're relatively inexpensive.

There are a bunch of different techniques out there, but this is the one I like the best. (Note: I can't take all the credit for it - I found this method online but forgot where!)

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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs Perfectly Every Time (with Step-by-Step Photos)

STEP 1: Plop eggs in a pot and cover with water (I typically boil about 5 eggs at a time because my pot is tiny). Turn heat on high.

STEP 2: When the water boils, set a timer for a minute.

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STEP 3: Once the minute is up, turn off the heat and move the pot to a different burner. Cover (with a lid that fits...unlike what you see in the photo below) and set a timer for 10 minutes.

STEP 4: While the eggs are hanging out, fill up a bowl or container with ice and cold water.

STEP 5: Once the 10 minutes are up, transfer eggs into the ice water - A slotted spoon works great for this.

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STEP 6: Keep the eggs in the ice water for about 5 minutes or so. Remove and peel. I store mine in a glass container in the fridge.

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STEP 7: Once they're peeled and ready for action, add salt & pepper. Sometimes I'll also add Chili Powder and Paprika then eat it with a spoonful of guacamole. YUM.

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This is one of the cleanse-friendly snacks I encourage my Cleansingtons to try during my Reboot & Reset Your Body Guided Group Cleanse. Why? Because I don't believe that healthy has to be complicated.

Do you like hard-boiled eggs? If so, what's your favorite way to eat them? I'd love to hear in the comments section below!