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how do you eat your hard boiled eggs?


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I love hard boiled eggs for breakfast, but i usually eat them in a wrap with cheese and veggies or with some bread and butter...but now i'd like to reduce the amount of bread i'm eating, so do you have any ideas to share?:)

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I also eat a hard boiled egg for breakfast but I eat it by itself..  what I do is I dont fully cook it so the yolk is mostly liquid.... so the first thing I eat is a hard boiled egg and drink orange juice.

You could do like a mini healthy full English: roasted tomatoes, a few rashers of lean bacon and your hard boiled egg or save your egg for lunch and have an egg and potato salad? :)

Egg salad, or mashed on a rice cake.

I try for soft boiled and eat them with green vegetables like asparagus, broccoli or beans. Yum yum!

Mmm...love my HB eggs! I usually don't eat the yolks...I put Cholula hot sauce on the whites. Yummy! If I do keep the yolks, I sometimes chop the eggs up & mix them with a little mustard & olive oil mayo...like a deviled egg in a bowl! Mmm mmm! :)

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I changed from eating HB eggs to eating egg white only, due to the fact there are so many fewer calories in the albumin than the yolk. You can still mix it with the veggies and a touch or "sauce." At my market they have whites only or another kind with yellow coloring. Alternatively, a touch of tumeric with turn them yellow naturally...and besides tumeric is good for your heath

Plain with a sprinkle of salt.  Yum, yum!

plain with a little pepper and Red Rooster.  Also if I eat 2, I typically eat the yolk out of 1 and not the other.

Unless someone is allergic to the yolk or simply doesn't like the taste/texture, there's no reason to only eat the egg white.

I like mine soft-boiled with the top sliced off so I can dip toast in the runny yolk. I don't usually have time for that, though, so I usually just eat them whole and hard-boiled with some Kosher salt. Or I mash them up with some avocado and eat them on whole grain toast.

I use romaine lettuce leaves and non gluten totillas as wraps.

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Unless someone is allergic to the yolk or simply doesn't like the taste/texture, there's no reason to only eat the egg white.

I like mine soft-boiled with the top sliced off so I can dip toast in the runny yolk. I don't usually have time for that, though, so I usually just eat them whole and hard-boiled with some Kosher salt. Or I mash them up with some avocado and eat them on whole grain toast.

Taste and texture are a big reason for me.  But when I am counting my calories closely, there are much better ways for me to use that 50 calories.

I like HB eggs diced and mixed with a little extra light mayo - I eat it just like that with no bread or anything (but then I'm weird, lol) or I also like diced HB egg mixed with diced tomato (we used to have egg and tomato sandwiches as a child, mmm!) I really like the sound of the above idea of using lettuce as a wrap though, I'll have to try this.

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But when I am counting my calories closely, there are much better ways for me to use that 50 calories.

It's 50 calories. The difference between 50 calories of either egg yolk or whatever else you're eating and 100 calories if you ate both is minimal.

Re: Not eating yolks...

I eat 6 eggs a day...that's a lot of calories and cholesterol! If I ate 6 whole eggs I'd be looking at 420 calories instead of 90. :)
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Original Post by dbicurt:

But when I am counting my calories closely, there are much better ways for me to use that 50 calories.

It's 50 calories. The difference between 50 calories of either egg yolk or whatever else you're eating and 100 calories if you ate both is minimal.

I disagree.  When restricting calories, 50 calories from say whey protein or chicken breast is much better for me than 50 calories of primarily saturated fat.

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Re: Not eating yolks...

I eat 6 eggs a day...that's a lot of calories and cholesterol! If I ate 6 whole eggs I'd be looking at 420 calories instead of 90. :)

Well, you don't eat 6 eggs a day and neither do most people. If you're simply eating 1 or 2 eggs, you're better off eating the yolk with them as they have most of the nutrients in them (calcium, iron, vitamin A, fat and about half the protein in the egg). The fat in the yolk helps your body absorb the nutrients from it.

I'm not saying that egg whites aren't good for you. I eat them after lifting but I also eat some whole eggs with them. Yolks tend to get a really bad rep after all the low-fat, low-cholesterol fear mongering from the 90s. They're good for you.

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Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by dbicurt:

But when I am counting my calories closely, there are much better ways for me to use that 50 calories.

It's 50 calories. The difference between 50 calories of either egg yolk or whatever else you're eating and 100 calories if you ate both is minimal.

I disagree.  When restricting calories, 50 calories from say whey protein or chicken breast is much better for me than 50 calories of primarily saturated fat.

I can eat egg yolks AND whey protein or chicken breast all in the same day. It's not one or the other for me and I wasn't suggesting that in the post you quoted. I was suggesting the yolks AND the 50 calories of whatever else both get eaten because 50 calories isn't going to be detrimental to your calorie restriction. If it is, you're probably eating too little.

In the UK (where I am from) eggs don't have such a bad reputation as it seems they do in some countries and it is not very common to find people only eating the white... unless they are doing it because they are following a specific diet/have heard it is better, live in a city with trendy health-food cafes etc. None of my family or friends ever eat just the white. I am lucky that I have my own hens and ducks, so I eat eggs quite a bit and I always eat both parts together as the yoke is one of the few sources of Vitamin D in my diet. I would rather eat less of something else and enjoy my egg because I find the egg white alone rather... unenjoyable LOL. Tongue out

 

To the OP - Salad Nicoise is nice for a lunch or dinner/supper dish (it is HB egg, tuna, green beans, olives, salad leaves). There's some good recipe ideas on here: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recip e_slideshows/hard_boiled_egg_recipes For breakfast, if I were not eating bread, I would probably make them into some kind of brown rice salad with the chopped HB egg and veggies in it.

 

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Original Post by bierorama:

Original Post by dbicurt:

But when I am counting my calories closely, there are much better ways for me to use that 50 calories.

It's 50 calories. The difference between 50 calories of either egg yolk or whatever else you're eating and 100 calories if you ate both is minimal.

I disagree.  When restricting calories, 50 calories from say whey protein or chicken breast is much better for me than 50 calories of primarily saturated fat.

I can eat egg yolks AND whey protein or chicken breast all in the same day. It's not one or the other for me and I wasn't suggesting that in the post you quoted. I was suggesting the yolks AND the 50 calories of whatever else both get eaten because 50 calories isn't going to be detrimental to your calorie restriction. If it is, you're probably eating too little.

I eat a significant amount of eggs each day.  And your argument essentially illustrates the heap paradox.  At what point are 50 calories here and 50 there become a heap?  I say cut everywhere you can, to allow you more room for better food. 

  1. by itself
  2. in egg salad
  3. mixed with mayo and olives
  4. mixed with tuna
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