How to Use Up Leftover Easter Eggs

Happy Easter!

It’s a wonderful time to celebrate life with family and friends and share a meal and fun activities.

But what do you do with the leftover hard-boiled eggs? Don’t let them go to waste! Hard-boiled eggs can last up to one week in the refrigerator, unpeeled, and make for an easy weekday snack or meal topper. 

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Hard-Boiled Snack: Hard-boiled eggs are a perfect, portion controlled snack. Each large egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, all for 70 calories!

Egg Salad Sandwich: Chop up those eggs for a quick deli sandwich.

Top a Salad: A recent study found that adding eggs to a salad increased absorption of nutrients from the salad. Top your veggies with a hard-boiled egg for added nutrition!

Put a Stick in it: Egg-pops are a trendy party favorite that are sure to impress your guests. Choose carrot or celery sticks for added color and nutrients.

Whether your Easter eggs are pink, sparkly, or covered in hearts, there’s no reason to throw them away!

Nutrition-wise, hard boiled eggs provide high-quality protein. Each large hard-boiled egg contains 80 calories,6.5 g protein, 6 g fat, 213 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 6 mg potassium and 90 mg phosphorus. If you discard the yolk, one egg white provides 16 calories, 3.6 g protein, 0 g fat, 0 g cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 55 mg potassium and only 5 mg phosphorus.

Practice a few food handling rules to keep your egg experience safe. Check uncooked eggs and discard those with cracks. If eggs are fresh from the chicken coop, wash thoroughly. When selecting hard-boiled eggs for the above suggested uses, avoid eggs that are cracked and possibly contaminated. Always wash your hands and sanitize surfaces used in preparing egg dishes.

 


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