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Lean Protein at the Ready: Hard Cooked Eggs

Eggs are an inexpensive and nutritious source of lean protein.*

Here's a tip for making hard cooked eggs that's quick and uses less energy and resources: Steam your eggs. That's right, no boiling required, so less water and energy for heating it. No need for a steamer basket, either. Here's how:

*The issue of egg whites vs. whole eggs. has gotten a lot of attention over that last couple of decades. Some people avoid eating egg yolks because of their high cholesterol content, but the latest research shows that the cholesterol in eggs is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease in healthy people. In fact, the yolk is packed with nutrients, energy, and healthy fats.  So unless you have an underlying health condition, go ahead, eat the egg white and the yolk. Read this article and talk to your medical provider for more information on whether eggs are right for you.

Technical note: I have made the recipe graphic smaller in order to be more mobile device compatible. If you're having trouble reading the graphic on a computer or laptop, click on the recipe link at the bottom of the graphic, which will give you a larger version to read.

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