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Eggs and More Eggs

Do you have some beautifully colored eggs left from the Easter holiday? What to do with those hard-boiled eggs? Following food safety guidelines, you need to keep those beautiful colored eggs in the refrigerator. If you take a hard-boiled egg to work or school, be sure that it travels with a frozen gel pack. Hard-boiled eggs may be kept safely in the refrigerator for one week after cooking.

How does my family eat all those eggs in one week? Some suggestions for you:

  • Add some of them to potato salad or macaroni salad, or a favorite casserole
  • Dice a couple of eggs and add to your tossed salad at dinner or lunch
  • Deviled eggs or egg salad prepared with light or fat free mayonnaise or Miracle Whip is a traditional food item this time of year

Last year, I prepared an egg quesadilla for a quick and easy dinner entrée. I diced one hard-boiled egg and placed it on a whole wheat tortilla. Then I drizzled about ¼ cup salsa over it and sprinkled about ¼ to 1/3 cup reduced fat pepper jack cheese. Fold the tortilla and placed it in the microwave for about one minute for the cheese to melt. It was a tasty and easy entrée for dinner, sort of an omelet in a tortilla. If you want a crispy tortilla, simply place the quesadilla on a hot non-stick griddle or grill pan for a minute, then flip it to the other side for another minute. The tortilla will be crispier and the cheese will melt.

A friend prepared an egg dip. She cubed six hard-boiled eggs and combined them with about 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise and about 2 teaspoons prepared mustard. Mix it together and add a sprinkle of paprika. Refrigerate for about an hour or two to blend the flavors. Serve as a dip with celery, carrots and other veggies or whole grain crackers.

When the week is done, take a break from eating eggs for awhile!

CHI Health Food and Nutrition Services Team
CHI Health Food and Nutrition Services Team

These blogs are written by members of the CHI Health Nutrition Services team.

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