Dyeing eggs for Easter is fun but it doesn’t have to be wasteful. Here are 5 ways to use your leftover hard boiled eggs after the holiday fun is over.
Once Easter has come and gone, you may find yourself with a surplus of hard boiled eggs on hand. Hard boiled eggs, peeled or unpeeled, can be refrigerated and are safe to eat for up to one week after having been cooked. I love a good egg breakfast but I don’t think of keeping boiled eggs on hand.
Easter is another story so if you find yourself with a surplus and you’re wondering what to do with the extra eggs, here are 5 ideas on how to prepare and serve them as well as a summary on their healthful benefits.
Hard boiling and poaching have shown to be the healthiest methods of preparing eggs, as they don’t require oil or butter for cooking. Hard boiled eggs are full of vital nutrients, from muscle-building protein to metabolism-boosting B vitamins as well as vitamin D. I eat them all the time on my low-carb Faster Way to Fat Loss days, so it’s nice to have a few new ways to enjoy them.
Eggs are also protein-packed. Did you know that one hard boiled egg packs six grams of protein? And eggs are shown to increase satiety, so they also make a healthy snack. Before you get started, make sure you know how to make easy to peel hard boiled eggs.
Make Deviled Eggs
This is a favorite way use leftover hard boiled eggs because creating deviled eggs is extremely versatile. You can add so many exciting flavors, herbs and even bits of bacon or other meat to the mixture that these eggs go far beyond appetizers or snacks.
One easy trick is adding a bit of hummus to the mashed yolks. Another easy hack is to add a bit of guacamole to the mashed yolks. This is my personal favorite and a great source of fat on low carb days. Or you could try these delicious ideas for your next batch of deviled eggs.
Bacon Blue Deviled Eggs With Roasted Garlic And Asparagus by How Sweet Eats
Deviled Eggs With Beets And Smoked Salmon by Little Broken
Spice Up Your Egg Salad
Egg salad is great because you can eat in on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich. An easy addition to egg salad is to chop a little celery and green olives to throw into the mix.
Another healthy addition is to add chopped avocado to the mix and substitute plain yogurt for the mayonnaise. Here are a couple more:
Crab Egg Salad Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen
Tarragon Egg Salad by Simply Recipes
Use Hard Boiled Eggs In Salad
I never realized how much I enjoyed eggs in salad until the past few years. I love the texture they add and it makes the whole meal a little more substantial.
Sliced hard boiled eggs can turn a leafy green salad into a protein-packed meal, or be used as an ingredient in other types of salads. These are quick and easy to make.
Green Bean And Egg Salad by Diethood
Cobb Salad by I Heart Naptime
Hard Boiled Eggs on Pizza?
Have you ever heard of such a thing? Yes, it sounds strange, but given the right ingredients, you can slice or crumble your hard-boiled eggs on pizza toppings for a truly scrumptious flavor pairing.
Here are two yummy ideas:
Portuguese Pizza by Mutt And Chops
Hard Boiled Eggs Pesto Pizza by The Zoe Blog
Hack a Classic Egg Recipe
Repurpose those hard boiled eggs by substituting them in a classic recipe. For example, traditional Eggs Benedict calls for poached eggs, but try using hard-boiled instead. Here’s how:
Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict Recipe by Home Cooking Memories
Finally, we all know you’re supposed to add an egg to cookie dough, but it’s usually a fresh egg, not hard-boiled, unless it’s this recipe for Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cookies And Cups. Have you ever tried it?
If you are looking for ways to re-use leftover plastic eggs, I have a few old but fun ideas like making an egg caterpillar or your very own DIY Humpty Dumpty. Bonus points because you can put him back together!