Paleo hard boiled eggs aren’t very different from regular hard boiled eggs—it’s just a question of getting the most out of the whites and yolks in your breakfast and your bacon salads. Eggs are giant cells, and cells are life waiting to happen— that’s why you can get all of your essential proteins, the vitamins A, B, D and E; variety of minerals and traces of fat, making them the complete nutrient package.
However, where your eggs come from and how they’re kept can decide just how effectively paleo they are. Remember that our ancestors didn’t enclose their chickens in coops, regulate their feed and refrigerate eggs— and all of those factors, and our adaptation to them have influenced the level of fat, cholesterol and calcium that the simple hard-boiled egg can provide us.
Paleo Hard Boiled Eggs
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- 3 eggs (make sure they’re 3 to 5 days old)
- Place the eggs into a saucepan top with cold water just to submerge the eggs.
- Bring the water to a boil on high heat, once the water starts to boil take the saucepan off the flames and bring the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
- Let the eggs cool, peel, and enjoy!
Eggs are dietary staples, from the day you first hold a spoon to the day you teach your grandchild how to hold a spoon. That’s why a few paleo elements go a long way. Aging the eggs for a few days and keeping them at room temperature ensures that you can cook and peel them faster. Apart from that, opt for free-range eggs; you know that the hens have had adequate exercise and a diversity of feeding matter that includes the occasional bug. That reduces the chances of their offspring needing higher quantities of fat and cholesterol and increases the proportion of protein. Once your eggs are peeled and waiting, you can dig in right away or store them for a host of new paleo recipes!