Is there a better breakfast meal than a traditional hard-boiled egg? We doubt it. For decades, big agriculture companies spent billions on marketing campaigns to convince us eggs are bad for our health. Eating too many eggs increases your cholesterol levels and ruins cardiovascular health, remember that rubbish? Numerous studies show that dietary cholesterol has no connection to an increase in blood cholesterol levels.
Eggs are good for your health! They reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol,) while improving your cholesterol profile. Eggs are full of healthy fats that provide slow-releasing energy through the morning. They’re a rich source of biotin and protein, nutrients that are essential for the health of growing kids.
Eggs – The Ultimate Breakfast Meal
Each large, free-range egg contains 70-calories, 6-grams of protein, 4.5-grams of healthy fats, as well as a large percentage of the daily allowance for vitamin A, D, and B12. These vitamins play a significant role in the development of new blood cells, the formation of muscle tissue, and maintaining optimal eye health. (1)
Each egg also contains 215mg of cholesterol. This nutritional fact is what had most dieticians screaming to the world that eggs clog up your arteries. However, further research into dietary cholesterol over the last decade proves that the consumption of dietary cholesterol has little to no impact on blood serum cholesterol levels. (2)
In short, eggs aren’t bad for you, the healthy fats and cholesterol protect your arteries from accumulating plaque on the interior walls. Eating eggs increases blood plasma and improves circulation.
Boiling eggs can be a chore if you don’t have any experience with it. You can either under-cook them, in which case they come out too runny and full of “snot.” Alternatively, you overcook them, and they turn back around the outside under the shell. Serving your kid’s blackened eggs is not an ideal breakfast option – you might put your kids off of eggs for life.
That’s why we love the Instant Pot. This appliance cooks the perfect boil egg, every time – without fail. Grab the trivet unit for the Instant Pot, it fits 9-eggs at a time, and it’s stackable – allowing you to fit up to 18-eggs in the Instant Pot for one cooking session.
Wash the surface of the eggs before you add them to the pot. A bacterium – salmonella, is occasionally found on the shells of eggs. You don’t want to infect your family with this nasty bug. (3)
Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot. Seal of the vents and set it to “pressure cook,” for 5-minutes. Wait for the timer to sound off and you’ll have the perfectly boiled eggs, all that left to do is cool them off for 5 to 10-minutes and peel them for your kids.
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Perfectly Cooked Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 6 large eggs, thoroughly washed
- 1 cup water
- Place the trivet in the Instant Pot.
- Add the water.
- Place the eggs on top of the trivet.
- Close and seal the Instant pot.
- Turn the venting knob to SEALING and press PRESSURE COOK button.
- Adjust the timer to 5 minutes.
- Once the Instant Pot has finished cooking the eggs, allow to naturally release the pressure.
- Pour the cold water in a large bowl.
- Carefully transfer the trivet with eggs (or just eggs) in the bowl.
- Add ice cubes.
- Cool for 10-15 minutes, peel and eat.
- Serving Size: 6