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Yes, Eggs are Good for You. Here’s Why: Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 4 eggs 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Eggs are a nutrient-dense food and they are perfectly healthy to include in a balanced diet. In this post, learn about the health benefits of eggs, the nutrients that eggs provide, and tips for including eggs in a healthy diet, all from a Registered Dietitian. Plus, find healthy egg recipes to make, including perfect hard boiled eggs.


  • 5 cups of water
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Bring water to a rolling boil in a saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat so the water is at a more gentle boil.
  3. Gently lower the eggs into the boiling water using a slotted spoon.
  4. Boil eggs for 11 minutes.
  5. Immediately transfer them to a bowl filled with ice water using the slotted spoon.
  6. Let the eggs cool for at least 5 minutes before peeling.
  7. To peel hard boiled eggs, roll them along the countertop to create small cracks. Easily peel off the shells.

Keywords: are eggs healthy, how to make hard boiled eggs, eggs and cholesterol