Beyond Hard Boiled Eggs
11 February 22, 2010
Eggs are incredibly nutritious. Just think, a baby embryo was supposed to consume that yolk to become a chick! (hmmmm, maybe you don't want to think about that :)
Hard Boiled Egg's are a simple way to enjoy an eighty or so calorie snack that will keep you going. But, they are a little dull on their own.
How do you make eggs interesting? Try poaching them in a tomato sauce. It is ridiculously easy and all it takes is a bit of planning. The planning thing can be difficult, I realize, but finding the time to cook is critical to healthy eating.
You can make 4 or more of these at once and then just store them in your fridge for later consumption. They keep really well with plastic wrap or in plastic bags.
These taste great cold, room temperature, or hot. You can shove them in your bag to take to work and heat in the microwave.
The key is to find a tomato sauce you like or make your own. Be sure there isn't any added cheese to your sauce or the whole calorie thing is destroyed. The tastiest ones are in the refrigerated section of the store, but they tend to be much more expensive than the jarred brands.
Finally, get your hands on some cute ramekins. These are incredibly elegant and give your snack an enticing lift above a bag of chips.
Presentation is important in your enjoyment of food. Think of all the lovely plates in an expensive restaurant, or on the Food Network.
Ramekins are versatile. You can use them to serve olives or pickles. If you have kids, giving them individual portions in these little bowls will motivate them to eat almost anything. And of course there is something that I will not mention on this site (creme brulee).
I found my ramekins at a thrift store because it seems to be one of those items that collect dust in people's cupboards. Check out the ones below from Amazon.
Tomato Sauce Poached Eggs Recipe
1/2 cup pre-made tomato sauce
grated Parmesan (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Put the tomato sauce in bottom of a ramekin or an oven-proof coffee cup. Crack egg on top of sauce and top with a little grated Parmesan. Place ramekins on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until the egg is cooked as much as you like it. If you like runny eggs you can take it out of the oven a few minutes earlier.
What is your favorite way to snack on eggs? Please share below.