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4 Ways To Make Boiled Eggs A Fun And Tasty Snack

If you’re looking for some quick, healthy snack ideas, look no further. We’re sharing 4 easy ways to season and add extra flavour to hardboiled eggs, making them even more fun and tasty to snack on.

Why are boiled eggs a healthy snack?

Hardboiled eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, with 2 large eggs providing 13 grams. If you want a satisfying snack to tide you over between meals, you’ll want to eat one that’s protein-rich.

Why? Protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, which means that a snack with protein will help keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Protein is also known to regulate blood sugar, helping to keep your energy levels steady. When you eat a meal or snack containing protein, you’re less likely to experience spikes and crashes in blood sugar compared to when you eat a snack that’s carbohydrate-heavy. While we’ve all been there, we’re sure you can agree that an energy crash is the last thing we want after eating a snack!

As you can see, the high protein content of eggs helps to play a key role in keeping you full and energized between meals.

What can you put on hardboiled eggs?

While boiled eggs can be enjoyed on their own, it’s never a bad idea to add some extra flavour to them. Trying out new flavour combinations is an awesome way to prevent boredom or repetition in your snacks. 

Some great ways to add a boost of flavour? By using different spices, seasonings, and dips! Below, you’ll find 4 simple, delicious ingredient combinations to truly elevate a classic hard-boiled egg.

1. Super Seedy

Super Seedy Boiled Egg Snack 1

This mix of 4 different seeds packs in tons of heart-healthy fats (like omega-3s), dietary fibre, and extra protein. If you like something crunchy with your snacks, this one’s for you!

Super Seedy Boiled Egg Snack 4Ingredients:

• 1/2 tsp pumpkin seeds, chopped
• 1/2 tsp sunflower seeds, chopped
• 1/2 tsp hemp seeds
• 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
• pinch of salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small dish. Slice hardboiled egg and sprinkle seed mixture over top before eating.

2. Curried Yogurt Dip

Curried Yogurt Boiled Egg Snack 1

Looking for something a little spicy? This curried yogurt dip adds an extra kick to hardboiled eggs. To contrast the spice, yogurt and fresh mint are both cooling and refreshing.

Curried Yogurt Boiled Egg Snack 5Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
• 1/4 tsp curry powder
• 1/8 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp fresh mint, chopped
• pinch of salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small dish. Dip hardboiled egg into mixture and enjoy!

3. Herby Cream Cheese

Herby Cream Cheese Boiled Egg Snack 1

It’s hard to go wrong with cream cheese and fresh herbs, which happen to pair perfectly with hardboiled eggs! If you don’t have fresh herbs, you can try this with dried ones instead.

Herby Cream Cheese Boiled Egg Snack 3Ingredients:

• 1 tbsp plain cream cheese
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
• 1/2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
• 1/2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
• pinch of salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small dish. Slice hardboiled egg and spread herby cream cheese over top.

4. Soy Sauce and Seaweed

Soy Sauce Seaweed Boiled Egg Snack 2

Soy sauce is a classic pairing with hard-boiled egg, so why not take it up a notch by adding some sesame seeds and seaweed? These sushi-inspired toppings are such a fun way to enjoy boiled eggs!

Soy Sauce Seaweed Boiled Egg Snack 3Ingredients:

• 1/2 tsp soy sauce or tamari
• 1/8 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp sesame seeds
• 1 tsp nori seaweed, chopped (nori is a type of seaweed sold in dried sheets, like those used to roll sushi)

Directions: Mix soy sauce and garlic powder in a small dish. Dip hardboiled egg slices into the soy sauce mixture, then sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped seaweed.

Note: These recipes are meant to be paired with 1 hard-boiled egg each. If having a serving of two eggs, simply double the recipes!