Boiled Eggs and Fruit

I need breakfast to be simple when I get up at 5:30 AM to start my work day.

A few months ago I got on a boiled egg kick and my taste for them has continued strong. I started splashing them with Texas Pete Original Flavor Hot Sauce, but that’s it. No added salt, pepper, or anything else.

I boil six eggs at a time. I let them boil hard for 5-10 minutes and then turn off the burner and let them sit in the hot water for 30-minutes.  I keep them in the refrigerator and eat one at a time with a piece of fruit.

I usually eat one boiled egg and a banana at 5:30 AM, another boiled egg and a pear at 7:30 AM, and another boiled egg and an orange at 9:30. Sometimes I substitute a few strawberries, a peach, or a nectarine.

If I am hungry at 10:30 AM, I usually eat an apple, although I have been known to eat the fourth egg of the day.

Maybe this sounds boring to you, but I like it.

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2 Responses to “Boiled Eggs and Fruit”

  1. Hi – I am always on the hunt for on the go breakfasts during the work week. This sounds easy and good, but I heard (over the years) that a person should limit their egg intake to a few a week. Is this true? Thanks!

    • Tom Denham says:

      My doctor was enthusiastic about my blood work at my last physical and I had increased my egg consumption to at least 20 per week over the previous 6 months. My blood work did not improve because I ate more eggs, but because of the Whole30 approach to eating that I adopted, which included lots of eggs. Medical advice has shifted around on how many eggs per week are safe to eat, but blood levels of cholesterol have less to do with your diet and more to do with your genetics.

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