Hardboiled eggs

So I know that hardboiled eggs are ridiculously good for you and super convenient so I've been making a genuine effort to learn to like them. I'm fine with the taste but I have major issue with the texture. So far, I've been making an egg salad by cutting them up and mixing with a little hummus and having that on wasa crackers but I would love some more ideas. My restrictions are: I absolutely hate mayo and I can't eat avocados (I love avocados but as a fun result of Crohns, fats cause severe stomach cramping). Also, is there any way to keep my fridge from smelling so funky-hb eggs just reek!
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  • alexbusnello
    alexbusnello Posts: 1,010 Member
    Try Laughing cow cheese squares and mix one or two of those into them with whatever seasoning you like with eggs. Maybe a little Dijon mustard, too.
  • laughinggypsy
    laughinggypsy Posts: 30 Member
    Cut 'em in half lengthwise and smear on a little mustard or savory jelly-think red pepper, garlic, onion, that sort of thing. Thats enough for me to deal with the texture-I can't eat 'em straight. Can't help you on the smell though!
  • Mutant13
    Mutant13 Posts: 2,485 Member
    Keep them in a sealed container. Egg shells are porous and will both absorb and disperse scent.

    Eggs are good mashed with Greek yoghurt and curry powder, wrapped in slices of deli meat and lettuce or cut up with spring onions and cream cheese
  • watergallagher
    watergallagher Posts: 232 Member
    Chile limon seasoning, lotsasodium but it kinda makes em crunchy... and DO NOT ADD CHEESE OMFG.
  • GoTeamMeaghan
    GoTeamMeaghan Posts: 347 Member
    Keep them in a sealed container. Egg shells are porous and will both absorb and disperse scent.

    duh, not sure why i didn't think of that-i put them back in the egg container :P next week i'll definitely bust out the trusty tupperware!

    thanks for the great ideas everyone!!
  • monjacq1964
    monjacq1964 Posts: 291 Member
    its the yolk that smells, mostly. ditch the yolk, just eat the white, that's where all the protein is anyway.
  • kosuski
    kosuski Posts: 62 Member
    I love the laughing cow cheese idea--I never would of thought of that one--Thanks!
  • Firefox7275
    Firefox7275 Posts: 2,040 Member
    If you don't like hardboiled eggs eat scrambled eggs, steam fried eggs, poached, frittata, huevos rancheros or omelettes. There is a Lion Eggs recipes app if you have a smartphone which is actually really good. If you don't like eggs any way that much don't bother, there are plenty of as or more nutritious protein sources - oily fish, organ meats etc.
  • RosscoBoscko
    RosscoBoscko Posts: 632 Member
    its the yolk that smells, mostly. ditch the yolk, just eat the white, that's where all the protein is anyway.

    And waste a perfectly good nutritious yoke.

    The low fat greek yogurt is definitely a good shout.
  • diadojikohei
    diadojikohei Posts: 732 Member
    I boil mine until they are soft boiled and let them go cold, this way when I peel them and cut them at work I just have to mix them with some smoked salmon and salad. That way they aren't smelly and the dry pasty texture of the yolk isn't there! I have to put a pinch of salt on them though.
  • neandermagnon
    neandermagnon Posts: 7,436 Member
    its the yolk that smells, mostly. ditch the yolk, just eat the white, that's where all the protein is anyway.

    the yolk also has some protein, healthy fats and a lot of fat soluble vitamins that are not found in the white.

    OP: maybe if you don't like the texture of yolk when it's hard boiled, then cook the egg some other way. Have you tried poached eggs, fried eggs or scrambled eggs? The texture of those are very different. If you have a good non-stick pan you can fry and scramble eggs with only a tiny amount of oil. Poached eggs are cooked in water so the calorie and macro values would be the same as for boiled eggs. Omlette is another suggestion, again you'd have a little bit of oil but you can also put lots of veggies in it which will help to fill you up more. I make omlette with just eggs and veggies. Also scrambled egg with tomato and curry powder in it is absolutely delicious.
  • CEHayes73
    CEHayes73 Posts: 221 Member
    Don't put them back in the egg crate. There could be residue from the raw egg that could contaminate the cooked one with salmonella.
  • agggie550
    agggie550 Posts: 281 Member
    Egg Salad with greek yogurt? Never tried it, but i like mayo so I have that option.

    http://lifemadewhole.com/recipes/quick-dinners/egg-salad-with-greek-yogurt/
  • Badd3st
    Badd3st Posts: 28

    Eggs are good mashed with Greek yoghurt and curry powder, wrapped in slices of deli meat and lettuce or cut up with spring onions and cream cheese
    That sounds good.
  • MileHighTexan
    MileHighTexan Posts: 29 Member
    Hardboiled eggs are on my menu for last week!
  • alexbusnello
    alexbusnello Posts: 1,010 Member
    Chile limon seasoning, lotsasodium but it kinda makes em crunchy... and DO NOT ADD CHEESE OMFG.

    Uhm, I add cheese to eggs a lot...nothing wrong with it.
  • alexbusnello
    alexbusnello Posts: 1,010 Member
    I love the laughing cow cheese idea--I never would of thought of that one--Thanks!

    No problem :)
  • gatorginger
    gatorginger Posts: 947 Member
    Put them in your tuna
  • janemem
    janemem Posts: 575 Member
    I mash cold hard boiled eggs with natural fat free yoghurt, chopped garlic, chilli and cumin.

    If I want it on Ryvita's I'll mash it all nice and smooth so it goes further or if I want it as a meal I'll leave it chunkier and load it into bell pepper halves, it really is delicious. :smile:
  • marsviolet
    marsviolet Posts: 79 Member
    I can't handle the texture either! There are some great ideas here, thanks guys! :)