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How to Eat Keto on Vacation

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Every summer for the past 15 years my entire family makes the trip to the Missouri Ozarks for a week long stay on the beautiful Table Rock Lake. It’s a tradition that we love and look forward to every summer. We boat and swim, ride jet-skis, go tubing, play cards, relax and on the first Sunday of the trip my parents have a shrimp boil. Yep, the kind with shrimp , corn and potatoes and Cajun sausage…it’s delicious, but I can’t wait for you all to hear how we made it keto (keep reading)!

This year the trip looks a little different. Because of my deep commitment to the keto lifestyle, I am taking on vacation eating seriously like a keto pro! Let me tell you exactly how to eat keto on vacation and my 5 best keto road trip snacks. Seriously though, there is no reason why you can’t maintain the keto lifestyle while having a blast on vacation. Being down 85 pounds is no joke and although I may not be in ‘routine’ during vacation, I am going to be mindful of my choices and keep my overall goals in sight.

Check out the pic above and the difference from last year’s trip to this year. Although the appearance may be the first thing you notice; my mindset and confidence, increased energy and overall increased physical abilities are what I think of when I look at this picture. I was even able to do the stand-up paddleboard this year, something I could not do last year.

5 Best Keto Road Trip Snacks

The trip down to the lake is about a 4 hour drive so a stop or two along the way is not out of the question. There is a quik mart along the way that I like to stop at that is clean with a good selection of snacks and so I decided to take the camera in and see what Keto snacks I could find to share with you. I would say there was a great selection!

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Keto Road Trip Snack Ideas from the Quik Mart

See what I mean, these are some great choices for road trip snacks that were easy to grab. If I had to choose one, I would choose the Quest Chips, I love those.

Now with a bit of pre-planning you could pack a cooler bag and bring your road trip snacks from home. Here are my 5 favorite Keto Road Trip Snacks from home.

  • Hard Boiled Eggs- check out my Easy-to-Peel Perfect Everytime recipe here!
  • Mixed Nuts with some Lily’s chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut flakes for the Ultimate Trail mix.
  • Celery with cream cheese and Everything but the Bagel Seasoning.
  • Sliced Summer Sausage with cheese.
  • Lettuce wraps with spicy deli mustard and filled with smoked chicken slices (or your favorite meat) some red onion, cucumber and tomato.

Eating Keto on Vacation-You CAN do this!

So now that we know we can totally keep the road snacks keto, let’s talk a bit about how to eat keto while on vacation. I mentioned earlier that every year during our lake week my parents do a Shrimp Boil. The shrimp boil recipe is actually called ‘Joe’s Shrimp Boil’ after the friend that shared the recipe with them.

This year Joe’s Shrimp Boil had an extra ingredient and it was my mom that made the suggestion to include cauliflower in the boil in addition to the potatoes. It was brilliant and keto and so, so good! Thanks Mom! I used a whole head of cauliflower and took off the florets keeping them about the size of small red potatoes and they boiled up beautifully. I ate the shrimp, the sausage and the cauliflower. This was such a great addition to the boil and perfect for staying on keto and so I want to share this recipe with you all too, check out the recipe at the end of the post!

Skip the Bun Hun!

Wherever your family enjoys the summer, whatever meals they like to prepare you can eat keto on vacation. Don’t settle for ‘taking a week off’ or ‘having a cheat meal’, you have worked too hard for that kind of thinking. Instead, set your mind ahead of time that you are sticking with a keto lifestyle and that you can make it work even on vacation. You will not only be physically rewarded but mentally rewarded for this choice.

One thing I find really helpful and my strategy of how to eat keto during vacation was to plan the meals prior to the vacation with my family to ensure that there were keto choices or that if needed I could have an alternative choice ready. For example, when breakfast was biscuits and sausage gravy, I made sure that a couple sausage patties were made for me and skipped the biscuits and gravy. For cheeseburger night I had a cheeseburger with the works and skipped the bun!

Listen, you’ve got this! Enjoy your vacation while staying committed to your health, wellness and keto lifestyle. Oh and make the shrimp boil with the cauliflower, I would love to hear how much you love it too!

Stay on the Rise,

Sara

Joe's Shrimp Boil

Sara's Family Favorites
By Sara Serves: a whole bunch!
Prep Time: 1 hour Cooking Time: Quick Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

I have to share this recipe for an absolute fantastic family recipe that we have been making at our lake house for years. This year we added an additional ingredient that turned out delicious and keto!

Ingredients

  • Salt, one 26 ounce container, NOT sea salt, regular iodized salt
  • Zatarans or other brand of Crab/Seafood Boil Bags, 4 bags
  • Cayenne Pepper, 1 ounce
  • Garlic, 4 cloves
  • 6 Lemons cut in half, squeeze then drop in
  • Onions, 4 cut in half
  • New or red potatoes, 20 small, approximately 5 pounds
  • 1-2 heads of cauliflower-depending on how many keto peeps you have
  • Corn on the cob, 20 small pieces
  • Sausage, andouille, cajun, smoked, or kielbasa type, 3 packages cut in thirds
  • Shrimp-uncooked (deveined) or crab legs, 5-10 pounds
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Butter

Instructions

1

Use a large pot such as a turkey frying pot or bigger on outdoor propane burner-fill the pot halfway with water and heat to a boil.

2

When water comes to a boil add the salt, Zatarans boil bags, cayenne pepper, garlic, lemons and onions.

3

Add the potatoes and bring back to a boil approximately 10 minutes.

4

Add the corn and cauliflower and boil another 5 minutes.

5

Add the sausage and boil 5 minutes.

6

Check the potatoes to make sure they are fork tender then....

7

Add the seafood and boil 2-3 minutes.

8

Use a large handle strainer to carefully scoop out the food and serve in large bowls, pans or spread out on paper in the middle of the table!

9

Serve with cocktail sauce and butter.

Notes

To make the cocktail sauce keto...combine sugar free ketchup and horseradish(in the condiment section of the grocery store). Mix to your taste of spice. I had several people say they liked the keto cocktail sauce better than the already prepared cocktail sauce. This is a fun recipe where everyone can sit around and watch the boil, you won't miss the potatoes!

Grab and Go Lunch/ Recipes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich

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Skip the drive-thru and make this Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich. Perfect for a quick grab and go lunch that will leave you deliciously satisfied while keeping your net carbs in check!

What is a Chaffle?

If you have looked at keto recipes you have probably heard the term ‘chaffle’. If you havent heard of a chaffle then just thank me now. A chaffle is simply a cheese mixture, cooked in a waffle maker that turns into a lovely substitute for bread without the load of carbs. I love them and when I really want something in sandwich style this checks all the boxes plus some! This Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich makes for a quick and easy lunch.

By combining a few simple ingredients you have a ‘sandwich bread’ that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside that will hold up to any type of sandwich you can think of, no need to break out the white bread again. There are multiple combinations of ingredients that make up various types of chaffles but today we will keep it straight forward. This chaffle recipe is my go-to for all things savory.

A few other savory chaffle favorites include:

  • BLT Chaffle
  • Chicken Salad Chaffle
  • Roast Beef and Swiss Chaffle
  • Pepperoni and fresh mozzarella with a basil pesto chaffle
  • Sausage, egg and cheese breakfast chaffle
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The Chicken….The Bacon

So, I feel like I cheated a bit on this recipe because it was so easy which makes it perfect for a grab and go lunch. On Saturday, I did some meal prep (a big key to keto success and soon to be blog post); I made 5 pounds of chicken breast in the slow cooker and fried up some bacon to have ready to go. I plan to use the chicken breast for multiple different meals and also froze some for later use. The lettuce came straight off the porch, literally from my Simple Lettuce Garden. The tomato and ranch were store bought……hey this is grab and go remember.

I can’t wait for you to make this! Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see how it all comes together!

Stay on the Rise,

Sara

Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich

Grab and Go Lunch
By Sara Serves: 1
Prep Time: 10 Cooking Time: 10 Total Time: 20 minutes

Perfect and deliciously satisfying this Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich is way better than the drive-thru. An easy grab and go lunch using my favorite recipe for a savory chaffle!

Ingredients

  • For the Chaffle
  • 1 Tablespoon Superfine Almond Flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 pinch of baking powder (about 1/8th of a teaspoon)
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese-shredded PLUS 2 teaspoons shredded to put in the waffle pan just before adding the chaffle mixture to make for a crispy outer edge
  • Olive oil-just enough to brush the inside of the waffle iron to prevent the chaffle from sticking
  • The Chaffle Sandwich Insides
  • 3 ounces cooked and shredded Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 slices Bacon
  • 2 slices tomato-I used slices of Roma tomato
  • 2-3 lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing-I used Marzetti's Simply Dressed (no preservatives)

Instructions

To make the Chaffle

1

Shred the cheese or can used already shredded cheese.

2

Add all the chaffle ingredients to a bowl (with the exception of the 2 teaspoons extra cheese) and stir to combine.

3

Use the olive oil and brush the inside of the waffle maker so that the chaffle doesn't stick when cooking.

4

Plug in your waffle maker and when it is ready add 1 teaspoon of the reserved shredded cheese to the bottom of the waffle maker-this makes the crispy layer on the outside of the chaffle.

5

Then immediately add 1/2 of the chaffle mixture and close the waffle maker until the cooked.

6

Take out the first chaffle when cooked and brush on more olive oil if needed, add the last teaspoon of the reserved cheese and the remainder of the chaffle mixture and cook the second chaffle until done.

Assemble the Chicken Bacon Ranch Keto Chaffle Sandwich

7

After both chaffles are done, with the crispy sides to the outside of the sandwich spread your ranch dressing on the chaffle.

8

Add the lettuce and tomato.

9

Add your chicken-this can be heated or cold depending on how you like it, I heated mine in the microwave.

10

Add the bacon.

11

Top with the second chaffle.

12

Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • 525 Calories
  • 7g Carbohydrates
  • 34g Fat
  • 2g Fiber
  • 49g Protein

Notes

You do not have to do the extra cheese to make the crispy outside, I just like it like that! I think you will too!

Dessert/ Recipes

Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream

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Sweet summertime! When I think of summertime desserts, I think of berries. In this post I am going to show you an unbelievable recipe using fresh strawberries and blueberries. Warm and bubbly from the oven, topped with fresh whipped cream Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream, what a treat!

My oldest son and his gal surprised me last week with a gallon bag full of freshly picked local strawberries. I have eaten some everynight since and they are sweet and delicious and seriously enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. However, I knew the minute he gave them to me, I wanted to make a berry crisp and of course it has to be Keto! So the Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream was created.

What is a Skillet Crisp?

A skilled dessert is just plain fun. Just start with a skillet on your stove and finish it in the oven. A cast-iron skillet is typically used for a skillet dessert, it gets everything nice and bubbly and makes for a great presentation. The cast iron skillet in this recipe is 7 inches in diameter and makes just the right amount for 6 perfectly sized servings without putting you into dessert overload. Don’t have a cast-iron skillet, no problem, just use a baking dish.

Putting it all together

The ingredients for this Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream are probably ones that you have in your keto pantry. For this recipe, I am using Swerve brand erythritol as the sugar substitute for both the granulated sugar and the brown sugar. Erythritol has been shown to not spike blood sugar which makes it perfect for a keto dessert recipe. Because of this, you will want to subtract the erythritol (sugar alcohols) from total carbs to get the net carbs.

Most of the ingredients in the recipe actually make up the ‘crisp’. Ah…..the crisp topping, I do feel the need to brag on this a bit. Brown sugar Swerve, nuts, coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, almond flour and cold butter come together to make this ‘cookie’ type dough that spoons right on top of the berries. In the oven this becomes golden and crispy and so yummy.

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One last thing before watching this all come together. Strawberries and Blueberries are not the only berries that can be used. Blackberries would be fabulous in this recipe and would decrease the carb count making it even more keto friendly! Whichever berry you decide to use you will love making this delicious keto summer berry dessert! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

You can also watch the full video tutorial here on my You Tube Channel!

Stay on the rise,

Sara

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Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream

Desserts
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Warm and bubbly from the oven, topped with a crispy cookie type topping and fresh whipped cream Skillet Berry Crisp with Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream, what a treat!

Ingredients

  • For the berries
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol Sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • For the 'cookie' crisp topping
  • 3/4 cup Almond Flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar erythritol (I used Swerve)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • For the Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2

Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut the strawberries in half or quarters. Rinse the berries and let drain in a colander.

3

In a small food processor, like a ninja pulse the walnuts, pecans and coconut until you have a dry oatmeal like consistency. If you do not have a food processor, then just chop by hand.

4

Put cast iron skillet on the stove over medium-low heat.

5

Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in the skillet.

6

Add the strawberries and blueberries to the skillet, add the 1/3 cup granulated white erythritol and stir all together. The fruit will soften and release some of their juices.

7

In a separate bowl, mix together the almond flour, brown erythritol, salt, cinnamon, nut mixture and cold butter until the mixture comes together and resembles a cookie dough.

8

Using a serving spoon or ice cream scoop, divide 6 equal amounts of the cookie crisp and place over the fruit mixture in the skillet.

9

Place in oven and bake 12-15 minutes until the cookie crisp is golden brown and the fruit mixture is bubbly then remove from the oven and prepare the Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream.

To make the Keto Vanilla Whipped Cream

10

In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, whip 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream with 1/4 teaspoon vanilla until a stiff peak forms.

11

Enjoy!

Notes

Tip: If the heavy whipping cream is cold it will whip up faster! Nutrition facts figured with the app Nutrifox. When figuring the Net carbs for this dessert you will subtract the fiber and the sugar alcohols (the erythritol) from the total carbs. For each serving which is approximately 1/3 cup the Total carbs=30, subtract the fiber (4 grams) and the sugar alcohols (19 grams) for a net carb total of 7 grams per serving.

Recipes/ Sara's Family Favorite Recipes/ Soups and Salads

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

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Are you looking for the perfect salad for the entire family using the freshest ingredients that keeps you rockin’ the keto lifestyle? I have it for you! One of my family’s favorite recipes is this wilted lettuce salad with hot bacon dressing. I probably had you at ‘hot bacon dressing’ right? Let’s make it!

First, the lettuce and green onions came straight out of my simple lettuce garden right on my deck! If you want to see how you can create a simple lettuce garden from your home, check out that post.

When I say this is a family favorite recipe, I mean we make this salad almost weekly during the summertime and even eat it as a meal. It is fast and fresh with minimal ingredients but big on the deliciousness. The combination of fresh vegetables and the hot bacon dressing make this recipe a keeper and one to hand down from generation to generation.

Wilted Lettuce Salad-The Ingredients

Because this salad has so few ingredients you want the vegetables to be fresh and the bacon to be of great quality. For this recipe, I used a thick-sliced applewood smoked bacon. I love the use of thick-sliced bacon in this because you get these nice chewy smokey bacon bits throughout!

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Wilted lettuce salad with hot bacon dressing comes together quickly so gather all your ingredients and start by cutting the bacon into small chunks and fry in a pan on medium heat. While your bacon is frying you can pull all the other ingredients together. For the lettuce, wash, rinse and dry in a salad spinner. Chop the green onion in small diced pieces and then thinly slice the radishes. Finally, get out the salt and pepper and measure up your vinegar, it’s almost time to eat! In the video below I will show you how to pull all this together.

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Soups and Salads Family Favorites
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Cooking Time: 20 Total Time: 30

A family favorite with every ingredient keto friendly you and the entire family will love it!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups mixed lettuce-I used Parris Cos and Green Leaf
  • 1/3 cup Green onion
  • 6 medium radishes
  • 5 slices thick-cut applewood smoked bacon
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

1

Cut up bacon into 1 inch pieces and place in frying pan over medium heat.

2

While bacon is frying wash lettuce, spin in a salad spinner to dry and tear into bite sized pieces and put into large bowl.

3

Rinse green onions and dice into pieces and place in bowl with the lettuce.

4

Wash radishes, thinly slice the radishes and place into bowl with lettuce and green onion.

5

Sprinkle salt and pepper over the lettuce and vegetables.

6

Pour vinegar over the top of the entire mixture.

7

When bacon is crispy in the pan and the fat has rendered off, carefully pour the bacon along with the rendered fat over the entire mixture, it will sizzle and crackle.

8

Use salad tongs to toss the salad and distribute the hot bacon dressing throughout.

Nutrition

  • 245 Calories
  • 6g Carbohydrates
  • 21g Fat
  • 3g Fiber
  • 7g Protein
  • 271mg Sodium
  • 1g Sugar

Notes

Serve immediately, you will want to eat it all....as once the dressing is on the salad continues to 'wilt'. It's that good that you won't have any leftovers anyway! Nutrition facts configured with the Nutrifox app.

And now you have read and seen the glory of Wilted Lettuce Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing. This is a family favorite but also a staple in my keto diet. It keeps me on track, is filling and satisfying. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Stay on the Rise,

Sara

In the Home

Endless Keto Salads from a Simple Lettuce Garden

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Parris Cos Lettuce and Green Leaf Lettuce with Bunching Onions

Do you love a great salad with fresh mixed lettuces, crispy vegetables and fresh herbs? Me too! Create endless keto salads anytime from a simple lettuce garden in your backyard on your patio or deck and with hardly any effort, but a lot of reward, you can grow your own salad garden that is perfect for your keto lifestyle.

Do I need a green thumb to grow a Simple Lettuce Garden?

The answer is totally NO! With little to no gardening experience you can have a simple lettuce garden that keeps you on track with your keto way of eating. First, I do not consider myself to have a green thumb, so I get ridiculously excited when I see lettuce growing on my deck. Next, choose what types of lettuce, veggies and herbs you love then get started on your simple lettuce garden and soon you will be making endless keto salads…no green thumb required! This year I expanded my growing to include, radishes, green onions and fresh herbs and a couple strawberry plants.

Supplies you will need for your Simple Lettuce Garden

Personally, I love simple containers or using re-purposed items from around my home like this old soda container.

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Bunching Onions and Radishes

The containers need to be big enough to hold your soil and sized to the right amount for you and your family. Grow enough for two to twenty, it’s up to you! I purchased my containers at Costco, they are a perfect size for our house of three and cute as can be! The smaller containers for growing herbs came from Dollar Tree, yep, you heard it Dollar Tree. I was able to plant my favorite herbs and arrange them on the deck for easy watering and harvesting. Now, here are the rest of the supplies I purchased for my Simple Lettuce Garden:

  • Bags of soil for garden vegetables-enough to fill the containers you chose to use.
  • Variety of seeds; lettuce, herbs, radish and green onions, get what you love!
  • Spray bottle for watering
  • Plant markers

Local Seeds

As you can see, the supply list is pretty short. The seeds I purchased online from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds out of Mansfield, Missouri, they have the most beautiful seed catalog and I wish I had a big enough garden (and the time) to grow every seed they carry! With that said, I totally recommend checking out their website, but you can purchase seeds from anywhere in your local area or your favorite seed company. If you choose not to start from seed, grab some plants and put them right into the containers.

Now, you have your supplies, it’s time for the planting, growing and maintenance of your garden which is as easy as reading the back of the seed packets or following the recommendations on the packs of plants.

Endless Keto Salads

You have grown the simple lettuce garden and finally, the time has come to harvest your veggie’s so get ready for endless keto salads with the absolute freshest ingredients straight from your home! From a simple lettuce salad that is lightly dressed or a ‘go big or go home salad’ whichever you choose it will be delicious and perfect for your keto diet! Here are three of my favorite salads you can make with ingredients straight from your garden!

Cobb Salad with Pork Belly Croutons
Sara’s Summer Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

Get growing…and whatever you choose to put in your Simple Lettuce Garden, you will reap the rewards of sticking with your keto diet and making something for your home that supports your keto lifestyle, one step closer to your health and wellness goals.

Stay On the Rise,

Sara

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Herbs are starting to take off!
Breakfast/ Recipes

Perfect Easy-to-Peel Hardboiled Eggs Everytime

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Hard boiled eggs are a staple in the Keto diet. They are low in carbs, rich in protein, vitamins and nutrients and are so versatile. I love to have them warm in the morning with bacon or sausage, in a beautiful Cobb salad for lunch or in something as simple as deviled-eggs. I am going to show you how to make perfect easy-to-peel hardboiled eggs everytime.

The Ingredients

Ha! Got you there! The ingredients are easy….eggs! Now we can go a bit further and talk about store bought eggs or farm fresh eggs. In the video, I am using farm fresh eggs from my wonderful friend Jenny and her chickens from Daffodil Ridge. The pictures and video don’t do the eggs justice, they are the prettiest blue and speckled brown eggs you have ever seen!

As much as I love farm fresh eggs, I can tell you that store bought eggs peel easier than farm fresh eggs. Interesting fact, the membrane of the farm fresh egg is bound tighter to the egg when it is fresh as opposed to eggs that have been sitting longer in the case of the store bought egg. Whichever type of egg you choose to boil I can without a doubt tell you that as long as you are following this tutorial you will be amazed at how easy-to-peel either type will be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE8AHZV8CRc

What’s the Secret?

The secret to perfect easy-to-peel hardboiled eggs is in the method of how they are cooked. Follow along with the video or follow these simple steps to perfection!

  • Fill a large pot about 3/4 of the way full with cold water
  • On the stovetop, bring the pot of water to a moderate boil
  • Once the water comes to a boil use a slotted spoon to gently add the eggs to the boiling water one at a time
  • Once all the eggs (however many you want to cook) are added to the water boil the eggs for 13 minutes…..Yep! Set your timer!
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  • While the eggs are boiling, prepare the icebath
  • When the 13 minutes are up, turn off the stove and using your slotted spoon carefully remove the eggs from the boiling water and put immediately into the icebath
  • Allow the eggs to sit in the icebath 1-2 minutes, so they are not hot to handle when peeling
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  • Take the egg from the icebath and crack on a hard surface and start peeling
  • Last, be AMAZED at how easy these eggs are to peel and how perfectly the are cooked

Additional Hints and Tips for Boiled Eggs

Ok, now you have it down. I want to give some additional tips of advice for cooking. First, I do find from time to time that as gentle as I am when putting the eggs into the boiling water, I may have an egg here and there slightly crack. If this happens to you, it’s fine, your end result will still be great, trust me.

Another tip is if you want to try the egg let’s say for breakfast and you want the yolk to be oozy or softer than hard boiled, then by all means do it…just boil for a bit less time than the 13 minutes. When I use a medium sized egg I can achieve a soft boiled egg at about 11 minutes. And speaking of egg size, eggs come in all sizes from small to jumbo. For this tutorial, I used a medium sized egg and the 13 minute timer gave consistent results and perfect easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs everytime! Get boiling!

Stay On the Rise,

Sara