100 lb. Club - Are boiled eggs a good snack?

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01-23-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm thinking they are for the protein. I like them, so I might try to eat some occassionally. Sound like a good idea?

01-23-2008, 04:43 PM
I love 'em. Great protein and potassium source, and neligible sugars and fats. Only 13 calories. But kind of depends on what plan you are following. They are pretty high in sodium and cholesterol.

01-23-2008, 04:47 PM
I think they're a great snack. Great protein.

01-23-2008, 04:54 PM
They are a great snack. I eat them often.

01-23-2008, 05:00 PM
They are a big part of my plan. I use them for snacks often, great protein punch, and when I get bored, I make deviled eggs with 'em.

01-23-2008, 05:04 PM
are garbanzo beans allowed on phase 1?

01-23-2008, 05:14 PM
Careful... I'd have to check, but I think they're more than 13 calories if you eat the whole egg (rather than just the egg white).

01-23-2008, 05:16 PM
I used to eat boiled egg whites, I would just take the yoke out. They were tolerable! LOL

01-23-2008, 05:16 PM
I believe a whole large egg is around 70 calories, if I recall correctly. I used to eat them all the time, until I got a "bad egg"...now I have to wait to get over that before I can eat 'em again, LOL!

01-23-2008, 05:30 PM
oooh, yikes, Cassie! :p I've been having a couple of whole boiled eggs for breakfast lately (it's just the easiest thing I can think of for breakfast... I'm not much of a morning person), and I've often been afraid of getting a "bad egg".... I'd be scarred of eggs, so what would I have for breakfast then?:shrug:

01-23-2008, 05:30 PM
They are 70 calories an egg if you eat the whole thing...I don't know without the yolk but I imagine still more than 13 calories. I use them for protein sometimes, but they are kinda high in fat for my plan, so you'll have to read the nutritional info and decide if they are right for you. I like to cut them up in salads for a protein boost.

01-23-2008, 05:45 PM
According to Fitday, one large egg white is 16 calories. I eat the whites only and stuff them with hummus.

01-23-2008, 05:51 PM
My bad - the chart I was looking at said it was 13 calories for 1 tablespoon chopped - not whole. Thank goodness for more diligent posters :thanks:

01-23-2008, 05:59 PM
Sheila- Stuffing an egg white with hummus is a fantastic idea! Sometimes, the hummus/veggie snack needs a little shake up. Thanks! I'm glad I read this thread!!

01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Yes, they are a great snack I egg a couple before going out sometimes so I don't get hungry.

01-23-2008, 07:34 PM
Thanks ladies for your input! I count calories, but have high cholesterol, so I'll take it easy on them. But a few can't hurt too much - and I've been buying the omega 3 eggs. I think those help cholesterol. :)

math puppy
01-23-2008, 07:35 PM
According to Fitday, one large egg white is 16 calories. I eat the whites only and stuff them with hummus.

hummus...you are a freak'n genius!

01-23-2008, 10:53 PM
Hard boiled eggs are a great snack. I always keep a few in the fridge and if I get panicky and want to binge I eat one with a big glass of water. It has stopped me from eating off plan many times.

01-23-2008, 11:30 PM
If you are looking for protein, try a cup of skim milk. It only has a few more calories, 91 vs 78, but it also has more protein, 8.7 vs 6.3 and it far better in fat 0.6 vs 5.3 and much less cholesterol 5 vs 212 (information via Calorieking).

Milk does the body good! :)

01-24-2008, 01:05 AM
The only way I like boiled eggs is sliced with a bit of ff mayo, mustard, a lil bit of relish and lots of celery and onion. Then I toast a low cal english muffin and eat it scooped on top, open-faced...YUMMY!

01-24-2008, 08:42 AM
Because of this thread I hard boiled eggs last night and brought an egg salad sandwhich (FF miracle whip, homemade bread, mostly egg whites) with me for lunch today! :)

01-24-2008, 08:47 AM
If you're worried about the cholesterol, just don't eat the yolks. Every gram of cholesterol in an egg is contained in the yolk... toss it and you've got a great snack! (Especially with hummus... yum!)

01-24-2008, 02:44 PM
yeah, I love Deviled Eggs--- make them with Light Miracle Whip (or FF miracle whip) and sprinkle with paprika. YUM (and there's not much more calories in the miracle whip)

I also make them as egg salad sandwiches--- more whites than yolk, mash up with light miracle whip, salt and pepper and VOILA--- yummy! Put on toasted whole grain bread with lettuce for a bit of crunch... mmmmm

01-24-2008, 02:49 PM
I love boiled eggs. thanks for new ideas

01-24-2008, 04:09 PM
I like to make a few up at a time and have them at the ready for a snack in a pinch. Yum.