Whether you are making plans to enjoy a family bike ride, scale a 14er or spend the day by the pool, eggs are a delicious and nutritious way to “fuel your fun” this spring and summer. For National Egg Month this May, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association offers a new way to hard-boil eggs and invites Coloradans to enjoy DTC Eats, an egg-citing summer event.
“With the weather warming up, many people are spending more time outside doing activities such as hiking, biking and swimming,” Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “We need the essential nutrients and protein found in eggs to fuel our bodies as we get outside and get active.”
One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein in only 70 calories. Eggs also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral your body needs. All of the nutrients found in eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. Fuel your body with a healthy diet, including eggs, so you can enjoy the beautiful weather and fun outdoor activities spring and summer offer.
As you get ready to “fuel your fun” with eggs this season, you may be looking for a new way to cook them. According to the American Egg Board, this new way to hard-boil eggs makes them not only easier to peel, but also cuts the classic hard-boiling cook time by nearly one-third. Instead of waiting for an entire pot filled with water and eggs to boil, try this new method:
1. HEAT ½- to 1-inch of water in a large saucepan to boiling over high heat. Carefully place a steamer insert into the pan over boiling water OR proceed to Step 2, if not using a steamer insert.
2. Carefully ADD eggs using a large spoon or tongs. COVER pan. Continue cooking for 12 minutes for large eggs (13 minutes for extra large eggs).
3. DRAIN immediately and serve warm OR cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then REFRIGERATE.
And if you would rather let someone else cook the eggs so you can focus on the fun, we have an event for you. CEP is kicking off National Egg Month as presenting sponsor of this year’s DTC Eats! Starting May 9th, join us in the Denver Tech Center at 4700 S. Syracuse, the corner of S. Syracuse and Union, every other Monday for egg-cellent lunches prepared by Denver's finest food trucks. Look for the CEP logo on food trucks featuring specialty egg dishes. For more information, visit ColoradoEggProducers.com.
Make the incredible edible egg part of your spring and summer diet. Eggs can provide you with the fuel you need while out on adventures, at parties and events like DTC Eats.
About Colorado Egg Producers Association
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is a membership organization representing six farms throughout Colorado. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for its community, as illustrated by their regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state and its partnership with the Good Egg Project, an initiative from America’s egg farmers that aims to educate people about where eggs come from and to encourage Americans to help conquer hunger in the U.S. Egg farmers throughout Colorado pride themselves on providing a high quality, protein-dense food like eggs to citizens in this great state. We are also proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free eggs, organic, nutrient enhanced, brown and white eggs. You can find locally produced, fresh, wholesome and safe eggs in the dairy section of your favorite Colorado supermarkets. The six CEP farms are Colorado Egg, LLC; Country Side Pullets; Morning Fresh Farms; NestFresh; Opal Foods and Sparboe Farms. For more facts and information about eggs and CEP, including a list of where to buy Colorado eggs, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com.