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Eggs in Schools

How to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs


 

Hard-Boiled Egg Recipes

Not only are hard-boiled eggs kid-friendly, they offer an easy way to add protein to salads, sandwiches, bowls and more. Whole eggs can provide the foundation for a grab n’ go protein box, and whether you dice em’, slice em’ or wedge em’ they make excellent toppers for salads, noodle bowls and more.1

P.S. Adding whole eggs to salads increases vitamin absorption.2

Protein Box Lunch (K-8)

Yield: 20 servings (1 box, 13.5 oz., 380 g)
Meal Equivalencies: 1.75 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate, 2 oz. eq. grain, 1/4 cup dark green vegetable, 1/2 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/2 cup fruit

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Bistro Egg Sandwich

Yield: 20 servings (1 sandwich, 5.6 oz., 159 g)
Meal Equivalencies: 2 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate, 2 oz. eq. grain, 1/8 cup dark green vegetable, 1/8 cup red/orange vegetable
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Shake Up Chopped Salad

Yield: 20 servings (1 salad, 7 oz., 200 g, 1 oz. dressing)
Meal Equivalencies: 2 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate, 1/2 cup other vegetable, 1/4 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/4 cup starchy vegetable
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Protein-Packed Veggie Salad

Yield: 20 servings (1 salad, 8.7 oz., 247 g, 1 oz. dressing)
Meal Equivalencies: 2.75 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate, 1/4 cup dark green vegetable, 1/4 cup other vegetable, 1/4 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/4 cup starchy vegetable
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Smart Snacked
One large hard-boiled egg is now approved as part of the USDA Smart Snacks program. Learn more


1. http://www.eggnutritioncenter.org/topics/physical-performance/
2. Kim JE, Ferruzzi MG, Campbell WW. Egg Consumption Increases Vitamin E Absorption from Co-Consumed Raw Mixed Vegetables in Healthy Young Men. J Nutr. 2016. [epub ahead of print]

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