Yes, Dinner is a great time to eat eggs.

Eggs are often an overlooked food for dinner.  We love eggs because they are nutrient dense, inexpensive and quick and easy to make for dinner.  You can even cook hard boiled eggs ahead of time for a nice addition to a salad or sandwich for a quick weeknight meal.

How To Hard Boil an Egg and other Egg Recipes

Not sure how to make hard boiled eggs?

Check out this easy video on how to easily prepare eggs. One of our Registered Dietitians, Kait Fortunato makes these each weekend for a simple way to get more protein throughout the week.

YouTube video

How to cook Hard Boiled Eggs:

Julia Child’s recipe works every time for  dietitian Kait Fortunato

  • put eggs into a pot
  • cover with water
  • boil
  • once eggs start boiling, set timer for 1 minute
  • once timer goes off, remove pot from heat
  • set time for 13 minutes
  • once timer goes off, put eggs into iced water to rapidly cool
  • easily peel eggs

The benefits of Hard Boiled Eggs

  • are great to have on hand, and can be used in many ways!
  • can be a quick snack on-the-go, or chopped up and added to a salad.
  • can last for the entire week

Hard Boiled Eggs

How do you enjoy your eggs?

Here are some recipes and egg inspiration below.  Remember eggs do not have to just be eaten at breakfast.  Having eggs for lunch and dinner is a quick and easy meal.

Egg Recipes

  • Egg Sandwich
  • Avocado Egg Sandwich
  • Veggie Omelet
  • Sweet Potato with Egg and Spinach Scramble
  • Frittata
egg frittata

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein

Or have you tried muffin tin eggs?

egg breakfast

Photo by Kaitlin Eckstein


For more tips about how to Keep Your Dairy and Egg Products Safe, read this article from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics here.

Blog updated September 2019

Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.