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Eating the Easter Eggs

In my family, Easter was always a favorite holiday.

I recall a family friend asking me what I loved most about the celebrations. My reply was “the egg salad.” Of course, I loved the bunny part but since my parents refused to get me a rabbit, it seemed wiser to focus on the egg part.

I loved dyeing the eggs crazy colors and hiding them in the yard, but I was especially excited about hunting and eventually feasting on much-anticipated egg salad sandwiches, the mark of an excellent ending to an excellent Easter. If you love Easter but aren’t sure what to do with all the leftover eggs, I’ve got some great ideas and egg salad is only the beginning.

You can enjoy leftover boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. They’re a quick, delicious source of high quality protein, they’re nutrient dense and provide vitamins B2 and A as well as iron. We’ve got more about eggs in our Eggs 101 Guide. If you intend to eat your cooked and dyed eggs, only have them out of the refrigerator for no more than two hours, and that includes hiding and hunting time. Any longer and the eggs are not safe to consume. Keep eggs with the shell on in the fridge for up to one week; they’ll stay fresher that way and you can easily peel them just before you need them.

Here’s a selection of creative, delicious ways to enjoy those leftover boiled Easter eggs:

Happy Easter! Got a great idea or two for using leftover Easter eggs? We’d love to hear.