While I’m in China, I’ll have a series of guest posters and backlogged posts going up.
First up is Lynn of The Actor’s Diet! She and her fellow blogger Christy are two lovely ladies who work hard and have fun while sharing their delicious dishes with us! Ever since I found their blog last year, I’ve been loving their insights into the world of acting and their very human day-to-day eats. I’m very excited to introduce the wonderful Lynn to The Happiness in Health! You can read more about her here.
Hello Happiness in Health Readers! This is Lynn from The Actors Diet. For those of you unfamiliar with our site, we are two actresses who blog about our daily diet and the superficial pressures of Hollywood with a focus on health and positive body image. Thanks to Jessie for this guest post!
Being an actor, I never know what my day-to-day schedule is going to be like. Sometimes it’s crazy – most times it’s not – but in the world of entertainment (especially television) everything is done very last-minute. If I find myself scrambling around for auditions or appearances or meetings, I like to have easy-to-grab things in the house that I can eat in my car (usually while sitting in horrendous Los Angeles traffic). My main fridge essential is a batch of hard boiled eggs:
My fool-proof way to hard boil eggs is to cover them in cold water, bring them to a boil, then remove them from the heat. Cover with a lid, and set the timer to 10 minutes. Drain, cover with cold water (2 or 3 rinses, add some ice too) and let them sit for another 10 minutes. They’ll peel easily and last for about a week in the fridge!
Thanks, Lynn, for your awesome post! I’m craving some hard boiled eggs right now :D
I’m a huge fan of eggs, and not just because they taste good. I alluded to how wonderful eggs are in this post. For those of you who include eggs in your diet, eggs are a cheap source of high quality protein. An egg costs about 24 cents and offers 70 calories, 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of monounsaturated fats (MUFA), and other good stuff like choline, lutein, and zeaxanthin. For those of you worried about cholesterol levels: Contrary to popular belief, eating cholesterol does not raise your blood cholesterol. Eating a lot of saturated fat, however, will raise your blood cholesterol tremendously. For more information, check out the links here and here.
Q: Do you like eggs? Would you like me to write a post about eggs in the future: nutrition, recipes, etc.?