Ready to get those eggs prepared for Sunday? What’s the best way to do it? Many people overcook their eggs and that results in a gray-green color around the yolk. It isn’t harmful, but it doesn’t look the best.

To cook your eggs without the green, place a single layer of eggs in a pan. Cover them with enough cold water to bring the water an inch over the tops of the eggs. Heat them just to boiling. Remove from heat and set a timer for fifteen minutes (for large eggs). Then drain off the water and cool the eggs with running cold water. For more details, The American Egg Board gives some excellent directions as well as a video.

Remember, eggs, even if hard-cooked, should not be left out at room temperature for more than two hours. If the Easter Bunny hides your eggs more than two hours before your egg hunt, you should not eat them.

Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse. With only about 80 calories, protein, and lots of vitamins and minerals, they are a great addition to a healthy diet.

Have a safe and happy Easter!