Hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein, and with a little creativity, they can find their way into your breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. We’ve got some great tips to make this protein powerhouse a functional ingredient.

A hard-boiled egg with whole grain bread, organic fruit, and yogurt is a great way to start the day.

In terms of recipe ideas, start with a basic egg salad: peel the hard-boiled eggs, add a little mustard and organic mayo, salt, and pepper. Done. You can also dress up egg salad with a little curry powder, pesto, or capers and tarragon. Don’t forget that throwback: deviled eggs (egg salad plus sweet relish and a sprinkling of paprika).

Hard-boiled eggs are already a key ingredient in plenty of classic tasty salads. Here’s a quick rundown of some favorites: spinach salad, salad Nicoise, chef’s salad, and Cobb salad.

Potato salad with hard-boiled eggs, celery, peppers, and a little mayonnaise and mustard is always a nice alternative to potato salad without eggs.

Hard-boiled eggs add texture and flavor to fish-based salads as well: tuna salad, salmon salad, lobster salad, and crab salad.

Use your leftover hard-boiled eggs in pasta carbonara or in a bacon, egg, and cheese croissant, sandwich, or wrap.

For the more adventurous cooks, flounder in filo­—flaky white fish layered with sour cream, Parmesan and Swiss cheese, breadcrumbs, hard-boiled eggs, and scallions and baked in puff pastry—is worth the effort. Similarly, hard-boiled eggs add color, texture, and flavor—along with carrots, green beans, and red peppers—to marinated meats such as flank steak for Italian roulade (rolled, browned, and steamed or braised) or a flank steak mosaic.

Inspired Organics cage-free large and jumbo eggs are the start to a spring bursting with fresh flavor. And if you don’t want to spend your time cooking and peeling eggs yourself, Inspired Organics offers organic hard-boiled eggs in convenient two-pack and six-pack containers.