Healthier Deviled Eggs

Eggs are an obvious choice when trying to lighten up eating habits. They’re a great whole-food source of protein, and super easy to pack as an on-the-go snack. But, don’t you dare toss those yolks! Despite the bad press egg yolks have gotten for cholesterol, when eaten in moderation egg yolks can actually help beat belly fat! The yolk contains chemicals that help our bodies feel satisfied, which helps prevent overeating.

A figure friendly remake

Traditional deviled eggs are made with loads of mayonnaise. I have my personal issues with mayonnaise from a taste bud perspective, but mayo is also very rich in calories and fat. If your goal is a light and healthy snack in eggs, that mayo could sabotage your good intention. That’s where these little gems came along.

**The measurements are very specific in this recipe**

  • 5 eggs
  • Fat blob of dijon mustard
  • Small squirt of yellow mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Few dashes of hot sauce
  • Tiny bit of mayonnaise (made with olive oil) for consistency

20150810_140925To hard boil eggs, I fill a pot with water and place the eggs in. I then bring the water to a boil, and let the eggs cook for 10 minutes. I let the water cool until I can bare to get my eggs out without scalding myself. I pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to take the edge off before the painstaking peeling process begins. Any tips for peeling eggs?

eggCarefully slice the eggs in half and place the yolks in a separate bowl. Mash the yolks all together and add all other ingredients. If you’re still skeptical about egg yolks, you can always discard 1 or 2 yolks in this process.yolk

Spoon the filling back into the egg halves, and then sprinkle with paprika. These have more of a kick than traditional deviled eggs, but they are far more figure friendly. Not to mention, I see nothing wrong with food that has a little kick. I prefer my food feisty.

A figure friendly remake

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7 thoughts on “Healthier Deviled Eggs

  1. Oh how I love deviled eggs! I put golden spicey mustard in mine with way too much mayo. lol I’ve wondered how they would taste if you substituted the mayo for greek yogurt?? I might have to give that a try to see what happens,

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  2. I eat about a dozen eggs a week… scrambled/hard boiled/over easy… but never deviled! The texture of the yolk gives me the heeby jeebies ! I tried some deviled eggs at a restaurant recently and actually enjoyed them, so I may have to give your recipe a whirl! And no, unfortunately I have no tips for peeling HB eggs…in fact I sometimes pout about it so hard that my husband has to do it. The struggle.

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  3. I LOVE deviled eggs. They single-handedly sustained me through the first few weeks of breastfeeding. And I love that your recipe doesn’t have much mayo in it. I’m definitely going to give this one a try. Thanks!

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