Don’t save your deviled eggs for your next family party. Healthy deviled eggs should be part of your life every day!
I asked myself why I only make deviled eggs on holidays, or when we have an appetizer assignment for a family party. Deviled eggs are not only packed with protein, but it’s a snack that is massively satisfying while I’v been on Bikini prep! It’s a nice little deviation from typical hard boiled egg snacks!
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The Deviled Egg Printable Recipe
Best Healthy Deviled Eggs
- Egg Cooker
- 4 medium eggs
- 2 tablespoon light mayo
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika optional
- 1 sprig parsley optional
- Cook the eggs until they are hard boiled
- Peel the hard boiled eggs.
- Slice the long ways down the center of the whites.
- Remove the yolks.
- Combine the yolks only with mayo, mustard, vinegar, and salt. Mix until creamy.
- Scoop the yolk mixture back into the egg whites.
Are Eggs Healthy?
I was fortunate enough to live through the era where we were told to limit our eggs, and then for that recommendation to be questioned. (source). The idea to limit eggs were due to the eggs being high in cholesterol, thus contributing to heart disease. What scientists have determined however is that dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol are only weakly related. As a bonus, the fat in these eggs are good for you.
How to make Deviled Eggs Healthier
For the most part, deviled eggs are already pretty healthy. The only questionable ingredient is usually mayonnaise, because it’s a highly processed fat. I’ve replaced full fat mayo for light mayo in order to cut the calories in half. I’ve tried fat free mayo, but I feel like the eggs lose their flavor with fat free mayonnaise. Also, it’s been increasingly difficult to find fat free mayo, but light mayo is always on the store shelves.
Perfect peeling of boiled eggs
For 45 years I have never been able to get my hard boiled eggs to peel perfectly. Some methods will work once or twice, and then I get a handful of batches that don’t peel at all. It’s been VERY inconsistent for me. That is UNTIL I bought this mini egg cooker from Amazon. The one I got was only $15, but I couldn’t find that one to link to, but it is the same gadget. Maybe someone cranked up the price cause they are suddenly in high demand, but I suspect it will go back down. Our eggs peel perfectly when we use the little puncture tool to make a hole in the top of the shell. Totally worth the money! I love having hard boiled eggs on hand, and this is the perfect tool to keep them.
Finally, once you’ve made some deviled eggs for every day snacking, store them in the fridge and have them ready for you any time!
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