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Deviled Eggs Made Healthier: An Inexpensive Labor Day Appetizer


Planning a Labor Day Picnics and/or BBQ? Deviled Eggs are one of my favorite appetizers to make and eat, and they are a budget-friendly snack as well. But health-wise, maybe deviled eggs are not at the top of a eating healthy list.

So I was very happy to come across a healthier deviled egg recipe from EatingWell.com. By replacing some of the egg yolk with non-fat cottage cheese, you can cut out some fat and still enjoy a a delicious and inexpensive party appetizer!

Here is the healthier Deviled Egg Recipe from EatingWell:

EatingWell Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.

12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled
1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Paprika for garnish

1. Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.
2. Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Makes 24 servings.

Per serving: 34 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 71 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 85 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium.

Tip: To hard-boil eggs: Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.

Comments

AMH615 said…
I may have to try your recipe. I generally only like Hellman's in my deviled eggs... but that makes them so fattening!

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