Monday, September 30, 2013

Healthy Avocado Deviled Eggs {with a kick}



I finally got tired of breakfast casserole. The idea of waking up and eating one more square of egg/veggie/meatness made me gag a little, so I tried eggs another way: Deviled! I assume they are called "deviled" eggs because just one tiny half egg contains at least 5 grams of fat, meaning if you eat 2 halves (in my book 2 halves = 1) you have consumed almost 20% of the recommended daily fat for a 2,000 calorie diet before 8 a.m. And if I'm at a party, AS IF I would ever just eat 1-2 of these babies. So yeah, that's not for me. I experimented with a few different ways to keep the texture but cut out the fat, and this was my favorite. The cilantro and lime added a nice kick, but my conclusion is that I'm down with hard boiled eggs for breakfast but maybe deviled eggs can stay a party food.



Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 (unless you eat deviled eggs the way I do- in this case it makes 1.5 servings)
Ingredients:
  • 6 large eggs ($1.25)
  • 1/2 avocado ($.50)
  • 1 tablespoon Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 sprinkle cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 Lime (the juice)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
To boil the eggs: Put your eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add cold water (the water should be about an inch higher than the eggs) and about a teaspoon of salt (supposedly this keeps them from cracking?). Bring the water to a boil and as soon as it starts boiling remove the pan from the heat. Then turn the stove down to "low", return the eggs to the heat, and let it sit for 1 minute.  After 1 minute, remove them from the heat again, cover the pan, and let them sit for 12 minutes. Then transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and let them sit in there until they're cooled off (about 5 minutes). That's it!

For the egg guts: Halve all your eggs and carefully scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Combine the yolks, avocado, yogurt, cilantro, lime and seasonings and mix it until it's scoopable and greenish. Transfer spoonfuls of the mixture into each egg half. Annndd...enjoy your deviled eggs! I know for me the cilantro and lime juice were a little too much so the next time I left those out and they tasted more like regular deviled eggs.

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