You may be winding down from one Holiday, but I am already gearing up for the next celebration this Holiday Season! In need of a healthy Holiday appetizer to take to your next dinner party? Look no further than my healthier version of Deviled Eggs, made with heart-healthy fats and absolutely no mayo or any diary for that matter!
This week's Meal Makeover: Healthier Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
This past Tuesday I posted my top 5 healthy holiday tips to help you maintain and not gain weight over the Holidays. My 5th tip, bring your own healthy option, is especially important when it comes to bringing an appetizer or side dish to a gathering. Making a healthy appetizer that you know is made with wholesome ingredients will enable you to enjoy the social hour before the food is served without over-doing it before the main meal. Not sure what healthy appetizer to make for your next Holiday party? Try this simple healthier version of deviled eggs, made with avocado for extra heart-healthy fat and fiber, without the excess calories and saturated fat in the tradition recipe!
Ingredients: (Makes 12 servings)
- 6 hardboiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pit removed
- 1 ½ tsp lemon or lime juice, fresh
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Paprika to garnish
- First you need to hard boil the eggs! Place the eggs in a pot, add just enough cold water so that they are fully covered, and put on high heat. Add a little salt to the pot, too — it’ll make them easier to peel.
- Cover and bring them to a boil, then turn off the heat and let them sit, still covered, for 12 minutes. Then they are ready! I usually rinse them with some cold water and let them sit for a bit to cool them down first. You can also put them in an ice bath.
- Once they’ve cooled, peel them and cut them lengthwise.
- Place the whites on a plate and the yolks in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the paprika) to the yolks in the bowl, and mash it all together. If you would like the mixture to be smooth, use a blender.
- Once it is mostly uniform, add the mixture into a pastry bag (or carefully place with a spoon) back into the empty egg whites, top with a sprinkle of paprika, and enjoy!
Here is a short video I made for this simple, yet delicious recipe as part of the Maintain, Don't Gain Movement!
Now doesn't that look so simple (and delicious)! Now it's your turn! Go grab the wholesome ingredients and make this healthy appetizer for your next Holiday Party!
Happy cooking and have a wonderful week ahead!