I admit it. I have a serious weakness for deviled eggs. I can’t imagine a summer bbq or pool-side picnic without their presence. But considering our family recipe comes with 150-300 calories per egg, depending on the amount of mayo added, I knew that for my new healthy lifestyle, I needed to find a new “lighter” recipe.
After searching high and low, I came across these super yummy “Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs” from SkinnyMs.
The secret is in in the non-fat Greek yogurt in place of the traditional mayo. A little bit of honey is added to sweeten them up just a bit and instead of the vinegar, I opted for my families favorite, sweet pickle juice. No one could tell that these were lightened up and not our usual picnic-fare.
- 4 large eggs, hard boiled and shells removed
- 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, nonfat
- 1 teaspoon white or cider vinegar, optional freshly squeezed lemon juice (I opted for sweet pickle juice)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional, I did use it)
- ½ teaspoon yellow or Dijon mustard (I used Kroger Dijon)
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- Paprika for garnish
- Place eggs in pot of cold water - water level should be 1-2 inches above eggs.
- Heat to rolling boil and then turn off heat and cover eggs and let simmer for 12 minutes.
- Rinse eggs in cold water and peel.
- Slice hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise.
- Remove yolks, add to a small mixing bowl and mash with a fork.
- Combine in a separate bowl the remaining ingredients, except paprika.
- Add yogurt mixture to yolks and stir to combine.
- Evenly divide mixture inside the egg whites.
- Sprinkle with paprika and refrigerate until ready to eat.
- Optional add ins: 1 tablespoon diced green onions; 1 tablespoon diced sun-dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil & drained); 1 tablespoon diced pimientos (drained); 1 teaspoon dried diced onion or dried diced garlic.
Amount per serving: SmartPoints: 3, Calories: 98, Total Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Sugars: 2 g, Sodium: 87 mg, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 7 g, Cholesterol: 190