While we’re the first to admit that deviled eggs have a reputation for being a little tricky and definitely fattening, done the right way, they are neither time consuming nor unhealthy. They are in fact, quite wholesome. Plus, kids love them.
Consider the duo of deviled eggs in the photo: once the eggs are boiled, you can knock these out in two minutes, tops. The pair of them, made with light mayo, weigh in at less than 100 calories and about 2 ½ grams of saturated fat. Give them to your kids for an afternoon snack and it will nourish and fill them up far better than anything you’ll find in any of those “100 Calorie” snack bags.
1. Start with a hard boiled, peeled egg. Cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the cooked yolk, and put into a small bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise, a small pinch of salt, and a couple of turns with a pepper grinder. Mash with a fork until creamy.
2. Fill the cavity of each egg half with the yolk mixture. Top with a dash of paprika or a pinch of fresh, minced chives.
Katie Sullivan Morford is a mom, food writer and registered dietitian. You can find her family-friendly recipes and kitchen wisdom at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook