Healthier Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs
Cover deviled eggs with plastic wrap or foil to keep the yellow part from becoming hardened. Hillary Kladke/Getty Images
Total Time 30 min
Prep 20 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 12 eggs (92 calories each)

This deviled eggs recipe is a basic recipe with a healthy twist. The reduced-fat mayonnaise and sugar-free sweet relish take what normally is high in calories, fat, sugar, and carbs and turns this favorite into an appetizer you can eat without feeling guilty. You can also vary the flavors by adding herbs, low-fat blue cheese dressing, or even crab or smoked salmon.

This recipe calls for sugar-free sweet relish, but you can leave it out or use dill relish. If you use dill relish, taste to see if it would be better with a tiny bit of sugar added to balance out the flavors.

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs, hard cooked
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard (yellow or brown)
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free sweet pickle relish or dill relish, optional
  • A few drops of hot sauce
  • About 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, optional
  • Paprika - sweet, hot, or smoked, depending on your taste

Preparation

  1. Peel the eggs, carefully split them in half, and remove the yolks to a medium bowl.
  2. Mash the egg yolks with a fork, and mix well with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Fill the cavities of the egg white halves, smoothing the mixture over the top (or you can use a pastry bag to pipe it in).
  4. Sprinkle additional paprika over the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

More Healthy Appetizer Ideas

  • Vegetables and dips are some of the easiest, healthiest, crunchiest, and colorful appetizers around. Use three or four contrasting colors on a huge platter for a pretty presentation. To make hard vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower easier to eat, blanch them for 2 minutes and then immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water for a quick cool-down.
  • As an alternative to dunking your veggies into a dip, stuff the dip into the veggies instead. Mini bell peppers or cherry tomatoes make good vessels. Or dollop the dip onto cucumber rounds or jicama squares.
  • Shrimp cocktail is easy and can be healthier when served with sugar-free shrimp cocktail sauce. Another good shrimp idea is a coconut shrimp recipe using less sugar.
  • Cheese platters are always popular, especially when contrasted with melon slices or berries, or small mounds of sugar-free apricot jam. You can also serve a stuffed brie cheese with low-calorie fillings for something rich without all of the guilt.
  • Smoked salmon, prosciutto, and chicken wings are all great appetizers that pump up the protein. Just be sure to grill or bake the chicken wings instead of fry.

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