If it weren’t for the smell…

they’d be the perfect snack!  I’m talking about deviled eggs.  Unfortunately hard boiled eggs just stink!

But since they make such a great snack, I’ll let you in on my little secret….

hard boiled

I am usually a total egg snob, insisting on locally raised pastured eggs. (To find out more, read this post Why I don’t buy my eggs here.)  But those wonderful pastured eggs I buy are so fresh that if you hard boil them they are almost impossible to peel.  Which makes for pretty pathetic looking deviled eggs.

So when it comes to deviled eggs, especially if I am taking them somewhere, I cheat.  Yes, I am a bad girl, cheating on my pastured eggs.  The precooked and peeled eggs in the bag at the grocery store are so much easier.

Deviled eggs are one of those things you don’t really need a recipe for…peel the eggs if they’re not already peeled, cut in half the long way, and scoop the yolk into a bowl.

From there, you can really get creative.   Mash the yolks up with a little bit of mayo, then add what you like.  Mustard is good…I especially like a grainy dijon mustard.  A little sweet pickle relish is nice, but check the label.  So many have high fructose corn syrup.  I’d much rather have my relish made with a little real sugar than gross GMO corn syrup.

My favorite new mix in for deviled eggs is hot sauce.   Seriously addictive.  I have my friend Kelly Winters over at Primally Inspired to thank for that idea.  Kelly gives a detailed recipe.  Since I am too lazy to measure anything, I just throw in a blob of mayo, a generous splash of hot sauce, and mash it up.

Now, about that mayo.

Most mayo is made with crappy, possibly GMO vegetable oils.  Your best bet would be to make it yourself, with pastured eggs and high quality olive or avocado oil.  Yeah right!  I actually have tried that, and it really wasn’t hard with a stick blender.  But it’s not something I’m going to do on a regular basis.

So here’s my other little deviled egg secret:

mayo

Primal Kitchen Mayo is amazing.  It’s made with avocado oil and cage free eggs.  Not only does it taste delicious, avocado oil is amazing for you.  It has a great fatty acid profile and is much less processed than other oils, simply because an avocado contains so much fat that it is easy to extract.  Avocado oil has even been shown to reduce sun damage and inflammation in our skin, and protect the integrity of our skin’s calls.

I haven’t seen Primal Kitchen Mayo in any stores yet.  At least not here in central PA.  You can get it on amazon (here’s a link:  Primal Kitchen Mayo ) but it’s really pricey.

I’ve been ordering it from Thrive Market at a much more reasonable price (although still way more than Hellman’s or Kraft!)  I really believe it’s important to use the highest quality fats you can.  They keep us healthy on a cellular level.

If you missed my earlier post on Thrive ( If Whole Foods and Costco had a baby ), it’s a membership only online store that carries Whole Foods type of products at Costco prices.  You can try it for a month for free by clicking on this link:

Thrive Market Free Trial

If you’re looking for a fun, filling, high protein snack, go make yourself some deviled eggs!  Can they help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  For sure!  You’ll be happy eating such a fun, healthy snack!  Eggs, particularly yolks, are full of nutrients that our bodies need to stay healthy.  And the protein and biotin is great for healthy skin, hair and nails.  If you use the avocado oil mayo, you’ll have even more skin benefits.  Either way, you’ll be hot!

Thanks for reading!  Do you make deviled eggs?  Any other fun, healthy snack ideas?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “If it weren’t for the smell…

  1. Hi from another Pennsylvanian…Lycoming Co. I noticed you mentioned Wegman’s so figured you were somewhere here in the Northeast. I love Wegman’s with all their organic choices – especially during winter when the local crops are scarce.

    My deviled eggs contain homemade mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a bit of sea salt and pepper. I also only purchase local farm eggs from pastured chicks and they just started also feeding them organic supplemental foods.

    Deviled eggs have always been a favorite food of mine (and family.) My mother always made them for family reunions, picnics, and sometimes just for us. I used to make deviled eggs quite often, but since the yolks are much healthier being soft/runny, I rarely make them hard boiled anymore. I do know about the peeling and gave up soft boiling them also because it was so difficult peeling them. I learned to poach them and now, that’s my favorite way to enjoy them.

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    1. Hi Ann! Thanks for checking in! Yes, I’m a big Wegmans fan. They make everything so easy, and even carry produce from some local organic farms. Your deviled eggs sound great! I try to eat soft yolks as much as I can. For breakfast I usually make them over easy in a tiny cast iron pan. And poached is great. I actually have heard that is one of the best ways to eat an egg, health wise. Haven’t made them in awhile but now I’m in the mood for them!

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