I love deviled eggs. The more mayo, the better. But of course, the more health conscious I become, the more I cringe at the fat and calories those luscious deviled eggs contain. Lately, the guilt has become, well, really annoying.
So recently, when my brother’s family stayed with us, I learned that my niece makes her deviled eggs with avocado, sans the mayo. Of course, I had to try them!
Avocado is rich with natural fat; in fact, it’s one of the fattiest plant foods we know. But there’s so much GOOD in avocados–fiber, potassium, zero cholesterol and low in saturated fat to name a few–that they’re considered a superfood.
The avocado will mash beautifully with the yolks. I must admit I initially missed the tang of all that mayo I’m used to, so start slowly. Just add a few tablespoons of mayo to the avocado, and that will help ease the transition to a healthier deviled egg.
Indulge. You’ll be glad that annoying guilt is gone!
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