Tiss the season for deviled eggs! YUM!
Eggs may have a bad reputation for their fat and cholesterol content, but not all of the fats in eggs are “bad.” Eggs provide heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, also known as MUFAs and PUFAs. Because eggs provide both helpful and potentially harmful fats, they can be included as part of an overall healthy balanced diet.
Here’s a tasty alternative to cutting down the PUFA’s in your deviled eggs. You can either eliminate the yolks altogether or use half egg yolk and half avocado.
Deviled egg filling – mix together “some” egg yolks & mashed, fresh, ripe avocado, some Dijon mustard to taste, as well as, salt and pepper. Fresh basil or dill is also tasty.
This filling won’t have many fewer calories but the avocado is purely monounsaturated fat and is high in fiber! A healthier alternative.
I personally use the avocado and mustard mixture (minus the egg yolks) as a dipping sauce for my chicken and other meats. It’s wonderful!