Un-Deviled Eggs w Fresh Herbs

Easter is approaching and that means that many of us will be overloaded with hard-boiled eggs. The fact of the matter is: I'm okay with that. I usually have a bowl of them in my fridge, anyway. Hard-boiled eggs are a satisfying post-workout snack, or protein-rich breakfast, or delicious addition to salads and sandwiches. They're so versatile and tasty—and incredibly nutritious. You should all have them at the ready in your fridges, too!

Of course, I love deviled eggs. Don't most people? But I don't always want something as rich, caloric, or time-consuming as traditional deviled eggs. So, I often make what I call un-deviled eggs. Whether you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or working out a lot, these eggs are for you.

Just peel and halve your hard-boiled eggs.

Eggs, in various states of undress.

Swipe the flat top of the halves with a thin layer of mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt, or crème fraîche (try my easy homemade version). 

Top with a generous sprinkling of sea salt (I used a seasoned salt that includes parsley) and freshly-ground pepper.

Dip the flat tops into a plate of chopped fresh herbs. I used chives and parsley for some, and chives and dill for the others. But any herbs you have on hand will work. Truly, eggs and herbs are a match made in heaven. You'll need about a tablespoon of chopped herbs per each two egg halves.

Chives and parsley, together again.

Easy, right? Nothing devilish about this high-protein, low-calorie, low-carb snack. We're adding very few calories to the egg because we are limiting the amount of mayonnaise; we are boosting the flavor and nutrition through the fresh herbs, which provide everything from vitamins C and K to calcium to folate. 

Plus, the herbs are just so pretty. After this rough winter—full of snow and ice storms and bitter cold—I am ready for a verdant season. These eggs remind me that spring is coming!

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  1. Mmh, looks so pretty and delicious! I could see myself putting these out during the Passover seder!

    1. Yes, good idea! Eggs and herbs for everyone this time of year :-)


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