Thursday, April 12, 2012

LEFTOVER EGGS?

I have a great tip from my friend Holy about your leftover Eater eggs and what to do with it.

Eggs are a main staple in our house. After Easter however, we have one dozen too many just sitting around. That’s when I started making a list of all the fun ways to eat these eggs so they do not go to waste. To see why Eggs Rock be sure to read “Eat Your Eggs” and see a special video by Tyler.


5 Favorite Easter Egg Snacks ~ Use Those Leftovers!


1. Hard Boiled

This is the obvious choice.

Nothing faster, easier nor more protein packed than a eating a couple hard boiled eggs as a snack. Throw a couple in a ziplock baggie and eat as is or a dash of sea salt, hot sauce or even soy sauce. I like to pair mine up with fresh melon like honeydew or cantaloupe.


2. Deviled Eggs

One of my favorite holiday snacks! This is my preferred recipe, a healthier version with a kick!

12 hard boiled eggs
½ cup cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish – drained
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1-2 Tablespoons horseradish (to taste)
¼ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
Salt and pepper ( to taste)
Paprika for garnish

Puree the cottage cheese in until smooth. In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks with the cottage cheese mixture and remaining ingredients. Spoon the mixture back into each of the hollowed-out egg whites. Arrange the eggs on a platter and sprinkle with paprika and enjoy!


3. Egg Salad

A favorite spring snack and picnic must have! While you can serve egg salad as a sandwich also goes well with rye crackers or in a lettuce wrap, which is my favorite way to eat egg salad!

6 large hard boiled eggs, chopped
1-2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 bunch chives, chopped
A couple drops of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium mixing bowl add the chopped eggs and rest of ingredients. Mash with a fork but to not overdo it for you want to keep some texture to your egg salad. Serve as a sandwich, with crackers or as a dip with your favorite veggies.


4. Hummus Eggs

If you prefer a lower fat Easter Egg snack, then this is just what you need to try!

Discard the yolks and replace with a tablespoon of hummus ~ I love roasted red pepper hummus. Enjoy with a side of sliced bell peppers.

5. Spinach Salad with Sliced Eggs

Gotta love Eggs in salads!

While the Cobb Salad is known for its large slices of eggs…and bacon and blue cheese- it can all add up to be super high in calories. That is why I keep my salads simple and delish. I love sliced eggs on a fresh bed of mixed greens, spinach or even romain hearts. Top with sliced tomatoes and drizzle with some balsamic vinaigrette – YUM!


Plenty of healthy ways to enjoy those leftover Easter Eggs!

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