Eat Smart: Easter Egg Ideas

Published 04/07 2014 11:36AM

Updated 04/11 2014 11:20AM

With Easter quickly approaching, tis the season for all that is ‘Egg-cellent.’  Follow these Registered Dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond's simple steps for dying eggs and devil eggs!
How to Boil An Egg.
The ULTIMATE SECRET on boiling an egg - use room temperature eggs.
1 - Place our eggs in a saucepan. 
2 - Cover with cool water to about an inch over the tops of the eggs. 
3 - Heat over medium heat to just boiling. 
4 - Remove from heat.  Cover.  Let stand 12 minutes. 
5 - Drain. 
6 - Quickly place our eggs in a cool water bath with ice. 
TIP:  Hard boiled eggs in the shell be refrigerated for one week.  Make great addition to our breakfast and lunch bag - adding lots of protein, which study after study shows keeps us fuller longer’ at only 80 calories.  What a weight loss winner!
How to Dye an Egg. 
3 ingredients:
1 teaspoon of vinegar. 
20 drops of food coloring. 
1 cup of hot water.
1 - Place ingredients in a ‘heat’ proof cup/bowl/jar.
2 - Submerge egg for 5 minutes. 
3 - Remove. 
Visit the dollar bins at stores and focus on 80% of a basket on fun activity based items and 20% on the candy. 
‘Not-So’ Deviled Eggs
6 hard boiled eggs (sliced in half)
4 egg yolks (from the hard-boiled eggs)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 – Combine 4 egg yolks, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and Greek yogurt into a bowl.
2 – Spoon mixture into egg halves.
3 – Sprinkle with paprika.
4 – Serve.
This ‘make-over’ cuts ½ the fat of our regular devil egg recipes.
TIP:  Substitute ½ of your mayonnaise with Greek yogurt in your own favorite deviled egg recipes. 
Questions on the recipes?  Be sure to contact Registered Dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond at  Follow her on twitter @shellymarierd.

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