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Mayonnaise is totally my favorite condiment in the world. I knew that it was best enjoyed in moderation, but when I began 21 Day Fix in 2015, that was the first item to go. Not approved!?! I learned to drown my sorrows in the alternative – Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt definitely has a place in regards to making a healthier/low cal substitute (yay for counting as a red!), but it definitely has a different taste than mayonnaise. When mayonnaise joined the approved 21 Day Fix list in June, my first thought was returning to my love – deviled eggs! These 21 Day Fix Deviled Eggs are a great snack to eat during the day. Plus, you can make them ahead and grab them when you’re ready to go.
With the new 21 Day Fix Food List, mayonnaise now counts as a teaspoon. Before you run to the store, make sure you check your labels and get the real thing! The best mayonnaise will have fewer ingredients, such as Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise (Amazon), but your best bet would be to make your mayonnaise at home (here’s an easy vegan mayo recipe from Quite Good Food!)
Did you know there’s umpteen million ways (and websites!) on how to boil an egg? I should know, because I used to Google it every single time I needed to do so! I’ll save you the trip, and here are MY tips:
- Place eggs in pot with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by an inch. Sprinkle some baking soda into the water (this will help with peeling).
- Place pot (uncovered) on stove, and turn heat on high. Wait.
- As soon as the water starts a full rolling boil, turn off the burner, place cover on pot, and set timer for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove eggs from hot water and replace with cold water with ice cubes. (My method: place pot in sink, run cold water into pot while draining the hot water, and throw in a bunch of ice cubes. This takes a couple of minutes because the eggs are hot and will continue to heat the water). Alternatively, you can dirty another dish by removing the individual eggs and placing them into a bowl with ice water.
- Let the eggs cool down and you’re ready to rock an roll!
The Deviled Eggs
This is one of those recipes where you can easily make a little or a lot. For one serving, 2 full eggs will equal 1 Red, 1 tsp. In the recipe I’ll give the quantities for a single serving (in addition to a full dozen = 6 servings), so you can make as you choose.
This version is a cajun version (not spicy!). I found this cajun seasoning on Amazon. It’s not too spicy, so if you’d like to kick it up a notch, throw in some cayenne pepper to taste!
- 2 Hard-boiled Eggs, peeled
- 1 tsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning (or paprika)
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- Cut eggs in half (lengthwise). Remove and place the yolks in a bowl.
- Use a fork to mash the yolks.
- Add remainder ingredients to yolks, and mix together well.
- Scoop yolk mixture back into eggs, and garnish with paprika.