Blood-pressure friendly version of devilled eggs

Blood-pressure friendly version of devilled eggs

Watching your blood pressure doesn’t mean you have to pass on rich, classic favourites like devilled eggs. Try this recipe for Heavenly Devilled Eggs that are low in cholesterol but high in flavour.

Blood-pressure friendly version of devilled eggs
Blood-pressure friendly version of devilled eggs

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Preparation time 15 minutes; Cooking time 25 minutes; Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 175 ml (3/4 c) nonfat sour cream
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 75 g (1/3 c) finely chopped green pepper
  • 75 g (1/3 c) finely chopped red pepper
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) finely chopped parsley
  • Paprika, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Bring eggs and cold water to a full boil in a pot. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain eggs and rinse under cold water to cool them
  2. Peel eggs, then cut lengthwise in half, and remove yolks. Discard 8 yolks
  3. Arrange 20 egg white halves on platter. Chop remaining 4 egg white halves very finely. Mash 4 yolks with fork
  4. Transfer whites and yolks to medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, scallions, green and red peppers, mustard and salt
  5. Pipe or spoon egg mixture into egg white halves. Sprinkle with parsley and dust with paprika

Spice it up

  • Make these eggs spicy! Add 2 millilitres (1/2 teaspoon) chili powder or 1 millilitres (1/4 teaspoon) cayenne to the egg mixture
  • Or substitute a very finely minced jalapeño pepper into the egg mixture

Enjoy the nutritional benefits

Eggs are not a “no-no” food. Their low saturated-fat content, high protein levels, low price and versatility make them a useful part of your food plan. And they have less cholesterol than formerly believed.

Each serving (2 eggs) provides:

Key nutrients:

  • 110 Calories
  • 60 Calories from Fat
  • 6 g Fat
  • 2 g Saturated Fat
  • 0 g Trans Fat
  • 8 g Protein
  • 5 g Carb
  • 0 g Fibre
  • 125 mg Sodium

Blood pressure nutrients:

  • 16 mg Vitamin C
  • 8 mg Magnesium
  • 108 mg Potassium
  • 60 mg Calcium

Filled with a delicious blend of egg yolks, vegetables and spices, this recipe produces lighter and creamier than traditional devilled eggs, yet have a richer flavour.


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