Diet Snack Idea – Hummus Deviled Eggs

Since we all seem to be watching our middles these days, I thought I would post a recipe idea that I thought was ingenious.

I recently got the Biggest Loser Fitness Program book (LOVE IT) and decided to check out the “30-Day Jumpstart” book… FANTASTIC! What’s nice about it is that it’s setup into a 30-day plan with eating plans, recipes, and workouts (there’s even a little calendar highlighting the workout schedule which I plan to hang on the fridge). Anyway, the recipes look great! I plan to try the Mini Blueberry Bran muffins, the Pork Stir-Fry with Garlic Broccoli, Asian Chopped Salad, and many others. The one that I wanted to share is below:

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HUMMUS DEVILED EGGS

12 hard-boiled eggs
1 recipe Creamy Hummus
Paprika
Italian Parsley (I omitted)

Basically you hard-boil your eggs, cut them in half, remove and discard the egg yolk middle, and fill the whites with hummus! It couldn’t be simpler and they are delish! I just used some pre-made hummus by Sabra because I had it, but I will give their recipe for Hummus below…

Makes 12 servings (2 egg halves per serving)
Per Serving: 100 calories, 8 g. protein, 12 g. carbs (2 g. sugars), 15 g. fat (0 g. saturated), 0 mg. cholesterol, 3 g. fiber, 26 mg. sodium.

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CREAMY HUMMUS

3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup warm water
3 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. Tahini (usually found in the ethnic section of the market)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

Place everything but the cilantro in a food processor and process for 4 minutes, or until very smooth. Add an extra Tbsp. or two of water if necessary. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cilantro.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Add 2 roasted red bell peppers.

Makes 16 (2-Tbsp.) servings (2 cups)
Per Serving: 60 calories, 3 g. protein, 9 g. carbs (2 g. sugars), 2 g. fat (0g. saturated), 0 mg. cholesterol, 2 g. fiber, 150 mg. sodium.
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I plan to keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge at all times for a quick protein boost in the morning, and then as I need a snack, plop a little hummus in! DELISH! I think I’ll go make a serving now! Enjoy!

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