Marvelous, Herbed & Eggy

Happy Monday, my little turkeys!

Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving weekend?

Along with some MARVELOUS eats, there were a few other highlights over the last few days…

I got to dress up for the first time in forever…TWICE!

I feel pretty…oh so pretty…

What do you think? Hair better curled under or flipped out?

I had a good laugh watching my cousin try to dominate a turkey leg half the size of her head…

Go Emma, go!

I got some quality time with my beautiful baby sis…

Of course, we have the hardest time being serious whenever we’re together! 😉

And I got some much-needed downtime…

Nothing says R&R like fuzzy slippers and a four page spread of Channing Tatum while the Food Network plays in the background! 😉

Overall, it was a great weekend filled with good food, family time, and fun…all of which helped to assuage those pangs of grief as Big Bertha lay in my arms and took her final breath shot…

A traditional holiday side…healthified!

I want to thank you all for the kind words for dear Bertha on yesterday’s post and I’d like to take the time to commemorate her final day in the sun…

I love LOVE deviled eggs.

Besides the sweet potatoes, they are the side I look forward to most during the holidays, but I hate it when they are loaded down with heavy greasy mayo and sugared up with gobs of pickle relish. You just don’t need all of that. So I set out to lighten up a traditional family recipe this holiday and I have to say it proved to be a success being as no one at the dinner table even noticed the difference!

Herbed-Ricotta Deviled Eggs

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: boil side high protein low-carb eggs ricotta cheese Thanksgiving Christmas

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fat-free ricotta
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives*
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley*
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill*
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • paprika
  • *If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, feel free to use 1 Tablespoon of your favorite salt-free seasoning (I like Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute)

Instructions

1. Place eggs in a medium-sized sauce pot, cover with at least an inch of water.
2. Bring water to boil, remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
3. Drain water from pan and immediately submerge eggs in cold ice water to halt the cooking process.
4. Peel eggs and slice lengthwise, carefully removing the yolks and placing them in a small mixing bowl.
5. To the yolks, add ricotta, mustard, spices, salt & pepper and mash with a fork until smooth (add water or milk if needed to thin).
6. Spoon egg mixture into egg white halves or transfer to a zip-top bag, cut off a corner, and pipe mixture into whites.
7. Garnish tops with paprika.

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Nutritional facts per TWO deviled eggs:

How ya like them apples eggs?

Bertha, you truly will be missed.

But you will soon be replaced…thanks to Best Buy and Cyber Monday!

Seriously, can we say STEAL?!

Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas/Happy ValentinEaster to meeeeee! 😀

What is your favorite traditional Thanksgiving side?

What did you do this weekend (besides eat)? 😉

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