As a dietitian, I couldn’t be more happy that there is a holiday that features eggs, my favorite health food. But why do they all have to be dyed or replaced by chocolate lookalikes! 😉 While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying Easter candies, chocolates and cakes, it’s so important to also have snacks available that are high in protein and healthy fats. That’s because sugary treats spike blood sugars and result in major crashes (hello, grumpy kids!). Fat and protein, on the other hand, slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and help keep your kiddos a tad bit more stable. That’s where eggs come in. One egg has 6 grams of bioavailable (i.e. easily absorbed) protein and 5 grams of healthy fat. They are also excellent sources of other super nutritious properties like choline and Vitamin D.
While most people will go for the traditional deviled eggs this Easter Sunday, I recommend you make them a little more festive and make these Easter deviled egg bunnies instead!
EASTER DEVILED EGG BUNNIES
-6 hard-boiled eggs
-1/4 C plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt (I personally like to use Siggi’s plain yogurt because it’s lower in sugar and has a creamier, smoother taste than most Greek yogurts)
-Pinch of salt/pepper
For Bunny Face:
-Capers, olives or peppercorn (for eyes)
-Capers, olives, peppercorn or carrots (for nose)
-Chives, bell pepper or celery (for whiskers)
-Bell pepper or celery (for bunny ears)
- The first step is to hard-boil the eggs. My favorite tried and true way to hard-boil eggs is to submerge eggs in cold water in a pot. Bring the pot to a full boil and then allow to boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and remove the pot from the heated burner. Allow eggs to remain in pot for 12 minutes before placing eggs in a bowl of cold ice water.
- Peel eggs and cut lengthwise.
- Carefully remove the yolk and place in a bowl. Place the egg white halves on a plate.
- Add the yogurt, salt and pepper to the bowl with the yolk and mix well till smooth.
- At this point, you can spoon the yolks into the eggs or use a piping bag. You want the egg yolk to be more elevated than the egg whites to make it easier to add the pieces of the bunny face.
- Carefully place the bunny face parts on the egg starting with the eyes and nose. Note: Make sure the ears and whiskers are cut thin so they remain on the eggs.
- Serve or make ahead of time and refrigerate.
These Easter deviled egg bunnies are perfect for Easter or really for any kid party! Would your kiddos eat these? Would love to hear your thoughts!
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