6/28/11

55 Calorie Egg Salad


I don't know if egg salad is popular in your area, but here in the Midwest it's always been a favorite amongst the lunch crowd. I grew up eating it and loving it.

In the past when I'd need a fast lunch that I knew everyone would like, I'd always whip up a batch of egg salad. Sam could eat a pound of the stuff. The truth is I could too! 

I came up with this much healthier version with a major scale-down in the calorie department. At 55 calories per serving and no crappy add-ins, this budget lunch suddenly became a healthy addition to our menu!

55 Calorie Egg Salad
4 hard-boiled eggs (method here)
1 T. Kraft Olive Oil Mayo
1 T. yellow mustard
salt/pepper to taste

1. Peel the eggs and cut in half. Remove the yolk from 3 of the eggs, keeping one whole egg and 3 egg whites. Cut the eggs into tiny pieces.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk ranch, mayo, mustard and seasonings with a whisk until creamy.

3. Pour the sauce over the eggs and mix.

**I save the unused yolks to make a full-fat egg salad for the boys. I serve it on whole wheat bread

makes 4 (1/4 c.) servings. 55 calories per serving (without bread)





And here's another use for the buttermilk ranch recipe. Season 4 bone-in chicken breast (skin removed) and then spread each with 1/8 c. of buttermilk ranch. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.



Isn't it great when you can find multiple uses for a recipe? I love that!

AND...

Things that are making me smile this week:

-Rich has the entire week off next week for vacation. We have no big plans, just decide as we go. I love that!

-My Facebook page is really up and running and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I post extra recipes, pictures, news and fun stuff (more of a live extension of this page). I hope you'll join me too!


-Sam's marching in a couple of July 4th parades next week for the very first time. It's his first real "highschool" event. So fun!

 What's making you smile today?

7 comments:

Anna said...

Thanks for these last couple recipes. I need to make your Ranch dressing - maybe this weekend. Hope you have a fun vacation week, whatever you do!
I'm smiling because it's sunny!!!!!

Erin said...

I love finding multiple purposes for things. Especially since I constantly have leftovers on anything I make being that I cook for two!

Jenn @ Cooking Aweigh the Pounds said...

These recipes sound great and easy! I can't wait to try them!

I'm smiling because I made your Banana Chewies last night and just enjoyed some with nut butter. Delicious, healthy and filling! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jenelle said...

Thank you for another great recipe. I love egg salad and this recipe will be used a lot. I grew up in Midwest WI and ate the same types of meals you have shared. So I am smiling today because of your creativity of good ole fashion meals and making them healthier. Also, the sun is shining and it is warm out there. Finally!

debio said...

I'm smiling because it is sunny, I have only 1 pound left to lose before I hit my first goal, that I have my eldest son and daughter-in-law coming in just a few days, and because i have wonderful, wonderful friends from all over who love me. I am brimming today!

BTW, I made boiled eggs today and totally now intend to make egg salad your way, except I use the yolks. They are not bad for you!!

Have a rocking good day!!

Tanya said...

Thanks so much everyone! You all make me smile! I love reading your positive messages!

Deb-yes, the yolk is good for you, but also is 3/4 of the egg's calories and we wanted to lower them in this recipe :) Love your happy reasons and CONGRATS on the weight loss!!! Yeah!~

Brisbane Osteo said...

I am so making your egg salad tomorrow for breakfast! It looks delish!!