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Enlightened Egg Salad Pitas

I’m a sucker for hard-boiled eggs. Whether it’s deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches, I’m all over it. Eggs were a big source of protein for me when I was a vegetarian and egg salad was a staple for me. But, as we all know, any kind of “salad” sandwich – egg salad, chicken salad, pasta salad – usually means tons of mayonnaise and tons of calories. So, I was intrigued when I came across Shape Magazine’s Enlightened Egg Salad Pita. Sounds light and lovely, right?

This recipe uses a tablespoon of light mayonnaise and two tablespoons of fat-free plain Greek yogurt which keeps this salad creamy. I have to say that I enjoyed the yogurt in this and didn’t feel like I was missing out on any flavor. But I have to say that I don’t think they got the measurements of the spices right. I’m not a huge salt fan and this was extremely salty to me. Also, I like curry but I think that a little less would have been a lot more. Overall, this had too much curry and too much salt. A little less of both and I think this would have been a much better sandwich. I usually add cayenne to my egg salad so I didn’t mind the flavor of the curry here since I’m used to a little extra something mixed in. But I might experiment with this recipe since I like the addition of the yogurt. If I can get it just right, this will be a mighty fine egg salad sandwich!

The ingredients:

Place eggs in a small pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cover. Allow to sit for 11-12 minutes. Cool in ice water.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine light mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, curry powder, salt, and pepper.

Add in onion, celery, and chives (I omitted the onion and celery).

Peel the eggs, rinse, and discard the yolks from two eggs.

Chop the remaining eggs and add to the yogurt mixture.

Serve in a pita with greens and cucumber slices.

Additions: None

Omissions:

  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers

Substitutions:

  • Spinach for baby greens

Overall Rating: So-So

Source: Shape Magazine

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Jalapeño, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid

Maybe you don’t like breakfast food and if not, too bad for you.  I’m going to cut right to the chase here – this Jalapeño, Sausage, Jack, and Egg Breakfast Braid is divine.  This delicious little package has eggs, cheese, turkey sausage, jalapeños and is full of flavor.  The recipe calls for chicken sausage with jalapeño peppers but I used hot turkey sausage instead.  The sausage combined with the peppers doesn’t overpower this dish at all but instead gives it just enough of a kick to keep eating another bite, and then another.  If you want to keep things a little more mild, you could use sweet turkey sausage here (or pork if you prefer).  I made this in June when my sister and 2-year-old niece were visiting and since I wasn’t sure if my niece would like the spiciness, I left out the jalapeños and used sweet turkey sausage.  It was just as delicious then but I really loved the fresh jalapeño pepper this time around.  This is a perfect breakfast to make for Christmas morning, in my opinion.  Go ahead and cut yourself a piece of this and see if you can keep from cutting another one.  It’s pretty much impossible.

The ingredients:

Cook onion and sausage in a skillet with the olive oil until sausage is fully cooked.

Add in slightly beaten eggs and cook until set.

Unroll the pizza dough and shape into a rectangle on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle cheese down the middle of the dough, leaving 2 inches on the sides.  Top the cheese with the egg and sausage mixture, remaining cheese, and chopped jalapeño.

Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the sides of the dough, about an inch apart.  Fold dough strips over the mixture diagonally, overlapping strips to look like a braid. 

Brush dough with egg white. 

Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Additions:  None

Omissions:  None

Substitutions:

  • Hot turkey sausage for chicken sausage
  • Reduced-fat Colby-Jack cheese for Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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