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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Healthy Deviled Eggs Without Mayo

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This healthy deviled eggs recipe replaces the mayonnaise with thick, creamy Greek yogurt for a tangy twist you’ll totally crave. The pretty pastel colors make them the perfect appetizer for Easter, baby showers, and more!

healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board

I always thought deviled eggs was a super fancy, decadent, hard to make recipe.

Deviled eggs are typically made with mayonnaise, which I’ve just never been a fan of. I thought it was time to remake this classic appetizer into a healthy deviled eggs recipe that anyone could feel great about eating!

One traditional deviled egg can run you anywhere from 80 calories to 150 calories depending on how its made. But these deliciously healthy Greek yogurt deviled eggs are only 43 calories a serving!!

Since there are a few holidays and special occasions coming up for our family, I decided to make these deviled eggs even more festive by using natural food dye to make the egg whites more colorful! Use pastel colors to make these deviled eggs for Easter or baby showers – and give them a fun twist!

These healthy deviled eggs are: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo, low-carb, and high in protein. Not to mention, they are absolutely delicious!

healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board

The Easiest Way to Make Deviled Eggs Healthier

From a nutritional standpoint, what’s the first ingredient you think of that makes deviled eggs not the healthiest appetizer in the world?

Yep, the mayonnaise!

And honestly, that’s the main ingredient that’s problematic. So the quick and easy way to transform deviled eggs into a healthy appetizer or side dish is to swap the mayo for something creamy, yet nutritious. 

Some people use avocado, but I prefer Greek yogurt because it matches the consistency of mayonnaise better, and you don’t have to worry about the discoloration that occurs within hours of opening an avocado. The Greek yogurt totally makes this dish!!

Why These Are the Best Deviled Eggs for Easter & Special Occasions

Deviled eggs are a must-have appetizer at Easter in our family. Not only are they delicious, but they just go with the theme without even trying. Planning themed foods usually takes a lot of creativity, but this recipe makes it easy.

Once I learned how to dye boiled eggs with food coloring – like the bare egg, not the shell – it opened up a world of possibilities! 

Food coloring is completely safe and approved for consumption, and I use natural food coloring to avoid all those artificial food dyes. Just wait to dye the eggs after peeling and you’re all set.

While this has become my go-to recipe for Easter deviled eggs, this recipe would also be great for special occasions like baby showers or a gender reveal party. How cute would it be too have little pink and blue deviled eggs?

And honestly, you don’t have to stop there. Just think of the possibilities with all of the different holidays you could change up the colors and make these eggs for!

Try pink and red for Valentine’s Day; red white and blue for the 4th of July, or red and green for Christmas!

And rainbow deviled eggs are the perfect finger food to serve at a little girl’s unicorn party. I’ve been seeing that theme everywhere (I’m looking at you, Pinterest). These could easily be deemed “unicorn deviled eggs” as much as Easter eggs!

Besides the fact that these beautiful pastel colored deviled eggs are just darling, holidays and parties aren’t exactly known for their healthy dishes, am I right? They’re typically the place where we splurge on carbs, casseroles, and sweet treats. 

So the fact that they are celebration-worthy and healthy is a win-win in my book.

Ok, enough about the many ways to use deviled eggs. On to the recipe…

healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board

Healthy Deviled Eggs Without Mayo

This skinny deviled egg recipe makes a dozen deviled eggs, so double or triple as needed if serving at a family function like Easter. 

The Healthier Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, shells removed. Try to buy the best eggs you can afford! This will really impact the flavor and freshness of your eggs. I try to buy organic, pasture raised eggs whenever possible.
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon yellow mustard or dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pink, blue, purple, and orange food coloring. I use natural food coloring to avoid artificial dyes!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Slice each hardboiled egg in half and remove the yolk. 

hard boiled eggs on a wooden cutting board

Step 2: Place the yolks of the eggs in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the yolks. Add the Greek yogurt, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until well combined.

egg yolks and filling in a bowl

Step 3: To dye the egg whites, fill four small bowls with ½ cup of water. Add two to three drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir to combine. Place one egg white in each bowl and allow to soak for at least five minutes. The longer the egg is left in the water, the brighter the color will be. When you’re satisfied with the color, remove the egg and place it on a plate to dry. Continue adding more egg whites until all the eggs have been dyed.

food coloring in bowls

Step 4: When the eggs are dry, spoon or pipe the egg yolk mixture back in and serve.

healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board

How to Cook Deviled Eggs for Easy Peeling

I usually just boil eggs on the stovetop, but there are a few hacks to get them to peel easier:

  • Add eggs to a pot of water and bring to a boil. As soon as it hits the boiling stage, reduce heat to low and cook for 9-10 minutes.
  • When time is up, immediately drain the hot water and submerge the eggs in really cold water. An ice bath is ideal as you want the eggs completely cold before peeling, and you don’t want to wait around forever waiting for that to happen naturally. 
  • Once cold, crack the egg all around – not just in one spot. The idea is to loosen the entire shell before attempting to peel. It goes a lot smoother that way!

You can also use an egg steamer. Directions for those are pretty straightforward and usually printed in the manual that came with it. 

Basically, you want to fill the included container with water to the lined labeled “hard” or “hard boiled.” Pour it onto the boiler plate, pop the eggs in the tray it came with, and click the on button. 

To make hard boiled eggs in a pressure cooker, simply pour about 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of the pot. Insert a steam rack trivet (even better if you have an actual egg rack), and place the eggs on top. Close the lid, turn the pressure release valve to airtight, and set the pressure cook time to 9 minutes, and allow for a natural release.

Ideas for Delicious Toppings for Deviled Eggs

You can definitely jazz these deviled eggs up, but just remember to keep your toppings healthy to keep them on the lighter side. Here are some tasty ideas:

  • Toss in some chopped chives
  • Try avocado instead of the yogurt
  • Add curry powder to mix things up
  • Add some paprika on top for color and subtle flavor
  • Add some thinly sliced jalapenos or hot sauce for some spice

You can even enjoy these healthy deviled eggs for breakfast. They’re high in protein thanks to the egg-Greek yogurt combo and provide good fuel to start your day. Try sprinkling some Everything Bagel seasoning on top for a special breakfast or brunch!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it OK to make deviled eggs the day before?

Yes, you can actually prepare them up to two days before, which is great if you’re serving them for Easter or any other holiday and trying to not have to cook so much the day of.
You just want to keep the boiled egg whites separate from the filling. Store them each separately in an airtight bag.

How long are deviled eggs good for in the fridge?

If stored in an airtight container, deviled eggs will last in the fridge up to 3 days. I wouldn’t go past that though. And keep in mind, you never want to freeze deviled eggs as the texture of the egg whites will become rubbery and watery.

Can you dye hard boiled eggs without the shell?

Yes! That’s the best thing about these beautiful deviled eggs. You can make them any color you want to go with whatever you’re celebrating. 
After boiling, you simply peel the shell as you normally would, cut in half, remove the yolk (saving it for your filling, of course), and dye the boiled egg whites by soaking in the food coloring.
Keep in mind the longer they soak, the darker and more rich the color will be. For pastel colored deviled eggs, only let them soak for a minute or two to keep the color nice and pale. 

Tips for Making Healthy Deviled Eggs

  • If making for a crowd, always make a few extra hard boiled eggs in case one of your egg whites cracks when you’re taking out the yolks or peeling the eggs
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, you can just spoon the mixture into the eggs! Or you can use a ziptop bag with a tiny corner cut off to pipe the egg yolk mixture into the eggs. Honestly, spooning the mixture in is faster and easier!
  • It’s easier to peel eggs that are a few days old! So I typically will buy my eggs about 5 days in advance of hard boiling and peeling them. Also, make sure you cool the eggs completely before peeling them.
healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board

Want more ways to use eggs? Check out this guide to make a healthy omelette!

Want more healthy appetizer recipes? Try these 27 healthy vegetarian appetizers!

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healthy deviled eggs dyed in pastel colors on a wooden cutting board
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Healthier Deviled Eggs Without Mayo

These healthy deviled eggs made with Greek yogurt are full of flavor and oh so creamy. Transformed with beautiful pastel colors, they make the perfect secretly healthy appetizer for Easter, baby showers, and birthday parties.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 deviled eggs
Calories: 43kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs shells removed
  • cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • All Natural Food Coloring any colors you like! Pink, Purple, Orange and Blue were the colors I chose.

Instructions

  • Slice each egg in half and remove the yolk.
  • Place the yolks of the eggs in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the yolks. Add the Greek yogurt, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  • To dye the egg whites, fill four small bowls with ½ cup of water. Add two to three drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir to combine. Place one egg white in each bowl and allow to soak for at least five minutes. The longer the egg is left in the water, the brighter the color will be.
  • When you’re satisfied with the color, remove the egg and place it on a plate to dry. Continue adding more egg whites until all the eggs have been dyed
  • When the eggs are dry, spoon or pipe the egg yolk mixture back in and serve.

Video

https://youtu.be/MCYhubp8WI4

Notes

Tips for Making Healthy Deviled Eggs
  • If making for a crowd, always make a few extra hard boiled eggs in case one of your egg whites cracks when you’re taking out the yolks or peeling the eggs
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, you can just spoon the mixture into the eggs! Or you can use a ziptop bag with a tiny corner cut off to pipe the egg yolk mixture into the eggs. Honestly, spooning the mixture in is faster and easier!
  • It’s easier to peel eggs that are a few days old! So I typically will buy my eggs about 5 days in advance of hard boiling and peeling them. Also, make sure you cool the eggs completely before peeling them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1deviled egg | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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Appetizers are the perfect complement to my favorite entrees and dinner party menus! You can also make a small batch for a snack or turn them into a complete meal.

These dishes are great for entertaining or making a casual day feel like a special occasion.

10 responses to “Healthy Deviled Eggs Without Mayo”

  1. These are just about the prettiest deviled eggs I’ve ever seen, and I’m all in favor of not using mayo! I’ll be trying these soon!5 stars

  2. This is the perfect recipe for people who shy away from deviled eggs because they don’t like mayo. The greek yogurt keeps you more full and has a great tang too!5 stars

  3. Making hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker is so easy, and makes peeling ridiculously simple! I’ve never tried them with greek yogurt, this is intriguing!5 stars

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