I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already! Are you all ready with your costumes and treats? I’m definitely not. I used to get excited about Halloween when I lived in New York City because it was such a huge deal there and I would always be invited to parties with my friends. Now that I’m living in suburbia, it’s much more toned down and most of the events are catered for little ones. I doubt I’ll dress up at all this year. Gosh, I’m so lame and boring.
However, I did make these cute (and maybe a little creepy?) Halloween deviled eggs that both kids AND adults will love. You know you’ll get plenty of sweet, processed treats everywhere you go, so why not sneak in this fun little snack at your party that’s full of healthy, delicious fats?
These Jack O’Lantern Halloween deviled eggs are great if you are doing a RESTART sugar detox program, Whole30, or if you are just looking for a healthier, sugar-free option. What I love most about deviled eggs is that not only are they tasty, they are filling and makes for a perfect snack. Instead of reaching for the processed candy, the healthy fat these Halloween deviled eggs contains can really help kill your sweets cravings.
And even if you aren’t a fan of deviled eggs, these are just so fun to make even with your kids, and people will love them at parties. You can be as creative as you want with the faces, and they don’t have to be perfect! I included some not-so-perfect ones in these photos to show that as long as they look like faces, it really doesn’t matter.
Take out eggs straight from the fridge, then lower the eggs into the water so they don't break, and let it come to a boil again. Once it does, lower the heat, and let the eggs simmer for 11 minutes.
Prepare a large bowl with an ice bath.
Once the eggs are done cooking, place them in the ice bath for at least 15 minutes.
Peel the eggs under cold running water.
Cut the eggs in half lengthwise.
Take out the yolks and place in a bowl.
Add mayo, tomato paste, marinara sauce, dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and mash with a fork until fully combined and creamy.
Fill the egg whites with the mixture evenly.
Cut pitted olives into small triangles for the eyes, and wider triangles for the mouth, making teeth marks if you want more details. Use kitchen shears for better precision. Be creative, and it doesn't have to be perfect! Place on top of the filling to make faces.
Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
There are many ways to cook hard-boiled eggs, but I found that this method makes the best, easy-to-peel eggs. You can boil it any way you like that works best for you!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and since C and I are the only couple in the world that do not enjoy sweets regularly and we never order dessert when we go out to eat, I didn’t think it would make sense to post a dessert recipe. I only crave sweets once in a while, but I’ve been avoiding sugary recipes recently because my Candida symptoms tend to flare up if I overindulge.
So I made one of my favorite snack recipes into pretty pink to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit. Not only are these deviled eggs delicious, they contain so many beneficial nutrients and healthy fats. If you are a fan of beets like I am, then this recipe is right up your alley.
By the way, I think beets are so freakin’ cool. I know some people hate them, but I think they are beautiful and delicious. And I love that they have the power to make everything they touch into a red and pink hot mess. So fun. Of course, that is until it’s time to clean up.
These deviled eggs are a touch sweet from the cooked beets and their flavor complements perfectly with the eggs. If you are cooking at home on Valentine’s Day and looking to make a snack or appetizer, these are a fun and festive option!
We don’t have any plans yet, but that probably means we’ll decide at the last minute if we should go out to eat or just cook something at home. We are clearly not planners when it comes to this sort of thing. What will you be doing? Whether you have a special someone in your life, spending it with your friends, or just spending time alone, hope you have a day full of love and care for others and yourself. That’s what it’s really about anyway, amiriiight?
So I hear Super Bowl’s this Sunday??? I really do like to watch football, but I don’t care for either of the teams playing this year. But it’s okay. I still love game day food, Super Bowl commercials, and the half time show so I will keep myself entertained during the game.
Speaking of game day food, I’ve got a good one for you today (Steve Harvey style). After wings, dips are my favorite thing to eat while watching a game. Well, maybe I love nachos more, but aren’t nachos the same thing as dips? Instead of dipping chips or veggies into the dip, you lay down the chips first and pour the dip part over everything. Just a thought. This is what happens when I start writing a blog post without a plan. Back to the recipe…
The combination of bacon and caramelized onion is hard to beat in this dip. And it’s dairy free! I doubt you’ll notice though. It’s just as creamy as any dairy filled dip I’ve ever tasted. So if you are thinking of what to make for Sunday that go beautifully with your cheap beer, I highly recommend this ooey gooey and highly addictive caramelized onion bacon dip. With that name, it really can’t go wrong.