Egg-celent Eggs!

So you have a few hardboiled eggs and are wondering what to do with them..

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Despite eggs falling out of favor in the 80s and 90s, eggs are now recognized as a nutrition powerhouse. For 80 calories you get 6g of protein, 2g monounsaturated fat, 10% daily need of vitamin B12 and 11% of vitamin D, and Omega 3's if you buy eggs where chicken are fed DHA-rich feed. The protein in eggs is considered one of the most bioavailable forms of protein (easiest for your body to use). Eggs also contain zeaxanthin and lutein, two antioxidants, which among other things, promote eye health.

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If you still aren't convinced, let me tell you about eggs and Choline. Choline is a nutrient that you can only get in your diet (body cannot make it). Each egg has 250mg Choline, a rich food source (and all in the yolk). This is essential in fetal and infant brain development and plays an important role in brain function, brain cell maintenance, memory, and muscle control in adults. It is estimated 90% of Americans don't get enough Choline. It really is brain food!

So if you know me, you know, I heart avocados. Put an avocado on anything, and I'm game! Which led me to my creation of Guacamole Deviled Eggs. Awesome nutrition, awesome taste. Kid and family approved. This recipe was for my kids (who don't like too much zest), but feel free to amp up the spices to suit your taste! Enjoy!!

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Guacamole Deviled Eggs

6 hardboiled eggs

1 avocado

1 tsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp sour cream

1 Tbsp plain green yogurt

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced red onion

Chopped scallions

Scoop out egg yolks and combine all ingredients in bowl, mixing until smooth. Scoop back into eggs and garnish with scallions. Enjoy immediately or squeeze lemon juice to preserve color.