Green {Angeled} Eggs

Green {Angeled} Eggs - a healthy & fun recipe for hard boiled eggs |

It’s not every day that you get to dunk food into paint and call it art.  Thus, the reason dying Easter eggs is such great fun for kids – and heck, adults, too! 

As a kid, though, my sister and I used to get pretty fancy with our egg designs.  No big deal, but… they were kinda awesome.  (Our white table was proof of all the colors we used for days afterward.)  But, you know, food art can’t last forever, so when it came time to dismantle the masterpieces, we had to make new creations out of the old ones.

Green {Angeled} Eggs - a healthy & fun recipe for hard boiled eggs |

If the egg shells were lucky enough to get a new life, they became mosaics, with the pieces glued to paper like colorful tiles.  The hard boiled eggs always became something glorious: part of my favorite sandwich stuffing, tuna salad; my mom’s famous potato salad; or deviled eggs, served proudly to our Easter guests.  (The fact that the eggs were usually stained with food coloring added to the effect.)

Green {Angeled} Eggs - a healthy & fun recipe for hard boiled eggs |

Of course, it was Easter, after all, so my mom always called these “angeled eggs.”  A very appropriate title, no?  Besides, I think it’s even more appropriate for this lightened up, healthified version, which just tastes so darn good! 

Even better – these are green angeled eggs.  You’re a Dr. Seuss fan, right?  I mean… how could you not want to eat green eggs once you’ve read the book Green Eggs and Ham?  All I’m saying is, I would totally eat these in a box with a fox wearing socks.

Green {Angeled} Eggs - a healthy & fun recipe for hard boiled eggs |

Green {Angeled} Eggs

Dairy-free {makes 24 egg-halves}



Pour about an inch of water into a pot with a steamer basket, to just below the basket.  Place the 12 eggs in the basket, cover with a lid, and heat the pot on the stove until the water simmers.

Steam the eggs for 17-19 minutes.  Remove the lid and take the pot away from the stove to cool.  When the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel the shells off (they should be easier to shell than regular hard boiled eggs!) 

Cut each egg in half, lengthwise, and remove the yolks, reserving about 1/2 of them (this is optional, but I liked using some of the yolk!)

Blend the hummus with the reserved egg yolks (if using) and dollop about 1 T. of the hummus into each egg white half.

There will be some hummus left over - reserve for dipping veggies or pita chips, spreading on sandwiches, or mixing into your tuna!

Chill in a covered container until serving.

Tip: to keep the eggs at their best on the day you serve them, keep the serving plate out on a bowl filled with ice!

Makes 24 servings

Approximate nutrition per serving per filled egg half: 35 calories; 2 g fat; 2 g carbs; 1 g fiber; 3 g protein


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