Monday, November 23, 2015

Blue Diamond Eggcellent Game Changing Snacks

Football season is in full force. My Facebook and Twitter newsfeed are filled with smack talk and team rivalries. People really take their football seriously. I have gone to a few games but I must admit my favorite part was always the tailgating before the game. Unfortunately, game day spreads are often full of greasy, carb-laden, not so healthy choices. Embracing a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean you have to give up fun activities or your resolve. I had an opportunity to create a couple of game changing game day snacks using Blue Diamond Almonds.

Here's two healthy, protein packed snacks that are delicious, super easy to make (get the kids in on this one) and would be great for your next game day get together or tailgate party:


Shelly's Smoked Almond, Bacon & Cheddar Deviled Eggs

4 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt, plain
2 Tablespoons Leftover Cooked Bacon, crumbled (or Bacon Bits), plus a little for topping
2 Tablespoons Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Green Onion, diced fine
Top with Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, crushed
a few twists of Black Pepper

Hard boil eggs. Cut cooled eggs in half. Remove yolks and mash with yogurt till smooth-ish. Add bacon, cheese, onion, pepper. Mix till combined. Spoon back into egg whites. Add crushed almonds and few sprinkles of additional bacon on top.


Shelly's Wasabi Deviled Eggs

4 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt, plain
Wasabi powder or paste, to taste
1 Green Onion, diced fine, keep a little for top
1 stalk Celery, diced fine
Top with Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds

Hard boil eggs. Cut cooled eggs in half. Remove yolks and mash with yogurt and wasabi powder (or paste) till smooth-ish. Add onion and celery. Mix till combined. Spoon back into egg whites. Top each with a Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almond and a sprinkle of chopped green onion.

How I hard cook eggs: Place eggs in pot. Fill pot with cold water till 1" over eggs. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes. Pour off hot water and cover eggs with very cold water. This is an important step which prevents the greenish ring you sometimes see on yolks. When eggs are cool enough to handle. Crack & peel away shell. Chill. In a rush... you could buy the pre-cooked ones.


Let me know if you give these recipes a try. Oh and they are lucky so when you make them your favorite team is sure to win ;)


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3LittleMonkeys said...

I can't wait to get the nuts so I can make these!