The summer months bring with them hot weather, freedom, and ample opportunity to socialize with friends, families, and neighbors. Many of these functions revolve around food, which can be a problem for those on low-carb, high-protein diets. Corn on the cob, watermelon slices, bratwurst, hamburger buns … what’s a person to do?
You could opt to not eat, making yourself cranky and offending your host, or you could whip up a batch of these tasty hors d’oeuvres to bring along. High in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat, they’re a gourmet offering sure to please the crowd and save your waistline.
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
12 eggs, hard-boiled, cooled, and shelled
3 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp fat-free sour cream
4 oz smoked salmon, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1. Slice eggs lengthwise and collect yolks in a medium bowl. Arrange emptied egg whites on a platter or deviled egg dish and set aside.
2. Mash egg yolks with a fork. Stir in fat-free cream cheese and fat-free sour cream until well-blended.
3. Fold in smoked salmon and chives. Add salt and pepper to taste, then fill egg whites with the yolk mixture. Top with additional chopped chives. Keep refrigerated until serving.
This recipe makes 24 servings, enough to share with a crowd. Each egg contains 4.5 g of protein and fewer than 50 calories, making it an excellent snack for those following a a low-calorie or low-carb diet. Enjoy!
Note: This recipe is Dukan Diet-compliant as interpreted by the author. It is not endorsed by Dr. Pierre Dukan, nor has it been approved by Diet Coaching, Inc. If you are following the Dukan Diet, please use your own judgment or consult with your physician before eating. This recipe may also be appropriate for the South Beach Diet.