Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham

Stir in some herbaceous green goddess dip into your deviled eggs and top with crispy bits of ham for a healthy, fun twist on deviled eggs.

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These are the best deviled eggs! Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

 

Green Eggs and Ham! That is exactly how this recipe came about. I was trying to come up with something for April Fool’s Day, and my daughter said Green Eggs and Ham. While I wasn’t really sure how that translated to a recipe for April’s Fools Day, I loved the idea. Green deviled eggs and ham would certainly work for a recipe this time of year. I am always staring at the hard-boiled Easter eggs wondering what in the world to do with them. Ly was so proud of herself for coming up with an idea I loved. She is in the second grade, and they are performing the “Suessical” at school.

She has to be to school early Mondays and Tuesdays for rehearsal. For a non-morning person, this has been tough. Of course, the very first rehearsal was also the day after day light savings change. Really people, I already have to get up an hour early from the stupid time change. Now I have to get up an hour and a half early. This does not bode well. I think I should move to Indiana or Arizona, one of the smart states that has stopped daylight savings time. Can’t we just choose a time and stick with it? We are a few weeks in, and I still grumbling every morning about it.

These are the best deviled eggs! Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

We are surviving though. Getting up so early is worth it. Ly is a pretty shy kid, but thanks to a fabulous teacher this year, she is blooming. She originally did not want to take part in the musical. Her teacher asked her to, and now she wishes she had a bigger part. Hmm, I wonder if we are going to have a little actress on our hands. She is a big “ham” at home, but not normally out in public. I am so proud of her for not letting her fear stop her. That has been our mantra for the past two years. “It is OK to be scared. It is not OK to let your fear stop you from doing something you want to do.”

Being shy is really hard for a child, but I have realized it is also making her stronger. When she has to overcome her fear of something, I can see the determination in her face. I am not sure if I am imagining it, but I think I see her sit or stand a little straighter and really steel herself for what is ahead. Being shy myself, I know how much that takes and how much it can take out of you.

I also see the other little girls who think they can take advantage of her shyness. That is where I see the biggest change in her. She is dealing with them instead of tattling on them. There is one little girl in her class who is not only a little mean to her, but is also trying to make other girls behave that way to her. That is where I draw the line. What kind of child can be that manipulative and devious at 8-years old?

That is really bothering me lately. I do not want to fight Ly’s battle for her, but I can see where this is going. It certainly isn’t bullying right now, but I have to wonder what type of family life she has if this child is already exhibiting “mean” characteristics. I thought it was just me reading too much into the situation, but this must be the age all that starts. We got a form asking what type of teaching style our child would need next year, and they also asked if you wanted your child separated from any other student! Wow! That one really surprised me. I didn’t put this child’s name down, and hope I don’t live to regret it. I am trying to give this child the benefit of the doubt, maybe her home life isn’t the best right now.

I happened to ask Ly if any one else was being mean to her. She doesn’t like to talk about this particular girl, which I don’t think is a good sign. She did go on and on about the boy who likes to repeat everything she says. I had to stop myself from laughing. She does not understand boys at all! I tried telling her it’s a boy thing. In my mind I am thinking, he probably likes you and that is the way he shows it. She was absolutely adamant that he was mean. Just wait, Ly, just wait!

Boys are a whole different animal. Some of the drama in second grade is pretty funny. Was it like that when I was a kid? I’m too old to remember. I think I will munch on a couple of Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham and mull this over. Maybe I can find some enlightenment while enjoying every bite. If you have already been through this with your kids, give me your wisdom. What did you do? How did you survive it all?

These are the best deviled eggs! Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy

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Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham

Course Appetizer, Holiday Easter, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 96 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup green goddess dip
  • 1 oz. finely diced ham
  • 1/4 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. oil

Instructions

  1. Place eggs in a large sauce pan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil. Cover and take off the heat.
  3. Let eggs sit for 12 minutes.
  4. Rinse in cold water and place into the refrigerator until cold.
  5. Peel the eggs and cut in half.
  6. Place the yolks in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork.
  7. Stir in the green goddess and fill each egg half.
  8. In a small bowl, toss together ham and cornstarch.
  9. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until oil is very hot.
  10. Add the ham and stir fry for 2 minutes, or until ham is crispy.
  11. Top eggs with crispy ham bits.
  12. Refrigerate until ready to serve

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Green Goddess Deviled Eggs with Crispy Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. Mmmm!!! Your deviled eggs look delish! This would be perfect for dinner on Sunday, yum!
  2. I am ALWAYS looking for a new deviled egg recipe!
  3. I'm loving these little eggs, you can never have too many good use up the leftovers type of recipes!
  4. Looks deliciously good! I love the addition of the little bits of ham!
  5. Girls are MEAN. I remember being the target of a lot of that as a kid, but back then it was always swept under the rug. While I'm glad it's "out in the open" to be discussed and addressed now, I worry that it also gives "mean girls" more ideas of how to be mean! We can't win. :o( Here's hoping that Ly, with a super supportive mom like you, finds her way through how to deal with these bullies. And you're right, the green eggs and ham DO help!
  6. My son was very shy but discovered theater in middle school and loved it. It was amazing to see him come out of his shell on stage. I'm glad for your daughter that she is enjoying her role in her play. Theater has been wonderful for my shy child. Being a mom can be so hard, especially when we see our kids having to deal with things they shouldn't have to deal with. It sounds like you're a great mom and your daughter is learning how to handle things. By the way, these eggs are so pretty! This is such a unique way to serve deviled eggs!
  7. Sounds like a boy has a crush on your little one :) too cute! as for the "bully" that is so hard. Good for you for giving the child the benefit of the doubt. I hope she starts being nicer. those eggs look so yummy! can't wait to try them. thanks for sharing
  8. These little devils are invited to my house anytime!
  9. The recipe looks delicious! It is hard being a Mother concerned about your child and the social relationships in school. I remember it well. It is amazing that you gave that little "mean" girl the benefit of the doubt. I can tell you are a good mother!
  10. Looks so delicate, I love it! :)
  11. These are ADORABLE! Brilliant!
  12. Green eggs and ham. Terrific!
  13. I just love this! :) And those crispy bits of ham? YUM!
  14. I love green goddess dressing, these deviled eggs sound delicious and what a cute version of green eggs and ham!
  15. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says
    well these are the prettiest green eggs and ham I've ever seen! Love the crispy ham on top - light option than bacon (which is what I usually do), so I'll have to try that. Great recipe!
  16. Christie I sure do love how you do green eggs and ham! and mean girls - don't even get me started - it's SO hard not to fight your kids battles
  17. Love the crispy ham on top!! These look so amazing!!
  18. I was that shy kid--I am definitely stronger and braver for having pushed myself past it. Which still happens to this day lol. Love the light green deviled eggs! So festive!
  19. What a fun and festive treat! I would have never EVER thought to put green goddess in the mix, but it's crazy genius!
  20. Fabulous idea for using up all those eggs! This sounds absolutely delicious, Christie! My daughter was very shy as well, but she grew up to be an accomplished public speaker - winning competitions and blowing away her speech professors in college! Keep encouraging her to overcome her fear and there's no telling how far she'll go! Great job, mom!
  21. Yummy, I need to make some today. My kids love deviled eggs so they would be over the moon eating these.!
  22. I really enjoyed reading your post! I too was a very shy girl in school, but I was always interested in theater. I ended up getting very involved by high school, and it was fantastic for me. And what a great message to send your daughter that it's ok to be scared, but not ok to let that fear stop you from doing something that you want. Dreams need to be chased with abandon. And oh, heavens, little girls can be so mean. I hope it doesn't develop into anything for your daughter to suffer.

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