Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs

It’s everyone’s favorite appetizer, snack, and brunch food. The Deviled Egg. Take a hard boiled egg, shell it, slice it, and fill the yoke with a delicious mix of mustard and mayo. Wait. Mayonnaise? Unfortunately, mayo, especially the storebought variety, is not on our list of clean eating foods, for a number of reasons. A jar of mayo contains numerous preservatives and additives, and the dollop of mayo you use in your traditional deviled egg recipe is chock full of calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Instead of ruining a perfectly healthy egg with mayo, try our healthy deviled egg recipe that tastes just as great as the original!

First, we slice our hard boiled egg an slice it in half, removing the yolk. We combine the yolk with a magical mixture of Greek yogurt, vinegar, mustard, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, with a sprinkle of salt. For a little bit of tang, add lemon juice, and for sweetness, drop a bit of honey in there. The Greek yogurt replaces mayo and helps the dish maintain its creamy texture, while adding lean protein without the excess fat and calories. It’s our secret weapon that we use as a substitute in a multitude of recipes!

Sprinkle some paprika on your eggs to finish, and no one will know the difference between these healthy deviled eggs and the traditional version. But when you tell them to take a second egg, without the guilt, they’ll be asking for the recipe!

Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs

Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 egg | Calories: 98 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 212 | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Sodium: 104 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints: 3 |


  • 4 large eggs, hard boiled and shells removed
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon white or cider vinegar, optional freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow or Dijon mustard (I used French's Yellow Mustard)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • paprika for garnish


Slice hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks, add to a small mixing bowl and mash with a fork. Combine in a separate bowl the remaining ingredients, except paprika. Add yogurt mixture to yolks and stir to combine. Evenly divide mixture inside the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Optional add ins: 1 tablespoon diced green onions; 1 tablespoon diced sun-dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil & drained); 1 tablespoon diced pimientos (drained); 2 teaspoons Pesto (click here for Basil & Spinach Pesto recipe)

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23 Comments on "Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs"

  1. Danielle  July 11, 2012

    What is Green yogurt?? Is it just plain yogurt??

    • Skinny Ms.  July 11, 2012

      Danielle, Greek yogurt can be found next to the regular yogurt. It has more protein and is a lot thicker…very popular in the fitness world!

  2. Betsey Terry  July 11, 2012

    is that green yogurt? or Greek Yogurt?

    • Spearce1978  July 11, 2012

      Greek Yogurt, and you can find it by the regular yogurt in small individual sizes or pint sizes. It is really good.

    • Skinny Ms.  July 11, 2012

      Betsey, Just made the correction…it's Greek yogurt! 🙂

  3. heather  July 11, 2012

    GREEK yogurt.

  4. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

    I have a pot luck bbq coming up soon. I'm going to give these a try!

  5. Sharon  July 26, 2012

    I really like this recipe, I had given up deviled eggs because of the mayo, but now the Greek yogurt is a great way for me to enjoy them again!  thank you!

  6. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

    I have a pot luck bbq coming up soon. I’m going to give these a try!

  7. Ricktan97  August 10, 2012

    Deviled eggs are my go-to for potlucks… and this is a wonderful healthy option. Thanks!!

  8. Robin FIrestone  September 3, 2012

    Sounds good – but what are the calories???

    • Skinny Ms.  September 3, 2012

      Robin, About 50 calories per egg.

    • Stacy Young  September 3, 2012

      Per my calculations in CalorieCount, you're looking at just under 85 calories for 2 egg halves.

  9. Carol  September 3, 2012

    Greek yogurt is a different kind of yogurt, brand names include chobani, fage, and okois, and some others. Find it by your regular yogurt.

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  11. Mina  November 25, 2013

    Is the vinegar a must? I have issues with my tummy when I eat vinegar..

    • GaleCompton  November 26, 2013

      Mina, I would recommend leaving it out…should be fine!

  12. Connie  March 21, 2015

    I substitute a little sour pickle juice for the vinegar, if I don't have any.

  13. Czarina D.  March 27, 2016

    Making mayonnaise at home is also a healthy alternative… but this sounds worth a try!

  14. lily  April 3, 2016

    I don’t like Greek Yogurt. Is there anything else I could use? What if I simply used light mayo? I also can’t eat anything spicy anymore, sadly :(. I did think about chopping up some mushrooms and cooked spinach to the mixture instead. That would make them really filling. I’ll try it that way. Thanks

    • Gale Compton  April 3, 2016

      Lily, Lite mayo would work fine, just look for one with healthy ingredients.


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