Leftover Easter Eggs? Make Avocado Egg Salad!

Have leftover Easter eggs? Or maybe just an abundance of hard boiled eggs? Make this incredible Avocado Egg Salad #recipe! It's #healthy and #tasty. #spring

First things first. Hi. Happy Easter. Happy Spring Break? This begins our week. I get excited, because I have big dreams for road trips and fun in the sun, but April in New England is rather tricky. We can have a blizzard. Or, it can be 86 degrees like it was yesterday for Easter. Cassidy’s birthday is in mid-April and he can remember hot/cold birthdays. Our anniversary is April 26th, and sure enough, I can remember wearing a winter coat as late as then, and I’ve worn sundresses on our anniversary too. We had our wedding in late April because the rates were off the chart cheaper than having a wedding in May – wedding season – but we tried to get it as close to May as possible. It snowed the weekend before and the weekend after our wedding.

Our wedding? It was overcast all morning and then beautifully 65 and partly sunny. Like this:

wedding in Vermont

Avocado Egg Salad

Easter was.. a little weird. We were winding up the “best week of our lives.” It was good. Best week of our lives? Maybe in some small and powerful ways. Getting baby chicks. Celebrating Cassidy’s birthday so closely, and without kids. Getting more page views for ONE POST than I swear I’ve gotten for several consecutive months. That leads to new opportunities, of course, in my dream career. Still, I woke up on Easter Sunday and I was off. I think it was a mix of allergies, dehydration, being overtired, and being nervous/stressed. I woke up dizzy. Do you ever wake up dizzy? It can be terrifying and nausea-inducing.

It used to happen to me about once a year. NOT bad. Now it’s about once every 2-4 years. Whooo! I’m now home free?

spring awakening

What do you do when you’re dizzy? For me, I drink water and put my head down. I also lean both hands on something solid. I take deep breaths, maybe even use a little lavender oil, and focus on just one thing. It might be as silly as a game on my phone, or editing a difficult photo. All I know is that nothing was going to stop me from watching and enjoying the kids opening their Easter baskets. They were SO happy. And we were happy we pulled off the magic for another year.

Here’s to many more!

Easter

By late morning I was feeling completely back to normal, although drowsy from dizzy and unsettled sleep. We hadn’t seen one of my mothers-in-law in FOUR months. She came over with my father-in-law and we set right to work dying Easter eggs.

leftover Easter Eggs

Then we celebrated all that we had missed in the last four months – birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. – with corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, homemade cole slaw, beet salad, snowflake rolls with homemade honey butter, and leftover birthday cake and ice cream. Then we played outside for hours, and played with the baby chicks for a bit. We don’t want to overstimulate them, but I think getting them comfortable with us is important too. One sat in my hand for five minutes today and I wasn’t holding her. I had my hand resting on the floor of the chicken nursery, and she sat companionably with/on me.

We get three more tomorrow!

baby chicks

So, tell me. What do you do for occasional dizziness? Or even constant dizziness? How do you bond with chickens? What did you eat for Easter dinner? What is your favorite recipe using leftover hard-boiled* Easter eggs. I’ll show you mine right now:

Avocado Egg Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Avocado Egg Salad

Ingredients

  1. 8 leftover Easter Egg Hard Boiled Eggs, peeled of course
  2. 2 whole Avocados, Pitted and without skin
  3. 4 Tbsp Mayo
  4. 1 Tbsp mustard of choice, or enough to taste
  5. 3 teaspoons Red Wine Vinegar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. Pepper To Taste
  8. 1/2 tsp Paptrika

Instructions

  • Combine your ingredients in a food processor
  • Pulse a few times until it reaches your desired consistency - smooth or chunky
  • You may need to scrape the bowl a few times
  • Taste egg salad and add more seasoning if desired
  • Serve on a sandwich and cut into neat triangles or finger sandwiches for fun
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Photo by Patty from "The PKP WAY"

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Have leftover Easter eggs? Or maybe just an abundance of hard boiled eggs? Make this incredible Avocado Egg Salad #recipe! It's #healthy and #tasty. #spring

Have leftover Easter eggs? Or maybe just an abundance of hard boiled eggs? Make this incredible Avocado Egg Salad #recipe! It's #healthy and #tasty. #spring

Have leftover Easter eggs? Or maybe just an abundance of hard boiled eggs? Make this incredible Avocado Egg Salad #recipe! It's #healthy and #tasty. #spring

Have leftover Easter eggs? Or maybe just an abundance of hard boiled eggs? Make this incredible Avocado Egg Salad #recipe! It's #healthy and #tasty. #spring

*Special note. Make sure your dyed Easter eggs used food-grade or homemade dye before eating!

GoAvo For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

Thank you to GoAvo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

I nearly called this post, “GoAvo in the Morning. GoAvo in the Evening!” It sounds like song lyrics. It flows right off the tongue, not unlike the product itself – GoAvo®. Have you had the pleasure yet? Our local grocer now carries all three flavors.

As you can tell by my almost-title, GoAvo is a product I can spend an entire day with. An entire week! What is it? It’s a new and delicious avocado-based condiment made from all-natural ingredients for a fresh and tangy flavor. Each bottle of GoAvo contains over 90% of tasty avocado. Combined with grapeseed oil, white wine vinegar, & lemon juice, GoAvo has a creamy texture & a delicious flavor. By replacing eggs yolks with avocados, GoAvo replaces saturated fats with monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats. This means less total fat, fewer calories, & no cholesterol. And oh so delicious.

And did i mention that GoAvo does not use any animal products?

I’m a fan of condiments in general, but I’m not a fan of traditional mayonnaise. I prefer GoAvo as my condiment of choice. I know what’s in it, and I love the elevated flavors it adds to my meals. I also use it as more than a condiment – I use it as an ingredient. A filling and nourising one. I have found a way to enjoy it with every meal, and for snacks and parties too.

What would you do with GoAvo spreads?

For starters, BREAKFAST! I had to put it in all caps, but I promise I’m not yelling at you. I’m just the sort of person who dreams about breakfast the night before. It doesn’t matter if it’s Rice Krispies with a little cream in the milk, or if it’s a full plate of all of my favorites. I have a fierce hunger in the morning. GoAvo pairs wonderfully with most breakfast items – eggs, cheese, toast, etc. I made bacon in the oven, breakfast potatoes in a skillet, and two sunny-side up eggs for my breakfast. Instead of putting GoAvo right on the eggs or toast, I decided to use it as a dipping sauce for the whole breakfast.

It was so good. As someone accustomed to a little avocado with breakfast, I admired the versatility and flavor of using GoAvo instead. I know I’ll do that one again! A few hours later, I used it as a sandwich condiment for my turkey and cheese.

I mixed mine with a dijon mustard, but the GoAvo could certainly stand alone if you’re into just the mayo or avocado thing. I used the Basil flavor for my sandwich. I also heated up my a spinach tortellini soup, since I’m a soup and sandwich lover.

Later on for a snack, and because my in-laws were coming over for a belated Easter dinner, it was time to make deviled eggs. I’m in love with egg salad and deviled eggs. Cassidy doesn’t like regular mayo at all, and I can also live without it, so I made deviled eggs with GoAvo instead. You can use any recipe you want, but I used my standard favorite, which is always good:

What You Need:

6-7 eggs

1/3 cup GoAvo®

2 teaspoons (or more) of yellow mustard

Salt

Pepper

Paprika

What You Do:

1. Hard boil the eggs. I do them in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes, but there are lots of ways.

2. Remove eggs and cool them in the fridge.

3. Then remove shells from eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Separate egg yolks and put the whites aside.

4. Mix the egg yolks with GoAvo, mustard, salt and pepper, to taste, and mash together until creamy and smooth.

5. Using a large star tip and plastic bag, pipe the mixture onto each egg white, filling the holes completely.

6. Sprinkle with paprika for a finish and serve!

Last, we have dinner. Cassidy makes his favorite taco recipe, using mostly fat-free ground turkey, taco spices from the co-op, grated pepper jack or colby cheese, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream. Then GoAvo as a taco topping!

The options really are endless. Check the GoAvo site for recipe ideas, and let me know if you try your own!

GoAvo can now be found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

For more info about GoAvo, go HERE.
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