I’m already sick of Halloween candy, and it’s only September.
Seriously, it’s everywhere! Do you ever wonder if it’s possible to celebrate a holiday anymore without truckloads of candy and sugar? Here is one small way you can push back the tide of sugary treats, but still celebrate what’s fun about Halloween: by making some healthy Jack-O-Lantern deviled eggs.
Jack-O-Lantern deviled eggs are easy to make and a fun way to add some Halloween spirit to lunch. And they are a healthy dose of protein, which is usually lacking in most Halloween themed foods. Come and join me in celebrating Halloween with some healthy food this year!
How to make Jack-O-Lantern Deviled Eggs
Here’s what you’ll need:
- hard boiled eggs
- Greek yogurt
- something orange or red for flavor and color – I used Sriracha mayo and Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney
- a sheet of nori ( used to make sushi) and some paper or nori punches, for the facial features
- a small piece of cucumber, for the pumpkin stem
Cut the boiled egg in half. It looks best when you cut it lengthwise. Press the yolks through a sieve and into a bowl. This may seem unnecessary, but it breaks up any lumps and makes the filling so silky and smooth! Once you try it you will see what I mean.
Add a little plain Greek yogurt, and some orange and/or red sauce for flavor. Don’t worry about measurements, just add some to taste. I used a squirt of Sriracha mayo, a dash of paprika, and some Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney from The English Provender Co. This is one of the things I got in my Degustabox this month (you can see what Degustabox is all about by clicking on the ad over on my sidebar to the right). The chutney added just the right balance of sweetness and savoriness to these deviled eggs. This product is one that I probably wouldn’t have tried if I saw it in the store ( I’ve never even had chutney before), but I am so glad I did!
Mix the ingredients together with a spoon until smooth, and fill the egg halves. Use a knife to level off each egg half, so you can see the round shape really well.
Now it’s time to add the jack-o-lantern faces. The easiest way to make the face is with a sheet of nori. Nori is used to make sushi, and can be found in most grocery stores and Asian markets (you can even order it online, and I’ll show you where to get it below).
There are a lot of punches created specifically for using with nori ( I’ll show you some cute ones below), but for the jack-o-lanterns shown in the bento above I used some old scrapbook punches that I bought ages ago, so you just might have something on hand that would work great to make a face! Just slip the nori sheet into the punch, just like you would if it was paper, and punch out the pieces you need.
Use a wet toothpick to pick up the tiny pieces and attach them to the egg.
Cut a slice of cucumber, then cut a thin edge off one side, so it’s mostly the green peel that you see. Cut small, rectangle shaped pieces for the pumpkin stem and attach to the eggs.
Now you’re done! Pack them into a lunch, or serve them at a Halloween party, and enjoy your healthy Halloween treats 😀
Products I Used
Here’s where you can buy the nori and face punches to make your own adorable jack-O-lantern deviled eggs:
You can find the Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney from their website ( as mentioned above), but you may also want to look into subscribing to Degustabox – you get a big box of food surprises each month, for much less than you would if you bought them at the store. It’s a great way to try food that you may not have considered before, and it’s a lot of fun!
Here’s what came in my Degustabox this September: