Healthy Egg Salad

The Pilot and I have always had pretty clear ideas of who does what in our little household. We each have our own *jobs*, from the normal everyday stuff (I cook, he does dishes, he vaccuums, I Swiffer and clean everything else, he takes out the trash and recycling), to the more unusual stuff.

Like boiling eggs… that’s always been his job.

half an egg carton

When I had a sudden and fierce craving for egg salad today, I knew I’d have to boil some eggs. It’s one of those things I’ve never really done before, save for the time in college which ended up with mushy refrigerated eggs and yolk everywhere…

I had a drink



and got down to biznazz.

boiling eggs

We only had one casualty

but the rest were a SUCCESS! Smile 17 minutes later, I had perfectly boiled incredible edibles.

hard boiled eggs

Since I’m not a mayo fan, plain goats milk yogurt and mustard were an amazing substitute:

mustard and goat milk yogurt

add some spices and


onion and paprika


egg salad on lettuce

Face <— rocked

Here’s the recipe or ya!


Healthy Egg Salad

A deliciously lightened up version of egg salad that uses goat milk yogurt instead of mayo.


  • 2 hard boiled egg whites, chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • half container goat milk yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Romaine or butter lettuce leaves


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Scoop onto lettuce leaves and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1

(Vegan? Try my raw not-chicken salad)

Kale chips are in the dehydrator:

kale chips

and I think Bell is trying to tell me to take her for a walk so we’re off to get some fresh air Winking smile


Enjoy the rest of your afternoon, friends <3



Please let me know if you have any reader’s request or video post ideas for this week!

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  1. Katie on February 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Look at Bella and her little legs, lol! So cute!!

    I hope you have a beautiful afternoon love! I love the kale chips! look amazing!

    <3 xoxo

  2. Hannah on February 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    i would love some green monster recipes! just got a juicer and love it. not as nice as yours, but i notice a difference in my energy, and don’t even need coffee! 🙂

  3. Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete on February 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Bella is so cute!!! Take her out for a walk 🙂

    I love love love eggs but for some reason I’m not a big egg salad fan — I’m not sure why. Give me an over easy egg anyday!

    Reader’s Request – maybe why you started your blog in the first place, how your blog has changed over the past few years, blogging tips, etc?

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      we had a lovely walk 🙂
      that’s a great idea- thank you!

  4. Meghan@travelwinedine on February 21, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Yum! I almost never make egg salad, but I do enjoy it. Especially with curry powder!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      YUM! i’m adding that next time for sure

  5. Michelle C on February 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This has nothing to do with the current post, but I made your beet and carrot burgers for dinner tonight. Holy moly those are yummy!!!! I almost can’t wait for lunch tomorrow to have another one!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      glad you liked them– they taste even better as leftovers! 🙂

  6. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on February 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I could never get the hang of hard-boiled eggs without the grey ring around the yolks…but now that I’m vegan, I guess it doesn’t matter! My fingers are crossed for a mind-blowing assignment for you and the Pilot!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      thank you! wishing and hoping…!!

  7. Kaleigh on February 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I do have a request!

    I was wondering if you could give some recommendations for workout videos that you have either done or heard about. I know you have done Insanity…and that’s a bit beyond my skill level. I have dabbled with Gillian Michaels, but am so turned off by her pushing “fat burners” and “detox cleanses” (the unhealthy kind). What I love about workout videos is that it kind of takes the thought process out of working out, and it provides good, live examples of what the form of the exercise (if doing weights or calisthenics) should look like (much like what you do with your clips!).

    Your expertise would be greatly appreciated!

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      i personally haven’t tried it, but have heard amazing things about chalean extreme. it’s more basic weight training and cardio, but still will get awesome results. maybe worth checking out?
      i love chalene… can’t stand jillian

  8. Dynamics on February 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    No matter what I do, I can NOT hard boil eggs. I fail every time. So, I go to Trader Joe’s and buy a package of 6 HB eggs already peeled. Works for me.

  9. Carla on February 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    That egg salad looks fantastic! I cant do goats milk yogurt it hurts my tummy too much. Its sad because I LOVE the taste of it! 🙁 We do kale chips every monday so my 6 year old has them for her lunch all week. they are a staple in this house!

    I stink at boiled eggs. whenever i make them the shell cooks to the egg which makes them nearly impossible to peel!

  10. Gina on February 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I need a dehydrator! I want kale chips 🙂

  11. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on February 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I love your idea of using yogurt in place of mayo for egg salad. Genius! Enjoy your time outside with Bella. 🙂

  12. Caitlin @ TPL on February 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I love eggs! That’s a great idea with the egg salad wrap, I must try! Congrats on your achievement!

  13. Stephanie on February 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I liked reading your adventures in boiling eggs. It’s important to try new things and to take risks in life! Haha!

  14. Laura on February 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Ha! I can sooo relate to this. I love having breakfast, any time, all the time. And when we decide to make breakfast my husband is always they one to break out the egg rings and make my eggs just the way that I like him. When he was on a work trip one time I decided that I wanted to make breakfast for myself. Breakfast FAIL. It sounds so easy but there is just something about the way he does that is just right and why I keep him around 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      food always tastes better when someone else makes it 🙂

  15. Becky on February 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Haha, I hate mayo too! I also use yogurt as a substitute, but I’ve never tried goat’s milk yogurt. I know you eat goat’s milk yogurt for its digestibility, but what do you think of the taste compared to regular or greek yog?

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      it definitely has a different flavor and tang to it, but i love it 🙂

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on February 21, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I love the idea of using yogurt and mustard in place of mayo. great idea!

  17. rebecca lustig on February 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I love using yogurt in place of mayo and/or dressing works like a charm in so many circumstances!

  18. Erica Rose on February 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    My Mom taught me this YEARS ago, and apparently it’s the “Julia Child way” of cooking hardboiled eggs. I’m vegan now, but I used to eat HB eggs like crazy and this always worked.
    Put the eggs in a pot, cover w/ water, plus a few inches. Cover w/ lid. Turn on burner to high and let the water boil. When the water boils, turn off the burner and take the pot off of the burner (keep covered). Wait 10 minutes. Voila, perfect HB eggs! After the 10min, if you want to slowly cool them down, just put the pot under a small stream of cool water in the sink for awhile. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      amazing- thank you!!

    • Lauren85 on February 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you, Erica Rose!! I used your mom’s tip and just successfully made hard boiled eggs for lunch tomorrow. 🙂

    • mi-an dela cruz on February 21, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      That’s how I was taught to boil eggs by my grandmother!! always perfect everytime!

  19. Susanne on February 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’m not a fan of mayo either (yuck!) Your yogurt and dijon mustard combo is genius!!!

  20. Ann on February 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I have been craving egg salad for weeks! I didn’t boil eggs until last summer, and after a few attempts of peeling the shells off in tiny pieces getting stuck under my fingernails, I finally mastered it. I have gotten out of the habit, but I had been keeping a few in the fridge for snacks.

  21. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on February 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Yum that egg salad looks delicious! I do have to go check out that raw not chicken salad though!

  22. Allison @ Food For Healing on February 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    my bf does the boiling of the eggs as well, whenever i have to do them, im always asking him how to do it haha so i hear ya!

  23. ezzie on February 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I’m not a big fan of mayo either (vinegar with egg yolks? uh, barf. 😛 ), and the yogurt + Dijon sounds like a great idea!

  24. ezzie on February 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I’m not a big fan of mayo either (vinegar with egg yolks? uh, barf. 😛 ), and the yogurt + Dijon sounds like a great idea!

  25. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on February 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Mayo = I love using greek yogurt as a substitute 🙂

  26. Kelly Michelle on February 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Try using mustard and hummus (and dill relish if you are into that) but the mustard/hummus combo totally makes egg (or salmon) salad

  27. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on February 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I nominated you this morning, forgot to tell you that in my earlier comment.

    Glad you got over your egg inexperience and rocked out an awesome looking egg salad! Turmeric is such a great anti-inflammatory, you’re so right. And nooch…oh I bet it’s awesome in egg salad. I havent had egg salad or eggs in years…probably at least 15? I kinda just had a craving for Deviled Eggs reading your post 🙂

  28. Tina on February 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Puppy tushy = adorable! Ah, I need to get a puppy! Visiting the pet store isn’t cutting it anymore!

  29. Katie on February 21, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I LOVE LOVE egg salad, but HATE HATE mayo! I have come up with some pretty *interesting* egg salad recipes that I bet you would love. Hummus egg salad, guacamole egg salad, etc….

    • Fitnessista on February 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      YUM ! excited to check those out!

  30. Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) on February 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    that all looks amazing! I willd efinitely be making this soon!!!

  31. Marianne Soukas on February 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    My husbands a chef and he taught me the way to get a perfect hard boiled egg everytime.

    Put your eggs in cold, very salted water. Bring to a boil. Once it’s at a rumbling boil, let it boil for 9 minutes exactly and bring the temperature down a tiny bit. Rinse with cold water, and let it sit in cold water for a few minutes. Crack and enjoy!

  32. Ashley @ the fit academic on February 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    aww, she’s too cute! that window is just her height!

  33. Ashley on February 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I was really into using veganaise for awhile and then I realized it has soy! I use it very moderately so I guess it won’t kill me. Better than the “real” stuff or Miracle Whip in my opinion.

  34. Melissa on February 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Now I have a craving for egg salad. I love the idea of yogurt + mustard!!!

  35. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on February 22, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I LOVE egg salad!!! I will have to try the yogurt idea!

  36. Annette @ enjoyyourhealthylife on February 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

    yummy kale chips….I have got to try and do that. I ate eggs today too-so DELISH!!

  37. Namaste Gurl on February 22, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I’m with you on being scared of boiling eggs- I seem to always mess them up somehow. Glad to know you overcame your fear and had luck! 🙂

  38. Rachel @ Healthy Teacher on February 22, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I’m thinking about trying some kale chips. Everything looks great!

  39. Aleksis on February 22, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Thank you for the veggie option, it looks delicious! Great idea on the yogurt instead of mayo

  40. nat on February 22, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Do you have any thoughts on the Tracy Anderson method?

    • Fitnessista on February 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm


  41. Mo on February 22, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Love egg salad – have the boiling eggs thing down to a science – but haven’t tried it with anything other than mayo. Will give your recipe a whirl. Hope Bella got her walk. We had 50 degrees last week and now we’re back to over a foot of snow. My 14 year old pupper acts like he’s 2 in this stuff – it’s really cute. Take care. By the way, there’s no better work out then shoveling that wet, heavy stuff!


  42. Jason @ Shutter&Saute on February 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Huge egg salad fan, and yours looks great! I think I need to invest in a dehydrator.

  43. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on February 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I am going to try the vegan raw version!! Numeric is always great for the goooorg yellow color;)

    I had kale chips for the first time the other night!! SO good, I am going to try them in my oven!

  44. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on February 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

    When I was younger my mom used to always pack egg salad sandwiches for family trips and they always stunk up the car. Now I can’t stand the smell of them lol!

  45. faith on February 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I made a lot of boiled eggs last year and I have finally gotten it right! I place eggs in cold water, bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat, leave the lid on, and set the timer for 12 minutes. After that they get a cold water bath and are good to go! I used to keep them at a boil for the whole 12 minutes but it turns out it’s an unnecessary waste of electricity! Is this the method you used?

  46. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on February 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’m down with your mayo-less egg salad. I’ve never been able to do mayo myself. Not sure why! It’s just more eggs, technically…right? I don’t even know. Something about the whiff I would get when mom would open the jar always turned my tummy.

    In other news I was watching the Jeff Corwin Experience streaming on Netflix last night (confession: I die for Animal Planet but don’t have cable so I have to take it where I can get it) and it was an episode all about AZ. He was exploring the air force base in Tucson and finding all kinds of stuff like toads, owls, coyotes, snakes…I don’t know anyone but you and the pilot who are out there so I am popping in to say: there are toads under the debris on the field where all them airplanes are hangin’ out. That is all. 🙂

  47. Christin@purplebirdblog on February 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I don’t eat enough egg salad… I might have to rectify that this week! It would be soooo delicious as the filling for a collard green wrap!

  48. Becky on February 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    So based on your love for all things goat cheese/milk, I went out and got goat milk yogurt today…trying it for breakfast tomorrow, eek!

    • Fitnessista on February 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

      let me know what you think! def mix it with something though (fruit, cereal, protein powder, etc)

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