Egg Mayo Dip

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Okay, I'll start with the good news. 

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I was actually short-listed in two categories. Food & Drink and Most Innovative. But I'm a finalist in the Most Innovative Blog category, which I will happily take! So cross your fingers and your toes for me 'cause I'll be finding out if I'll need something from the Decadent side to comfort me or not on the 22nd October. No stress. What. So. Ever.

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And now, for the other good news. 

Top: My belt notch of choice at the start of August Bottom: My belt notch of choice at the start of October. Gonna need another belt soon...

Top: My belt notch of choice at the start of August
Bottom: My belt notch of choice at the start of October. Gonna need another belt soon...

I'm having to tighten my belt these days. To keep my jeans from falling off!

That's right, the fat is shifting. Two months and three notches tighter, I'm starting to see and feel a noticeable change. 

So what has caused this sudden reduction? I started with a new trainer, still doing strength and condition, and still in a group setting, but my new trainer's approach to fitness and nutrition is making the difference. Just goes to show, not every trainer will be right for you. 

Don't get me wrong, my previous PT was great and a lot of the girls going to him did see brilliant results. Unfortunately, it just wasn't working for me. 

But now I seem to be on track. I have a very long way to go. A very, very long way, but my ever tightening belt is just the sort of motivation I need to stick to the plan and keep going. Not that I'm finding it hard to stick to the plan, the food's great and I never feel hungry at the end of the day. I have re-feeds to look forward to which keep me sane and I'm still enjoying strength and conditioning type of training. 

The nifty little recipe in this post is a snack option. I guess you could also have it for breakfast or with your lunch, but for me, it's usually a snack. I'm not supposed to be having cow's milk too regularly, so the protein yoghurt with berries won't always do for my afternoon nibble, even though I would happily have it every day. Eggs, however, are a great go-to for any meal. 

Egg mayonnaise. I love the stuff! Well, I used to love the stuff in a sandwich, but that's not an option these days. So instead, I'm using it as a dip. A few sticks of crunchy celery (I genuinely love celery), carrots, peppers or whatever. A bit of creamy egg mayo with smoked paprika, and you are sorted!

Now, if you're up for making your own mayonnaise, you could probably have this quite often. But, if you're like me and just don't have time, or sometimes just don't get your ass organised, you'll be using store-bought mayonnaise. In that case, you might want to keep this snack as another occasional option. 

Oh, and don't skip the smoked paprika. It's one of my favourite spices these days, especially on a steak. But it's also great for adding a lovely smoky flavour to something simple like a dip. I really like the Tesco brand, but any brand will do. So, egg mayo with a little tasty twist.

Happy noshing!

Egg Mayo Snack

Approx 85 kcal
Macros Approx: 1g Carbs | 6g Fat | 6g Protein

 

 

Approx 93 kcal
Macros Approx: 1g Carbs | 7g Fat | 6g Protein

Ingredients: Low Fat Mayonnaise
1 Large Egg
½ tsp Light Mayonnaise
2 Pinches Smoked Paprika
Pinch Sea Salt Flakes
 

Ingredients: Regular Mayonnaise
1 Large Egg
½ tsp Regular Mayonnaise
2 Pinches Smoked Paprika
Pinch Sea Salt Flakes
 

Method

  • Place egg (or eggs) in a small saucepan then fill pan with cold water so that the egg is submerged
  • Place saucepan over high heat to bring to a boil
  • Once it's boiling, start a timer for 3 minutes
  • When 3 minutes are up, remove saucepan from heat and leave egg in the hot water for another 10 minutes
  • Finally, pour out hot water then cool off the egg(s) with running cold water
  • Once egg is cool, peel away shell
  • Place egg(s) in a bowl and roughly mash with a fork
  • Add mayonnaise, paprika and salt, and mix together until mostly combined
  • Check seasoning, add more if needed
  • Enjoy your snack with dip delivery system of choice

 

Other Tips:

Keep refrigerated in a sealed container, should be okay for about 3 days.

Make a larger batch and keep handy in the fridge. Multiply the ingredients by the amount of eggs using, except for the salt, season to taste

I used Hellman's mayonnaise to work out the macros with MyFitnessPal

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Calories & Macros are rough estimates using MyFitnessPal, these numbers may vary depending on ingredient brands etc.
I am not a professional dietitian or in any way an expert on diet and health nutrition, these recipes are suited to my own personal eating plan and may or may not fit in with your own personal eating plan. 
Please check with your own personal trainer / coach / doctor / dietitian / etc. to see if these recipes are suitable to you.

Posted on October 6, 2015 .