I’m starting another week of super clean eating today. I know a week won’t necessarily be as life changing as say, a month, but everyone has their own way of keeping themselves from going too off track during the holidays and this is mine. Can you believe the end of the year is already upon us? What happened?
I get bored easily in the kitchen, so my biggest challenge is finding easy and quick mini-meal items I can get excited about even with convenience treats readily available (and cheese, I love cheese). After making the cilantro lime aioli I posted a few weeks back, I decided to make an egg salad to serve with some avocado for a light lunch. It was delicious, so it needed blogging. Writing up this post is also a good way to start another short bout of whole 30-style eating for me.
For starters, the Godfather is not doing this with me, so I’m alone on this and will likely have at least one item that isn’t permitted on the program at each meal. In fact, I may even be preparing it. Second, last week the baking bug bit and I was making all sorts of fall treats, so we had sugar everywhere! It was delicious, and I was able to share with neighbors, the Godfather’s office, friends, so it wasn’t like we even tried to eat it all, but did have quite a bit of dessert. Finally, I also have quite a few ideas and plans for holiday blogs and baking coming up, but I can’t test that this week. Instead I’ll focus on developing some more clean recipes for you. Balance, remember?
Egg salad has always been considered a treat food for me, and using homemade aioli instead of mayo makes a world of difference. It almost makes me forget how much I’ll miss sugar in my coffee and cheese (kidding!). Seriously though, I haven’t made traditional egg salad in months because this is so so good.
Food safety note: homemade aioli does use raw eggs so you must keep this refrigerated!
- 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled
- 1 tbsp cilantro lime aioli
- 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ tsp fresh lime juice
- pinch white pepper
- pinch salt
- Chop the eggs and put into a small bowl.
- Add the other ingredients and stir to combine
- Adjust seasonings to taste
- Enjoy! Serve with sliced avocado if desired.