The Easter Bunny is on his way. I suggest we take this opportunity to celebrate an old favorite from back in our sandwich-eating days. Juicy red tomato, crisp lettuce, and a healthy strip of smoky bacon make a happy mouthful atop these BLT Deviled Eggs. They are low-carb, gluten, grain, and dairy-free. Depending on your choice of mayo they are soy-free, as well as Paleo depending on your choice of bacon.
After a long winter, spring is bursting through the soil here in Western Montana. Hyacinths . . .
Honeybees dipping into daffodils . . .
Proof of life, everywhere in sight.
We are surrounded by symbols of revival, renewal, restoration, and rebirth.
I see rhubarb recipes in our future.
Lots and lots of hard boiled eggs.
If you can tolerate eggs, this can be a very good thing.
Deviled eggs are quick to disappear from any buffet. And yes, these BLT-stuffed ones are as good as they sound. Whether it’s Easter, a picnic, a potluck, or a BBQ, find an excuse to make these.
But first, let’s get psyched about the thyroid-specific nutrition in these little beauties:
- Eggs provide the thyroid with three of the primary nutrients it requires: tyrosine, iodine, and selenium. These nutrients work in concert to promote and protect thyroid function. See below.
- One egg provides 29% RDI of tyrosine, which the thyroid gland combines with iodine to make thyroid hormone.
- One egg provides 16% DV of iodine, which is essential for the production of thyroid hormone. Too much or too little can be harmful to the thyroid. See selenium below.
- One egg provides 22% DV of selenium, which has numerous benefits to the thyroid. Studies have shown it to reduce inflammation and antibodies in those with thyroid-specific autoimmune disease. It is also essential for the conversion of T4 to T3, and helps to regulate and protect the thyroid from the damage that can be caused from too much iodine.
Happy Spring dear readers! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
Wishing you the best of health,