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Ham-and-Egg Surprise

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 2 halves)
It's high in protein, but light cheese and ham keep fat and calories low.


  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, shelled
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped lean ham
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cut eggs in half (either way); remove yolks, and reserve them for another use. (You can crumble yolks and sprinkle on a green salad or mix into macaroni or potato salad).

  2. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, and ground pepper.

  3. Use fingers to shape about 2 teaspoons of the ham-and-cheese mixture into a small ball, and press it into the yolk cavity of the egg white. Repeat the same process with remaining egg-white halves and ham-and-cheese mixture.

  4. Pack 2 halves in a lidded plastic container or paper cup covered with foil; add them and an ice pack to lunch box or bag.

  5. How kids can help: Remove yolks; mix ingredients; shape the mixture into balls and press them into the egg whites.