Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites for a Hike to Kaaterskill Falls

I am sharing an easy recipe for Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites that are great for a hike, picnic or cookout. With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner in the USA, it is a great time to start planning a menu for your picnic or cookout. Starkist Tuna offered me a variety of Tuna Creations that are lightly marinated and come in a pouch. I have a package in my desk drawer with some crackers for an emergency lunch or snack.

Hungry Girl's Sweet 'n Sassy Egg Bites
(I halved the recipe for our hike)

2 pouches of Tuna Creations (Sweet and Spicy)
1/4 cup reduced-fat/light mayonnaise
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion (I used less)
10 hard-boiled eggs, chilled

In a bowl, thoroughly mix tuna with mayo. Stir in pepper and onion. Halve eggs lengthwise; remove and discard yolks. Evenly distribute tuna mixture among egg white halves. 

Disclosure: I received Starkist product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Did you say you might need a quick and easy dessert too?
These cream cheese filled strawberries taste just like mini cheesecakes! 

The recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart. Last year, I added a blueberry to give it the red, white and blue theme for our Fourth of July picnic.

Recipe for Filled Strawberries:

8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 TB tablespoons confectioners' sugar
12 strawberries

Whip room-temperature cream cheese on medium speed until slightly fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 TB confectioners' sugar. Trim tops and bottoms of 12 strawberries to level. Use a small melon baller to scoop out tops. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip with cream cheese mixture; pipe into berries until it brims over tops.

Optional: Toast 1/4 cup sliced almonds in a 350°oven until golden-brown, 3 to 6 minutes; arrange slices over filling.
It was a beautiful day for a hike in the Catskill Mountains. We are drawn to the many beautiful waterfalls in New York state.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Happy you had nice hiking weather - your treats look so tasty!!

  2. Your eggs sound great! Never would have thought to add tuna, I like it:@)

  3. We really enjoy getting outdoors in WV too, Debbie. Your hike looked to be fabulous. I'm not crazy about deviled eggs, but those fruit bites look super!

  4. Your egg bites look like perfect hiking food for you and Joe, Debbie. Of course, the strawberries filled with cream cheese are the happy ending. I loved the dear picture of you both with the waterfall as your backdrop. It's so nice to enjoy a hike with your sweetie in the great outdoors!

  5. What a great egg bite recipe for hikes or celebrating the next holiday. The dessert looks amazing, I'm crazy for strawberries and filled with cream cheese would be yummy. I have a little get together this weekend and I'm going to make these. I love the idea of a hike in a beautiful spot. Adorable pic……….

  6. We are enjoying this cool spring weather and it looks like you are too! Perfect for hiking and spending time outdoors, although this Sunday the temps were a bit too low! Your eggs with tuna sound like a tasty variation on the deviled egg theme and if we leave out the mayo they will be safe later in the summer too. Yum--the strawberries look so ripe and juicy! Linda

  7. Great picture of you and Joe :) The egg bites sound delicious and everyone loves your filled strawberries!

  8. What a pretty spot for a hike and a little egg bite.


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