Egg Fast Recipe – Easy Deviled Eggs (Low Carb)


A low carb recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im HungryIt’s Monday, which usually means a new low carb meatball recipe, but I’ve pushed out the schedule this week due to my egg fast and needing to get all the relevant recipes for the upcoming egg fast menu plan posted this week.

You probably don’t need a recipe for basic deviled eggs, but I need to post it so I can link to it from the menu plan later.

Before I get to the recipe, here is my Egg Fast update! I was down another .6lbs this morning! That makes a total of 6.6lbs in three days. I’ll take it!

Still feeling great, plenty of energy, and sleeping like a baby at night by the way. For the curious, my blood pressure was 121/82 this morning – and that was after 2 cups of bulletproof coffee.

As a side note, there were a few concerns voiced on the IBIH Facebook Page and Instagram regarding staying “regular” while doing the Egg Fast Diet.  People are worried that the lack of fiber will cause issues, and while I can’t speak for everyone I’ll just say it hasn’t been a problem for me.

I believe that the high amounts of fat (including the MCT oil) help keep things running smoothly, as well as supplementing with Magnesium which has a mild laxative effect when taken in normal doses.  Unless you have major issues already, don’t let concerns about fiber keep you from trying it – you should be fine.

What I ate on Day Three

7 eggs
2 Tbsp MCT oil (in my bullet proof coffee)
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 string cheese
5 oz cream cheese
6 Tbsp butter
102 ounces spring water
12 oz La Croix sparkling water
12 oz Fresca
12 oz Diet Coke

a LCHF and Keto friendly recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Yesterday we went to a friend’s house for dinner – spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, salad. It all smelled amazing. I brought my snickerdoodle crepes (recipe tomorrow) in a container and ate them instead. I did have some diet soda while there, which felt like a treat and is technically legal on the fast (though I’ve mostly given up diet soda because it’s just not good for you.)

Socializing while on an egg fast or other restrictive diet like this is much harder than when staying at home, but it’s not impossible if you plan accordingly. I had a great time and managed to stay on plan – success!

An egg fast recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

People have asked if deviled eggs are OK on the egg fast, and they are, but nothing too fancy as we have to stick to basically eggs, fat, and cheese – with a few basic low carb condiments. Normally, I’d use lemon or lime juice in my deviled eggs, but they actually contain a surprising amount of carbs, so to get that tangy element I used green tobasco sauce (which you should be able to find in your regular grocery store) instead. 1 tsp has zero carbs, but lots of flavor and just a hint of heat. You could also use red tobasco or Frank’s Red Hot for these if you prefer it.

Egg Fast Recipe – Easy Deviled Eggs (Low Carb)

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 2 deviled egg halves

A super simple deviled egg recipe that is perfectly suited to the egg fast, keto, lchf, low carb, and Atkins diet.


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar free mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp green tobasco
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt


  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow eggs and water to cool for about 20 minutes. Run the eggs under cold water and peel. Cut the eggs in half and scoop out the yolks into a medium bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork, then blend with the mayonnaise, tobasco, and salt until smooth. Spoon or pipe the yolk mixture back into the eggs. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Approx nutrition info per serving: 178 calories, 17g fat, .5g net carbs, 6g protein

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  1. Toni

    Mellissa, I’ve been reading about your stall (and other’s on the net) while doing HFLC and hoping that I wouldn’t have this experience. Unfortunately, it seems I’ve hit that wall since I’ve pretty much stayed the same weight for the past month (uggh!). Since I’ve been carefully watching my carb and calorie intake, I wondered what it could be, and now I suspect that it may be one (or maybe both) of two things: First, I have been slacking on my water consumption. I’ve been drinking at least 64oz, but not my usual 108 oz. Second, I’ve been drinking a few diet sodas and consuming more sugar alternatives lately. Maybe that’s the culprit. I plan to increase water and remove the sweetners for a while to find out. Since you’ve mentioned that you are still drinking diet sodas, could that be the cause for your stall? Just something to consider…. Waiting to hear the end results of your egg-fast, after returning to normal LC.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny07-07-2014

      Eliminating sugar subs is definitely a great first step Toni! I did that too as a test – though it didn’t help me break my stall at all. I rarely if ever drink diet soda – I’m allowing a few during the fast because when I’m at other people’s houses or at a restaurant it’s a nice break from my eggs. I don’t make a habit of drinking it though – mostly just spring water and the occasional sparkling water (unsweetened.)

      • Toni

        Thanks for your feedback! I hope to figure out some good reason for being stuck here. If I see that same number on the scale one more day, I think I’ll scream!

    • Nikki Parry-Wulff
      Nikki Parry-Wulff07-07-2014

      cutting out the sweeteners worked for me, I must be one of the ‘lucky’ (ahem) few whose body tastes sweet and goes “oh, that’s sweet, must be sugar….let’s GAIN weight!” I strted losing (slooooooowly) after cutting them out fully

      • Toni

        Did it matter whether you were using artificial sweeteners or something like stevia? My sucralose use has been been pretty high and I think that may be it.

  2. Lisa

    Hi! I’m new to your site and so excited to see all of the low-carb g/f recipes! Such a lifesaver when I have to make meals for myself that no one else in the family is eating. :-) I have a question: I’m new to the keto lifestyle but loving the changes in my health so far. I used the link for the keto calculator to get my macros and I read on that page that most people can get into ketosis if they stay under 50g of carbs a day. Your 3 day kick-start plan says under 20g. Does the 50g refer to maintenance level? It seems quite high to me…I’m staying at/under 20g (even though I run 3-5 miles nearly everyday) but I’ve read elsewhere it isn’t safe to eat any less than 20g of carbs a day. So basically I guess I’m confused, lol! Any help you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!

  3. linda

    Can I use mustard in the deviled eggs?

  4. Dawn

    Hi Mellissa!

    I’ve been on Atkins most of my life but started gaining weight, 15 lbs in 8 months…I’m 54 and was getting ready to hit the 200 lbs mark (yicks)…I had to do something! Well after thinking about it, I figured it must be the menopause plus the stress from running a business but it was also Gluten!

    I lost 8 lbs in 10 days by dropping Gluten, carbs and a lot of dairy products…but then I stopped losing weight…nothing for two weeks, it was like hitting that wall. I saw your Egg Fast e-mail, and went to your Blog and read everything you had on the Egg Fast including the links.

    The first thing I did was make your pancakes and then I went to the store to buy butter, cheese & eggs plus I wanted to make your deviled eggs….they were great!

    So I now know, that mayonnaise, Tabasco, cheese is a go! So about 1 hour ago….I looked up a recipes for variations in deviled eggs ( I love deviled eggs). I found a recipe for Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs and thought of you.

    I left out the celery, didn’t want to chance it but the Franks is 0 carbs and I love the flavor.

    Here is the link:

    I would love seeing your spin on this recipe!

    Thank you so much for sharing the Egg Fast Information on your Blog! I started the diet yesterday afternoon and hoping I do as well as you have.


  5. Dawn

    I just saw your Buffalo Omelet…Breakfast tomorrow!

    Thanks again,

  6. Sandi Blankenship
    Sandi Blankenship07-08-2014

    Hit moderate ketosis this morning ;) Woo Hoo!
    Started egg fast on Saturday and as of this morning (beginning of Day 4) I was down 6 pounds. Feeling a bit off, but that could also be the jet lag, very happy with results thus far! The Buffalo Omelet is SUPERB!

    • Dawn

      Thanks Sandi…once I fix my husband’s high carb breakfast I’m fixing the omelet…so excited. Down 2 lbs this morning, needless to say…I’m stoked! Congrats on your 6 lbs Sandi.

  7. Stacey C
    Stacey C07-12-2014

    Love deviled eggs! I enjoy low carb versions even more, because most deviled eggs are too sweet for my taste. Some alternative ideas I have tried: Adding about an ounce of cream cheese added some richness and “body” to the yolk mixture, and a sprinkle of turmeric and paprika added some nice color that’s usually supplied by the mustard. Very tasty!

    I tend to dislike the whites because they are so bland, so next time I am going to try a method I saw Damaris Phillips use – she drizzles the whites with garlic-infused olive oil and salts & peppers them before adding the yolk mixture.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny07-12-2014

      Loving all of these ideas you shared Stacey – can’t wait to try some of them for myself!!!!

  8. Cathie

    Truffle oil would be good too!

  9. Cara

    U have a question. If we are to have 3 net carbs a day and my large egss contain 4.6 carbs. How do I manage? Can you please suggest the brand you use? Thank you.

    • Mellissa Sevigny
      Mellissa Sevigny12-26-2014

      Cara a large egg has .6g net carbs, all eggs are the same regardless of the brand. Also, it doesn’t say anywhere on my site that you can only have 3 net carbs per day. Generally to hit ketosis you’ll need to stay under 20g net carbs so you will be fine on the egg fast.

      • Cara

        I am sorry I confused fat for carbs. I must have read somewhere else about net carbs. Thank you for the prompt reply. =)

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