Can you just take a second to really think about that? Creamy eggs, buttery avocado, and salty, crisped prosciutto coming together in one harmonious celebration that is the first meal of the day (though I’ve totally eaten these for lunch, too).
If you’ve never baked eggs before- breakfast casseroles, quiches, stuffed in sweet potatoes- you’re missing out on something delightful, convenient, and, of course, healthy. Not all baked eggs are created equal in the nutrition world, mind you. Some are loaded with heavy cream, showered with cheese, and can have layers of bread at the bottom. Delicious? Absolutely. Something I recommend you eat daily to support your health? Not so much.
I love making a baked egg dish on the weekend (when I actually have time to think about breakfast or lunch) and then using it as an meal during the workweek when I hardly have time to go to the bathroom, let alone think about what I’m going to eat for breakfast.
Like so many of you, Monday through Friday I need something I can easily throw together, reheat, and shovel into my mouth while still providing me with the nutrition to power me through the cat ranching that is my job. Poptarts and Lean Cuisines aren’t going to get the job done.
This recipe is one takes minutes of prep on the weekend, you can make a ton of them, and easily reheat them as needed all week. Pair with a honeycrisp apple and a spoonful of almond butter for breakfast or a salad for lunch and you’ve got a solid meal. Or, if you’re feeling baller, you could eat one for breakfast AND one for lunch.
A few tips:
-Use larger avocados or else you will need to scoop out a tablespoon or two of the avocado flesh
-Use a narrow pan that you can easily lean the avocados up against so they don't topple over and spill egg whites all over the place (don't worry...it happened to me and you can pour them right out into a bowl)
-Crack the eggs into a small dish first before gently spooning into the avocado. That way, if any shells fall in, you can easily pull them out before they get baked into the egg.
Let’s talk nutrition for a second, because I know some of you are sweating at the idea of consuming fat from eggs, avocado, and Italian pork in one sitting. Here the skinny on your three main ingredients:
Once you see how easy it is to bake eggs in an avocado, you will start wandering what other produce items can you bake eggs into? Sweet potatoes, bell peppers, patty pan squashes, and portabella mushrooms just begin to scratch the surface of possibilities of where your future may lead you.
Healthy Happy Texan
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