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Nov
18

Baked Eggs and Avocado

Combining the nutrients from avocados and eggs and you are off to a healthy start to any morning, which will provide you with natural energy and ward off disease and other ailments.

What better way to start your day than with a nutrient packed breakfast? Avocados contain about 20 vitamins, including vitamin C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. It also has a healthy dose of dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and beta-carotene.

Eggs play a vital role in weight management, muscle strength, eye health, brain function and much more. Eggs are known to have the highest quality of protein, which will also help provide you natural energy to start the day and keeps you feeling full longer. Protein is also what helps build muscle strength and helps prevent muscle loss. Eggs also contains choline, which is what aids in healthy brain function. There are two antioxidants, Lutein and zeaxanthin, found in egg yolks. These two antioxidants help to prevent macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of age-related blindness.

So with this in mind, let’s get cracking! Not only is this a delicious and nutritious recipe, but it is simple to make and allows you to multi-task in your morning routine.

Ingredients:

2 avocados

4 small to medium eggs

black pepper to taste

cilantro or parsley

Directions:

First, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Now it’s time to prepare the avocados. Slice the avocados lengthwise. Carefully remove the pit with a spoon. If need be, scoop out a tablespoon or two from the avocado just enough to hold the egg and keep it from spilling over.

Now set the avocados snuggly in a baking dish. This will help steady them and their egg contents while cooking. Next, add one egg to the well in each avocado. It always helps if you can get the yolk in first. Allow the egg whites to spread across the top of the avocado.

Sprinkle with black pepper, cilantro, parsley or any other herb or spices you desire. Next set in the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

Serve warm.

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