Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Baked Eggs in Avocado Halves

In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month, I wanted to post a great egg recipe. Unfortunately, eggs have a bad rep due to their cholesterol content. What people often forget is that eggs contain over 40 different proteins, vitamins and minerals, and increases LDL cholesterol (the healthy kind you want to have). Eggs are a staple ingredient in baking, quiches, omelets, and are great by themselves boiled or sunny side up. (I'll be posting how to make the perfect boiled egg at a later date.)  Here is a super simple recipe that is low sugar and fiber filled! Not to mention has nearly 40 mg of Omega-3's per serving!

Baked Eggs in Avocado Halves 

Servings: 2
Calories per serving: 370
Fat per serving: 29 grams
Sodium per serving: 450 mg

2 Avocados
4 Eggs
Pepper to taste
Chives to taste
4 Tablespoons Salsa

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice avocados in half and take out the pit.  Scoop out just enough avocado to ensure the egg will sit snugly. Place the avocado in a small baking dish.
Crack an egg and place in the scooped out avocado.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the egg whites have set.
Remove from oven, season with pepper, chives, and a tablespoon of your favorite salsa.

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