Monday, June 19, 2017

Eggs and Avocados

Jan here, talking carbs.

Not just carbs, but the overload of carbs.

Don't get me wrong - I love carbs! Especially the healthy kind. Like veggies, and whole grains, and salad, and  - one of my favorites - banana oat smoothies!

Some of my favorite carbs (and a couple of their friends)!

But then there are those other

Oh, do I love those carbs, too! But if you've ever done a carb binge (you know - pizza with all the toppings followed by a generous helping of cheesy garlic bread, and then a big bowl of ice cream for dessert), you know how your body hates you the next morning.

At least, mine hates me.

When I was younger, I could bounce back from a carb binge with no problem. But now?

I have to follow up a carb binge with a breakfast made of delicious protein and healthy fats.

Yes, I said fats!

These are the healthy proteins and fats that go into one of my favorite breakfasts. I got the recipe idea from the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.

Eggs, olive oil, and avocados provide the fat and protein for this dish. It's filling and yummy, and it quiets those sugar cravings that scream at you after a carb binge. :)

Eggs and Avocados

First, cook two eggs the way you like them. Fried, boiled, scrambled, poached - any of those ways work for this recipe. But don't try to cheat yourself out of the healthy fats and powerful nutrients of your eggs by using an egg-whites-only alternative. Use real eggs! Your body will thank you.

While the eggs are cooking, prepare 1/2 avocado by peeling it and cutting it into bite-sized chunks.

What do you do with the other half? If you leave the skin (peel? husk? hull? cover?) on, and the seed in place, it will stay fresh longer. Just put it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until another meal within the next day or so.

Why only half of an avocado? Avocados are yummy, and loaded with healthy deliciousness, but you don't want to overload with fats. Be reasonable by keeping your serving to one half.

Put the eggs on one side of your plate and the avocado chunks on the other side. Drizzle the whole thing with olive oil (only a teaspoon or so - remember: you don't want to overload the fats!)

Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese, and add some nutritional yeast for some extra healthy deliciousness.

This breakfast is so satisfying and delicious that you won't be hungry for hours. 

And when you follow up with a salad for lunch - one that's loaded with veggies and low-fat protein like chicken or beans - or this Waldorf Cottage Cheese salad - that carb binge will be a distant memory. 

Find this recipe HERE!

You're welcome. :)

Meanwhile, we have a cover reveal!

"An Amish Courtship" is coming from Love Inspired Historical in August 2017! Pre-order here!


  1. Okay Jan, so I love eggs and I love avocados. However, I've never had them together and am not sure how I feel about this. It does seem like a spectacular idea, though. I think I just need time to fully wrap my brain around it.

    And yes, I do love those bad carbs. But, like you, my body doesn't necessarily care for them and occasionally rebels. Just another one of those things that is so not fair.

    1. I tried the "bake an egg in an avocado half" one time. Do you remember when that was all over Facebook?

      Don't try it. Just don't.

      But this...there's something about a few bites of avocado, a few bites of eggs... And if you don't want to eat them together, you can eat one first and then the other!

      I can't describe the great clean feeling this meal gives me when I'm feeling bloated with carbs. I've gotten so that I start craving it!

  2. Jan, this sounds so good! I love omelets with some avocado chopped up on top. I think I first had it at IHOP. :)

  3. I'm an oatmeal in the morning person...even in 40 degree weather!
    And I bet that's a carb too right? But I'd happily have this for lunch or dinner. Maybe throw in a side salad or some grilled veggies.

    And I love the cover!!! Excited to read "An Amish Courtship."

    1. I love oatmeal in the morning, too! But not on the hot days. And yes, a carb...but one of the good ones. :)