Avocado? Check. Bacon? Check. Eggs? Check
These Avocado Egg Boats with Crispy Bacon are an absolute hit! The creaminess of the avocado baked with a free range egg and then topped with the crispy texture and flavour of high quality pasture raised bacon is a great way to power up any day!
Are you hungry yet?
We love food that tastes great, that is quick and easy to make, and most important - food that is healing to our bodies.
This little dynamo breakfast is just that, loaded with protein (which keeps you full and gives you an energy boost), packed with healthy fats (also great for energy) and a great source of fiber from the avocado. All this equals a dish that will ultimately aid in healing your gut.
And you know what that means? A happy gut = a happy you.
We All Love Avocado's Right?
Why Exactly Are Avocados So Nutritious?
Let's begin by saying that avocados are that glorious fruit that brings a smile to everyone's face until someone eats the last slice! Yup, that's how much we love them.
The great thing about avocados is that they are low in carbs - perfect for anyone following a low carb/ketogenic diet and wanting all the benefits of being in ketosis.
While they are low carb they still maintain a rich source of fiber which is great news for your gut. You can read more about this in our article 27 High Fiber Low Carb Foods.
Let's go into a little more detail on how:
Avocados Aid Digestion
A fruit that has been known to soothe the gut. They are low in simple sugars but contain the highest amount of fiber among fruit! The fiber they contain is both soluble and insoluble, this ensures you digestive system runs smoothly.
Avocados also stimulate gastric and digestive juices, which means nutrients will be absorbed in the best way possible.
Heres what consuming 150 grams of it will give you:
- 240 calories (184 of which comes from fat)
- Zero cholesterol
- 11mg of sodium
- 13 grams of carbohydrates
- 10 grams of dietary fiber
- Only 1 gram of sugar
- Vitamin K: 26% of RDA
- Vitamin C: 17% of RDA
- Potassium 14% of RDA
- Vitamin B5: 14% of RDA
- Vitamin B6: 13% of RDA
- Folate: 20% of RDA
- Vitamin E: 10% of RDA
Don't be alarmed fat content in Avocados, this fat is so good for you. In fact, our bodies need fat in order to produce energy, absorb nutrients and build cell membranes. The secret though is making sure you stick to eating the right kind of fat.
This fat that is found in avocados is called monosaturated fats.
So know that you're ready to add more good fats and fiber into you your diet. Here is the recipe!
Avocado Egg Boats, we hope you enjoy!Print
2 avocados, ripe
4 free range eggs
2 bacon slices (optional)
Pickled red onion (optional)
Pinch of ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives or fresh herbs of your choice
- 1. Preheat oven to 220℃.
- Slice avocados in half, and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the
center of each avocado half so that a cracked egg will fit inside.
- In a small baking dish, arrange the avocado halves so that they are facing
sliced side up.
- Crack an egg into a small cup and gently pour into each avocado half.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the egg white has set. Remove from the
oven and season with pepper, bacon, pickled red onion and herbs.