Have You Tried Avocado Egg Nests?

I had a deliciously simple breakfast this morning that anyone can try if you like the combination of eggs and avocado. They are called avocado nests or cups and the recipe is so easy a child could make it (if properly supervised, of course!) I’m sharing mine off of Pinterest at Add a Pinch’s blog. (click the link for pics and the recipe)

Avocado Egg Nests

All you do is halve an avocado, scoop out the center a little bit where the pit used to be, crack an egg in each half, salt, pepper and if you’re like me, add some grated cheese. Place the halves in an oven-safe baking dish, pop them into a 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes and BOOM! You have a quick, easy, delicious breakfast to go with your coffee! I only ate one half and now I’m wishing I had done two! Oh well, there’s always lunch!

We always try to eat farm-raised eggs and not buy eggs from the store. Luckily, my hubby Dave has a source where he works that provides him with plenty of fresh eggs-We eat A LOT of eggs. Egg cups, bacon, and eggs, avocado nests, boiled eggs for breakfast or adding to salads…like I said. They are a great, easy protein source-6g each that can be grabbed and eaten on the run, or incorporated into other recipes.

Avocados are one of the “good” fats you need to be eating when you’re on a keto diet. They are low carb (1/2 is 1g carb) and 10.5g fat and 1.5g protein. So, my macros for this morning’s breakfast were approximately 7.5g protein, 52.5g of fat, and 2g of carbs.  Lunch should be mostly concentrated on protein or skipped altogether for me to balance out just right for the day. Ideally, my daily macros should be 66g of protein, 65g of fat, and 25g of carbs based on my Keto Calculator. If you would like to figure out yours, just click on the link and follow the easy directions. The plug-in your values site gives you the values you need to strive for to obtain your goals, whether it be weight loss or maintaining ketosis.

If you’ve never tried them, give them a shot and let me know what you think! Avocados and eggs are a heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth combination, I’m betting you’ll love it!

 

 

Day 53-Tips and Tricks Week-Quick Kitchen Hacks

You know those days when you’re in the kitchen, pressed for time because you have a huge dinner party to get ready for? Yeah, me neither, but I thought I’d share some really cool kitchen hacks to save you precious time to get back to Big Brother or whatever you were doing.

The first one comes from Fixitsamo and shows how to speed peel everything from an avocado to a kiwi right here: https://youtu.be/dFGo4CHyVVU

I found it on Instructables along with the coolest trick I’ve ever seen to peel boiled eggs in my life! Get that one here: https://youtu.be/7ZT92fRAe9k

I’ve personally tried that one and it really works! That’s all I have for you today, watch the videos and let me know how the tricks worked for you.

Now get out of that kitchen and enjoy your day! I’m off to gather up some more tips and tricks to share with you tomorrow! In the meantime, don’t forget about the upcoming events-

Camp Craig Allen Annual BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser Oct. 7, 8 (click here to learn more or donate-http//www.campcraigallen.org)

PKD Walk Oct 22-walkforpkd.org/northtexas

Thank you in advance for your interest and concern!