What’s more fitting than an egg recipe for Easter weekend?!
Before I begin, I wanted to remind everyone that this is a vegetarian blog! I eat so many greens and make so many vegan meals that a lot of my new readers think that I’m strictly vegan, but I’m not. I am mainly vegetarian but love cooking vegan/plant-based meals and creating vegan desserts. I find it an excellent way to add more fresh produce to my diet! I do consume Greek yogurt (dairy), and cook with eggs from time to time : ) Of course, all types of diets are welcome to my blog! If you are paleo, gluten-free, a meat eater, etc, I am always open to giving advice on swaps to make my recipes work for you! There is no diet judgement here, just healthy eating love!
For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.
This recipe is super easy to do and requires little prep!
Healthy, tasty, easy. YES!
This is a basic recipe to bake eggs in an avocado, but it would be eggcellent with pepper and fresh chopped chives or herbs, a tablespoon of salsa, a little hot sauce, or even better… Sriracha!
A super cute little package arrived at my doorstep just in time for Easter!
The Happy Egg Co. sent me an adorable “Miss Freda” plushie, grocery shopping bag, spatula, and tonssss of information to share with you guys!
The special thing about The Happy Egg Co. is that the hens, affectionately called “The Girls,” are free to frolic and roam outdoors on at least four acres of lush green pasture every day. In an industry where 90-95 percent of eggs come from caged hens that spend their entire lives in a cage the size of printer paper, that’s a big deal. In fact, happy egg hens have access to more than 14 sq. ft. per bird.!
At The Happy Egg Co. farms, their hens even have access to other amenities such as a large barn for sleeping that also includes pecking toys, clean water, and feed! It’s definitely 5 star hen treatment!
I’ve never referred to a carton of eggs as gorgeous until I opened these. My carton was filled with all different shades of rich brown eggs that lined up to the perfect ombré.
For a fun Easter craft this weekend, try dyeing The Happy Egg Co. eggs! When dyed, the signature brown shells make gorgeous natural pigments. They produce jewel-like tones versus dyeing with the same coloring methods on white shelled eggs!
If you’re not dyeing Easter eggs this weekend, you definitely have to try this delicious omega and protein packed breakfast recipe! I’ve included step by step photos for anyone who has ever been curious how to bake an egg inside an avocado!
When selecting an avocado, imagine fitting a whole egg inside of each half. You will want to hollow out your avocado so that the egg fits inside without overflowing.
Tip: Crinkle a strip of foil and wrap it around the bottom of the avocado before adding the egg so that it doesn’t roll around in the pan. This will keep the avocado level and in place so that the egg doesn’t spill over.
Baked Eggs in Avocado
1 large avocado
2 The Happy Egg Co. Eggs
Preheat oven to 475. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Using a spoon, scoop out some of the avocado “meat” so that the size of your egg can fit inside of it without spilling over the top. Place a crumbled strip of foil around each avocado half so that they stay level and do not rock. Crack 1 egg and drop into half of the avocado. Repeat with second egg and avocado half. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the egg turns white and firm. Enjoy hot.
Topping Ideas: black pepper and fresh chopped chives, herbs, salsa, hot sauce, or Sriracha.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Whole Grain: none – this would be delish with 1/2 cup brown rice
Plant Based Fat: avocado
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