grapefruit

Avo Egg English Muffin

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Avocados are EVERYWHERE right now and I have been buying them like a crazy person! I love me some avo, even for breakfast! I enjoyed this petite breakfast sandwich with a side of fresh grapefruit and red grapes that my friend brought me from her house! Of course you could use one cup of any fruit you would like. Now, get ready for some serious yolk porn…

Avo Egg English Muffin
_MG_6894This is the juiciest grapefruit I’ve ever had!
Avo Egg English Muffin
Avo Egg English Muffin

Avo Egg English Muffin
Avo Egg English Muffin
Serves 1

1 Egg
1/4 medium avocado
1/2 whole grain english muffin

On the side
1/2 cup grapefruit
1/2 cup red grapes

Split the English muffin in half and toast one side. Mash and spread 1/4 of an avocado onto the toasted English muffin. Generously spray a skillet with nonstick or olive oil cooking spray over medium heat. After skillet has heated, crack one egg and drop it into the pan. Cook egg until whites because solid. Remove egg from pan and transfer to the avocado coated English muffin. Enjoy with 1 cup of fresh fruit of your choice!

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: grapefruit and grapes
Whole Grain: 1/2 English muffin
Protein: egg
Plant Based Fat: avocado

Summer Salad

I hope that everyone had a nice holiday weekend! It is getting hot hot hot in Los Angeles, and I couldn’t think of anything more refreshing than a cold fruit salad with a twist! Instead of the usual all-fruit salad, how about combining some other plant based components of protein, whole-grain, and fat to complete your meal!

Hold the dressing… This salad consists of 4 different flavors that perfectly compliment each other to make a tart yet sweet and refreshing dish, so there is no need for anything else. I’m so hooked, I could probably have this every single day!

P.S. If you are trying to incorporate vegetarian or vegan meals into your diet, this is a great easy option for meatless mondays. On a high note, this salad is boyfriend approved and my sister went back for seconds haha

Summer Salad
Serves 1

1 medium grapefruit
1/2 cup chilled unshelled edamame
1/2 cup chilled corn
1/4 medium avocado

Remove the skin of the grapefruit by cutting with a knife between the rind and flesh. Once the outer skin and pith has been removed, separate segments of the grapefruit and remove all of the membrane, pulp, and seeds so only the grapefruit flesh remains exposed. Chop the segments into smaller cubed pieces. Remove 1/4 avocado meat from it’s skin and cut into cubes. Add the chilled corn (rinsed and strained) and edamame  to the grapefruit and avocado and gently toss. Serve chilled.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: grapefruit
Whole Grain: corn
Protein: edamame
Plant Based Fat: avocado

Broiled Grapefruit

Grapefruit can be quite tart, but once it is broiled and caramelized to perfection with a pinch of brown sugar, it makes a fabulous dessert!

Everyone gets the urge to cheat once in a while, so instead of going for a fattening slice of pie, this low-fat treat is a much healthier indulgence. If you’re going to cheat, this is the way to do it! Plus your kitchen will smell amazing!

I had a special guest photographer shoot my juicy grapefruit photo today! Jessica at Cardelucci, Inc. stopped by for a sweet treat and donated her photography skills to today’s post! Thanks, Jess!

Broiled Grapefruit
Serves 1-2

1 grapefruit
1 tsp butter (optional)
1 Tbsp brown sugar

Arrange the oven rack to the highest shelf, closest to the heat (grapefruit will sit about 2 inches from the heat). Turn the oven to “broil” setting. Cut grapefruit in half and place in an oven-safe pan. Divide the butter and spread along the top of each piece. Then divide and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over each half. Place in the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until the brown sugar melts and edges begin to brown. Remove the grapefruit from the oven to cool and enjoy warm.

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