Okay, I agree. Not the most appetizing looking breakfast but I decided to post this photo along with this recipe to not only share a healthy and easy breakfast idea but also to make a point.
Nobody is perfect.
When I was serving up my Baked Avocado & Egg breakfast one half went flipping off my serving spoon and ended up splattering on the counter. Now for total disclosure I am a big believer of the 5 second rule and had it fallen to the floor I still would have served it, but I digress. Aside from the busted yolk, it was fine. The second half, as you can see, came out easier and with less fuss.
Naturally my first thought was , “Well. I’ll get the picture next time.” But then I rethought my position. I could have easily chucked this photo and took another the next time I made this dish making sure it turned out perfectly and was as well lit as Giselle. Instead I decided to embrace the flaws and make my “mess” my “message”.
We spend so much time trying to be perfect. Willing to chuck something out because it doesn’t coincide with our ideal. And I am not just talking about breakfast. I am talking about us as human beings.
Every day we set out to be the perfect partner, employee, mother, father, daughter, son, preacher, teacher, size 2 and most days we are not. And then when we screw up or send breakfast sailing off the plate, we beat ourselves up for falling short.
But what if we gave ourselves credit for trying. Trying to be the partner your spousal equivalent needs. Trying to get to get into a smaller size. Trying to keep our kids happy and protected.
How about if we find it perfectly acceptable to accept ourselves and all of our flaws and find perfection in that.
Enough of the heavy shit and onto the breakfast.
This breakfast is super fast and easy. And this isn’t really a recipe but more of a how to.
I have long exalted the benefits of eggs and the benefits of avocados. Eggs are a rich in pure protein and actually raise HDL (or good) cholesterol. Avocados are a great source of fiber and contain more potassium then a banana. Put the two together and it is breakfast perfection.
The hardest part is getting the oven hot when you are rushing through the morning. One time saving tip is that if you have a Delay Start oven you can set it the night before to preheat. Most of the time I forget and I end up turning the oven on first thing when I get up half past what the fuck and am brushing my teeth.
And it is probably because it was still half past what the fuck that I dropped my egg on the floor. An otherwise perfect start to a perfect day. Flaws and all.
Baked Avocado & Eggs
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- 2 Large Eggs
Preheat Oven to 425.
Cut the avocado in half and carefully remove pit.
Scoop out a few spoon fulls of the avocado from each half. Save this part for snacking. No need to waste!!
Spray a small cooking dish with cooking spray and place avocado halves inside. Make sure avocados are snug. Those little buggers like to roll.
Crack one egg into each half. (Note: If you don’t like runny eggs you can scramble them and pour in as well.)
Carefully place in oven and cook for 20 minutes or until yolk is to your liking.
Transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.