This baked avocado with egg and bacon is a delicious high protein breakfast to get you off to a good start. Bacon and veggies add texture to the creaminess!
We all know that starting the day off with protein is important for your health. It will make you more energized and ready to take on the day. Breakfast is especially important because, after a long night's sleep, the body is low on energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. This is where protein is especially important!
I have posted plenty of high protein breakfasts in the past, but this one I just love so stinkin' much because it is skipping gluten, white flour, sugar and everything else that we normally associate with “breakfast foods”.
These baked avocados with egg and bacon are the perfect combo of the creamy avocado along with the “goozing” (it's a WORD) of the egg yolk. But then we make it even better! The crispy bacon and veggies add some texture to this, which I think is necessary with the soft, creamy texture of the avocado and egg.
Since I consider it a HUGE pain in the butt to just cook up 4 slices of bacon, I usually cook bacon in the oven about twice a month (and freeze it, once it is cooled) and save it for recipes just like this. It sure does save time!
Even though the portion size may seem small, this is a very rich, high protein breakfast, so this served four in our house. For larger appetites, serve some toast and/or a side of fruit to really complete the meal (although honestly, just these baked avocados are enough for me!).
It's one of those times when you won't realize how filling this high protein breakfast was until about 25 minutes after you are done eating – so don't overdo it!
To keep the avocado from tilting and causing the eggs to spill out, I line a cupcake pan with foil and use the cups to hold them. You can also use a baking dish small enough so that the avocados fit snuggly and don't roll around.
Finally – a half-teaspoon of salt may seem like a lot, but both the eggs and avocados scream for salt, and we ended up sprinkling on a little more. Start small and add more if you need it.
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