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Slow Living: Baked Eggs in Avocado with Tonya Papanikolov

L
ooking for a simple recipe for weekend brunch? Tonya from Tonya Papanikolov has you covered yet again with a simple, healthy and delicious eggs in avocado bake. Thanks for sharing a recipe that takes little to no time at all!
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That special space between being half-asleep and half-awake with the absence of your alarm clock rushing you to get out of bed. Instead you can cuddle into the warmth of your pillow or partner and find that perfect spot to rest your eyes for just a little while longer. What a luxury this is.

Some days call for staying in bed just a little while longer. It helps to have quick and easy recipes on days like these. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for elaborate breakfasts and brunches- I’m used to spending much of my time in the kitchen- but some days urge us to keep things simple and make more time for the other parts of our lives.

This is a recipe for baked eggs in avocado that is super easy and almost makes no mess at all (bonus!).

It is also delicious and loaded with health benefits. Eggs and avocados are two of my favourite foods. The healthy essential omega fatty acids and protein will keep you satiated too. Eggs are an excellent source of choline, an essential nutrient required for various processes in the body like building DNA, brain signalling, detoxification and cell membrane integrity. Avocados are high in B-vitamins, fiber, vitamin K and provide healthy monounsaturated fats.

It takes no time to prep this and about 15-20 to bake it. During the bake-time, you can crawl back into bed with a book, meditate, practice some gentle yoga or stretching, journal, practice pranayama, write a to-do list—this is the perfect time to settle into your day and make some time for self care.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
2 ripe avocados
4 eggs (preferably organic, pasture-raised eggs)
Chives
Sea salt
Cayenne pepper (if you like heat)

Instructions:
-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
-Cut avocados in half, remove pits and use a spoon to make the pit hole bigger and deeper (to fit the incoming eggs)
-In a small baking dish place all four avocado halves in, ensuring that the avocados are secured and not going to tilt over
-Crack your eggs into each avocado half, try to crack the yolk in first, allowing the whites to fill it up
-Place in oven and allow to bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your eggs
-Remove from oven, let cool slightly, garnish with chives, sea salt to your tasting and cayenne pepper if you wish
-Enjoy!

Tonya Papanikolov
Holistic Nutritionist, food stylist + photographer
foodbyt.com

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