Start your day off on a healthy note with this delightful, nutrient-packed breakfast!
You know what they say about breakfast: “It’s the most important meal of the day.” Is there any truth to it? You bet! Your first meal frequently determines what the rest of the day is going to look like. If you binge on a big stack of pancakes slathered in syrup, you’re going to feel lethargic and most likely crave more sugar throughout the day. On the other hand, eating a nutritious breakfast like these low-carb avocado breakfast cups makes it easier to continue making healthy choices for the meals that follow. Skipping breakfast is a big no-no because it also tends to lead to unhealthy binges.
Oven-Baked Hero on Busy Mornings
Are mornings a struggle for you? Whether you’re always running short on time or simply aren’t an early bird, breakfast can be a hassle. We get it. And because we understand how hectic mornings can be, we’re always working to create new and EASY breakfast recipes!
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With just five minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of bake time, these delicious little avocado breakfast cups will become your oven-baked heroes! While they’re baking, you can go about getting ready for the day. Not only will they make your mornings easier, but they’ll also satisfy your taste buds with delightful flavor and provide you with nutrients to help you get through the first half of the day.
Superfood Ingredients with Powerful Flavor
This simple, six-ingredient recipe contains not one but two superfood ingredients! The base of this recipe uses avocado, the first superfood to cradle the egg, the second superfood.
Avocado is an excellent source of essential, heart-healthy fats. This fruit also offers a hefty dose of fiber, which is a vital nutrient for satiety and weight loss. They are also rich in potassium. In fact, avocados offer more potassium than bananas! This mineral supports a healthy heart, muscle function, and more. So eat your avocados, kids!
Eggs are our second superfood. This ingredient is the standard for a complete protein. It offers all nine essential amino acids that our body can only get from our diet. Protein is vital for weight loss, muscle maintenance, and more. Eggs can also reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing good cholesterol.
We’ve discussed nutritional benefits, but what about flavor? Well, the buttery texture and mild nutty flavor of the avocado complements the texture and taste of eggs wonderfully. When combined with savory low-fat Mexican shredded cheese and tart, zesty salsa, you have a real winner on your hands. There’s nothing like a little light, Southwest flavor in the morning!
Need a Heartier Breakfast?
Each of our egg cups is just under 250 calories and offers 10 grams of protein and carbohydrates with 20 grams of energy-boosting healthy fats. This low-calorie count is great for weight loss. That said, there will be mornings where you just need a little bit more volume in your breakfast!
These avocado egg cups go wonderfully with a side of bacon or Skinny Breakfast Sausage. Plus, this pairing will also keep the meal low-carb. Of course, you can also serve them with a side of our mouthwatering Southwest Sweet Potato Hash (minus the poached egg) for a higher-carb, Tex-Mex breakfast!
Low-Carb Avocado Breakfast Cups
- 2 avocados halved, pits removed
- 4 eggs large
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup low fat shredded Mexican cheese
- 1/4 cup salsa
- Preheat your oven to 450 °F
- Line a small baking dish with baking paper
- Scoop out a teaspoon or so of the flesh of each avocado half
- Break each egg into the center of each avocado half
- Sprinkle each egg with salt and pepper
- Place into the baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the whites are set
- Sprinkle with cheese when there is 1 minute left
- Top with salsa
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