I usually really like eggs, avocado and hot sauce for breakfast. It’s been my go-to, something I even make twice in a day sometimes because I love it so much! Lately, I haven’t had any appetite for it, though. I know how important eggs are for my health and that cutting them out entirely would just be a silly thing to do. I also didn’t want to drop avocados because they help to keep me full until lunch time (yes, fat keeps me full!)
Why are eggs important? They’re a great resource for protein, which helps to rebuild skin, hair, ligaments, tendons and muscles. It also helps you to produce hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, and antibodies. Plus, pastured eggs provide much more than that, like: vitamins A, B12, D, E, choline (great for brain health), omega-3 fatty acids, and lutein (great for eye health) – and that’s all found in the yolk! (Source: It Starts with Food) So, starting your day off with a little protein goes a long way for the overall health of your body! I recommend eggs from organic, local, pasture-raised hens, if you can get them. (Check out this graphic on the best–>bad continuum on sources of foods for healthy eating: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12384967701174537/) What about cholesterol? Check out this post from Chris Kresser, paleo guru, on that.
Why fat for satiety? It has twice the calories as carbs and protein (ENERGY!) and it tastes good ;-). Plus, the more adapted you become to eating fat at meals, the less likely you will be to eat in-between meals which in turn cuts down on excess snacking and allows your body to dip into its fat stores for energy. What does that mean? It means your body is using up the fat stores that you hate! So what do you need to do? Stop feeding your body sugar/carbs and feed it fat instead. Your body will come around, it’s an amazing thing! (Check out It Starts with Food and Marks Daily Apple for more information on becoming a fat-adapted machine!)
So, I decided to try to dress my eggs up a little bit with a new recipe using avocados. I love spicy food, homemade mayo, and guacamole. Put all those things together and what do you get? Creamy guacamole, of course! Sounds bizarre, I know. But it’s delicious! You can put it on eggs, tacos, burgers or sauteed chicken. You could also dip veggies in it! Mmm, mm, good. 🙂
2 avocados, peeled and diced
1/2 cup mayo
2 small jalapenos, seeded and diced
2 small cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 small tomato, diced
Add the first 7 ingredients to a food processor or bowl if you plan to use an immersion blender. Blend until creamy and few chunks remain. Stir in the diced tomatoes.
Serve with your favorite meal or dip in veggies for a healthy, filling snack!