If you’ve ever tried a low carb diet, then you already know how difficult the adaptation period can be. It’s particularly more difficult when you don’t have the right recipes to wow your taste buds. This avocado and egg recipe is precisely the fun snack you need to keep you on the right path.
Yes, I call this combo a human treat!
- 1 avocado
- 2 small-medium eggs
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- pinch of bacon salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)
This human treat is simply decadent. I’m an American and throughout my youth I’ve been told that fat is bad for you and therefore I do not remember eating things that are high in quality fat protein. Most of what I’ve been brought up to eat is meats and breads/potatoes.
Now that I’m on a ketogenic diet (I do Carb Nite Solution if you’re wondering), I’m exploring fatty foods and I have to say – fatty foods are just as delicious as sweet foods.
How to make the Avocado and Egg Human Treat1
Preheat Oven to 425 Degrees
Do this first. That way, you can pop the tray in as soon as you’re done preparing it.2
Apply oil to oven tray
It can be hard to remove the avocados from the tray after you bake them. It’s important to apply oil or butter to the tray to make sure you don’t damage the avocado when you move them to the plate. What I did was wrap my oven tray in aluminum foil and sprayed the bottom with Pam.3
Halve the Avocado and Remove the Core
Pretty simple. I used a tablespoon to remove the core. It’s important to note that the fresher the avocado, the more difficult it will be to remove the core.4
Slice a Small Piece Off the Bottom of the Avocado Halves
This is probably the most important tip I can give you! You’ll want to flatten the bottom of the avocado so that it stays in one place on the pan, after you add the eggs, and even while you’re eating it. If you skip this step, it will be very difficult to manage and you’ll probably make a mess (like I did the first time I tried this!).5
Make Space by Carving the Center of the Avocado
Now, don’t carve too much. The objective here is to make room for the egg. You may think that the space created by removing the core is enough, but it probably won’t be. It’s best to make a little extra space by removing some avocado. The smaller egg you use, though, the less amount of avocado you lose. The picture below shows how much I had to remove using large eggs, which still left plenty of avocado.6
Fill the Avocado with Eggs and Remain Toppings
Crack one egg into each avocado half. After this, add your salt, pepper, and any other optional ingredients evenly. You don’t really need anything else, but I HIGHLY recommend cheese and bacon bits! In case you haven’t read my blog before, you’ll know that I try to add bacon to pretty much anything.7
Place the Tray in the Oven for 15 Minutes
All that’s left to do is wait for the oven timer to ring! You’ll be able to smell this in a few minutes and you’ll get more excited for this every passing minute.8
Remove and Serve
You don’t have to let this one cool too much. Just be careful when removing each avocado from the oven. It really does its best to stick to the pan even if you oiled it up prior to placing it in the oven.
I hope you enjoy this human treat! I love cooking this and I usually have this for lunch at least twice a week. There’s enough here to fill me up until dinner so I’m sure it’s enough for most people.
I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe. If you have any questions that I didn’t cover above, please feel free to drop a comment below. If you’ve tried this before or maybe decided to try it after reading this post, let me know what you think and if there are any other tips to help perfect this delicious human treat!