If you’ve never heard of the Paleo Baked Egg in Avocado, don’t worry you are not alone. There are many of us out there – myself included – who have been totally missing out on this delicious culinary innovation. A scooped out avocado half makes an ingenius vessel for an egg, and the combo is a good-for-you way to pack protein and healthy fats into a single dish.
In this episode of FIXATE, Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese give us their method for making the essential Paleo Baked Egg in Avocado recipe and provide some handy tips to avoid an all too common Baked Egg fail. This is an especially useful note to Baked Egg first-timers—like me—because balancing a halved avocado with a raw egg inside can be tricky and potentially very messy!
The basics of this technique are simple, a single fresh egg is nestled inside a partially hollowed out, halved avocado and baked. The avocado imparts all of its buttery goodness to the egg while in the oven. The whole lot is cooked and served in the avocado’s own skin, which serves as a natural dish that can be conveniently tossed in the waste bin when you’re finished. Bonus, no dishes to wash! To find out how Autumn and Bobby achieve the perfectly seasoned Baked Egg in Avocado you’ll have to watch the episode.
For those of us who have been unnecessarily avoiding avocados altogether, for fear they contain too much fat, Autumn points out, “Avocados are great for you. Monounsaturated fatty acids are good for your body.” Which is good news for avocado lovers, because including some fats in your diet helps ensure you absorb fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Plus, healthy fats make a great breakfast, especially when combined with protein-rich eggs to help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Fatty acids and certain amino acids trigger the release of Cholecystokinin (CCK), a hormone that helps in the digestion of fat and protein and also acts as a hunger suppressant. Thanks, avocados!
With this recipe and Autumn and Bobby’s helpful tips in hand, you’ll have everything you need to perfect the Paleo Baked Egg. Try it for breakfast or as an easy main course for brunch. You can even bake off an entire sheet of these beauties for an elegant brunch and not have to fuss with your stovetop once.
To get the recipe and find out the Portion Fix Containers and nutritional information, watch the FIXATE episode on Beachbody On Demand!