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Avocado Toast

RecipesJackie WinklerComment

We all know avocado toast is much more than that- one bite and we realize breakfast will never be the same again. This recipe was adapted from my cousin, Sam, who knows how to make some of the best breakfasts...I;m talking cozy, breakfast-in-bed type of meals. So, thanks Sam for this wonderful breakfast! 

I find that using the thick slices of bread makes the best contrast between the softness of the toast, creamy avocado and egg. Getting into the nutrition aspects of this meal, The star of the show, aka our avocado, is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and contain around 20 different vitamins and minerals. 

My tip to make this meal a tad healthier would be to pick a "toast with the most," The second most important ingredient for the avocado toast is, well, toast! Whole grain bread is a good option—a logo created by the Whole Grain Council that indicates a product contains at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving.. Organic breads is also another great options which means they're  unprocessed, compared to many other natural breads and conventional breads.

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White breads made with white or enriched flour are much lower in nutrients than whole grain breads,- which means you are probably getting more "empty' calories. But, if I were you, please enjoy this meal as guilt free as possible :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice whole grain bread, toasted (other bread options are sourdough or bagel)
  • 1 oz mashed (1/2 small) avocado
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large egg
  • Feta Cheese
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions to Poach Egg's

  1. 1 Heat water to a bare simmer: Fill a saucepan with a couple inches of water. Heat the water on high until it reaches a bare simmer and bubbles start appearing at the bottom of the pan, or bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat until the water is at a bare simmer (just a few bubbles coming up now and then).
  2. Crack egg into a small bowl and gently slip it into the water: Working with the eggs one at a time, crack the egg into a small bowl or cup. Place the bowl close to the surface of the hot water and gently slip the egg into the water.
  3. Turn off heat, cover pan, set timer for 4 minutes: Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Set a timer for 4 minutes (or count out loud to 60, four times). At this point the egg whites should be completely cooked, while the egg yolks are still runny.
  4. Remove eggs with slotted spoon: Gently lift the poached eggs out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a plate to serve.

Instructions for avocado toast:

  1. Mash avocado using a fork.
  2. Toast the bread 
  3. Spread the avocado mix onto each slice of toast and top each with a poached egg.
  4. Sprinkle over the feta cheese, serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

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