Avocado Egg Whites

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It’s here. The New Year, aka “Make me fit”. Most people are out there setting New Year’s resolutions and most are centered around making the body leaner, stronger, better and healthier. The problem is that a lot of people not only don’t know where to start, but they also don’t really know what’s truly a healthy breakfast or lunch recipe which is why I thought we should talk about these avocado egg whites.

 

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I’ve always tried to take care of myself. I would go running, try to not eat too much too late at night, drink plenty of water and try to make healthy choices, but the older I got the more I realized that I didn’t really understand what was healthy and what wasn’t. For example, I’d make chicken and rice (white rice), serve it with a little sauce, maybe a side salad and feel pretty good about my decision. Or I’d have a healthier cereal for breakfast and a turkey sandwich (with mayo of course) for lunch and feel like I was making healthy decisions.

 

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And to a point I was. I mean, there are waaaaaaay worse decisions I could have been making like, skipping breakfast (I’m lookin’ at you) eating pancakes every morning, or a grilled cheese or philly cheese steak for lunch, but in reality my choices weren’t ones that would help me to maintain my waistline and muscle. The little that I actually have that is. Yeah, turkey is a great protein, but I’d ruin it with my mayonnaise, cheese, and pretend wheat bread. And breakfast, well a healthier cereal really doesn’t give your body all of the nutrients it needs to maintain weight and muscle mass. So, I started looking into healthier options.

 

avocado eggs for a lean breakfast to help you tone back up after the holidays ohsweetbasil.com tomatoes, avocado, egg whites, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, low carb

 

Egg whites (not that the yolk is bad) are a great way to get protein in a lean way for breakfast or lunch. I like to add heart healthy tomatoes and avocados. Did you know avocados are heart healthy, great for immune systems to fight off illnesses, bone health, muscle tone to help maintain and grow muscles, digestion and metabolism and even good for your skin and hair?! That’s pretty awesome. So I whip up my egg whites, add avocado, saute a little tomato and cook up my eggs. Then I serve it all alongside some citrus fruit for the vitamin c, or an apple for fiber and almonds because not only are they are great nutritional source but I love the crunchy along with the meal. So, if you’re looking to lean up with winter it’s time to try this simple, 5 minute meal.

Avocado Egg Whites

Avocado Egg Whites

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 1/4 Avocado, smashed
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the avocado, egg whites and salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat add a little drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook until tender, add a little more oil if needed so the eggs don’t stick.
  5. Add the egg whites and cook, stirring occasionally until set, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  6. Remove to a plate and enjoy with a healthy side like fresh fruit and nuts, or a piece of seeded whole wheat bread.

You may add other veggies like mushrooms or even sauteed Brussel sprouts.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 serving, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 131 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Protein: 10.2g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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24 comments on “Avocado Egg Whites”

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  2. You madam, are a true lady! These recipes are gorgeous and sweet lookin’!

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  5. this sounds like an amazing breakfast to wake up to, I like to think I eat healthily but after reading this I think I need to readdress how I fuel my body at the start of the day

  6. i had avocado eggs at cafe lalo. they are yummy!

  7. And what do you ddo with thw yokes?

  8. I have never put avocados in my eggs like that – I must try immediately!!

  9. This is incredible, exactly my taste 🙂

  10. Would eating a trough-size of these avocado egg whites still make them healthy? Because I’m already obsessed!

  11. I would eat these breakfast, lunch or dinner! They look so good. Such a great idea!

  12. This is certainly my kind of breakfast! Actually I could eat this anytime of day!

  13. My two favorite breakfast items are egg whites and avocado. What a great combo by putting the two together.

  14. Love this, Carrian! The perfect way to start the New Year!

  15. I could eat this for breakfast every day!

  16. This is so simple but brilliant! I eat egg whites every single day for breakfast and I am sort of obsessed with avocados. Thanks for a new way to spice things up!!