Fun fact about me: avocados are my JAM, y’all.
Which is hilarious considering I didn’t touch one until well into my 30s. Growing up in Texas I was exposed to a lot of guacamole and always turned my nose up at it. It just didn’t look right to me.
As they say, with age comes wisdom, and I’ve gotten over that in a huge way.
Thankfully avocados are A-OK on the Atkins 40 plan, because, um, I love them.
The California avocado peak season rolls through the summer, and that means I can add some creamy green goodness to my summer meals with ease.
Second to my love of avocados are eggs. Give ’em to me scrambled, baked, poached, fried, hard boiled… now I sound like Forest Gump!
But really, eggs are my go-to meal when I’m following an Atkins-approved program. The Atkins 40 plan is low on carbs, high on protein, and unafraid of healthy fats. So, yeah, eggs & avocados are PERFECT here.
I’ll often fry an egg and slice up some avocados on the side, which is nice, but we can do better. What if we combined the two into one dish?
Mind blown, y’all.
And this recipe is simple enough with just a few ingredients that you’ll be making them in no time.
Baked Eggs in Avocados
- 2 avocados
- 2 eggs
- cherry tomatoes
Slice the avocado in half. Remove the seed.
Scoop out the avocado just a bit with a spoon. You’ll need to make a little extra room for the full egg to fit inside.
Crack an egg and pour it into the avocado shell.
Do this slowly. The egg whites are slippery, and we lost a bit over the side the first time we attempted this recipe.
Load into an oven safe dish.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Ours cooked a little longer because I’m not a fan of runny egg whites, but you’ll cook to your egg preference.
Remove from the oven and transfer to your plate.
Here’s where you can have some fun.
We used salt, pepper, scallions and cherry tomatoes on our eggs. But you could garnish it with anything that works for you: mushrooms, cheese, bacon, or chives for example.
My kids LOVE this one, but they don’t have the avocado hang up that I did when I was their age. That’s a Mom win, right there!
What’s your favorite way to eat avocados or eggs? I’m always looking for new options!
One serving of this Atkins 40 compliant meal is approximately 2 two net carbs, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of fiber, 450 calories, and 35 grams of fat (but it’s a lot of good fat, so don’t freak out!).