Tasty Tuesday: Baked Eggs in Avocado Boats
Tuesday March 13, 2012

Our obsession with avocados runs deep. They’re so creamy and delicious and indulgent…and so healthy! Want some proof? Here’s a bunch of evidence to convince you (as if you needed convincing?) that avocados are pure magic. 

Avocados are one of the great cancer fighting foods, rich in a multiplicity of nutrients, including many potent anti-oxidants and phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats. The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in avocados are shown to inhibit the growth of prostate, breast, and head and neck (oral) cancers.

Avocados are also an awesome source of Vitamin E. One study showed that pre-menopausal women with a family history of breast cancer who consumed the highest quantity of vitamin E enjoyed a 43 percent reduction in breast cancer incidence.

But wait! There’s more! Lutein. It’s in avocados, and women who increased intake of lutein in their diets have been shown to have lower rates of breast cancer. 

As if that were not enough, the primary fat in avocados is oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat, that has been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer. 

Adding an avocado to your diet several times each week will provide a wide variety of nutrients that show compelling cancer fighting properties, and here is one tasty way to do just that!

Baked Eggs in Avocado Boats

Preheat an oven with a cast iron pan in it to 425.

Take half of an avocado and remove the pit. If the space it leaves is a bit small, hollow it out some more.

Crack an egg where the pit was, and top with herbs or cheese if desired. Bake until your egg is cooked to your liking, and enjoy a delicious breakfast or post-workout re-fueler, full of vitamins and protein!

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