Healthy Eats: Avocado Egg Bake

  
Breakfast is the most important and just so happens to be my favorite meal of the day. When I have to leave home for early morning clients, I typically make a green smoothie to-go. On the days when I have the morning off or have a later start, I enjoy taking the time to make a sit-down breakfast like this delicious Avocado Egg Bake!

Avocados and eggs are the perfect combination for a morning meal as they are packed with protein and fiber, that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Try this easy recipe and feel free to use your favorite toppings like tomatoes, basil, cheese, and bacon.

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Prep Time: 5min

Cook Time: 15-20min

Serves: 1-2ppl

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium size avocado, halved and pitted

– 2 eggs

– salt and pepper to taste 

– red pepper flakes (optional)

– 1tbs feta cheese (optional)

– 1 tsp chives (optional)

Procedures:

1 — Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2 — Scoop out a small portion of the center of each half of the avocado with a spoon.

3 —  Crack 1 egg open into each half of the avocado, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4 — Bake 15-20min, then top with red pepper flakes, chives, and feta cheese (or your favorite toppings) and serve.

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Tips: Make sure your avocado is a big enough size to be able to hold the eggs. Also, be sure to use a baking pan that can support your avocado to prevent the eggs from spilling off the side. I tried to use a tray at first and my egg was spilling so I opted for a cupcake baking pan and placed foil inside to keep the avocado halves in place.

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Healthy Eats: Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  
|| PUMPKIN || Pumpkin pie for breakfast?! Yes!!! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, Fall is pumpkin season! Though a traditional pumpkin pie is high in calories and sugar, I made a healthier low calorie version of pumpkin pie as a smoothie. 

Pumpkin is rich in nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin A which promotes eye health, and fiber which contributes to weightloss. The Greek yogurt in this recipe also adds calcium, potassium, protein, and a creamy texture which makes this smoothie taste like you are having desert for breakfast!

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Ingredients:

– 1/2 cup organic pumpkin

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 cup vanilla almond milk

– 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

– 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

– 2 cubes of ice 

Directions:

1 — Blend all ingredients together in a blender and enjoy! (I use my Nutribullet)

Note: For a sweeter flavor, feel free to add a touch of honey or maple syrup. For more protein, add 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder. For more spice, you can increase the amount of pumpkin spice and cinnamon, and you can also add nutmeg.

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Healthy Eats: Skinny Banana Berry Smoothie

  

|| SKINNY || Try my sweet Skinny Banana Berry Smoothie recipe! Berries are rich in antioxidants that can help to prevent illness and fiber that keeps you feeling fuller longer which can lead to weight loss! Enjoy!!

* 1 frozen banana

* 1 handful of blueberries

* 1 handful of strawberries

* 1/4 cup of oats

* 1 cup of almond milk

* 2 cubes of ice

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Healthy Eats: Baked Spaghetti Squash

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Prep Time: 60min
Serves:2

Ingredients:
– 1 small spaghetti squash
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 teaspoon butter (optional)
– 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
– fresh parsley, marinara sauce or other veggies, meat for stuffing (optional)

Procedures:
1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2 – Cut spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds.
3 – Place squash face down in baking pan, pour in water, cover with foil and place it in the oven for about 45-60min.
4 – Remove squash from oven and allow it to cool 5-10min, use a fork to scrap the strands of the squash from the inside and serve.

Optional – Heat marinara sauce and pour over spaghetti squash or season with olive oil, butter, and use parsley as a garnish.

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In this version, I stuffed the spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs, green peppers, mushrooms, and butternut squash triangoli pasta in a three cheese sauce, delicious!!

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I put a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and parsley in this bake which makes for a great side dish.

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