CLEAN EATING RECIPE:
Baked Avocado Egg
Before we start cooking a yummy Baked Avocado Egg, I want to talk a little bit about healthy fats. The role of fat in our diet is still largely misunderstood by many.
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (the most current available at the time I wrote this), adults should get 20% to 35% of their calories from fat. BUT, not just any fat…you want to focus on healthy fats.
So, what are “healthy” fats? Unsaturated fat is the healthy kind because it contains essential Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These Omegas are essential because our body doesn’t make them, so we have to get them from food. They have many benefits, including lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides, fighting inflammation, and controlling blood clotting.
Eat seeds and nuts, vegetable and olive oils, avocados, and some fish (salmon, sardines, albacore tuna) to get your quota of healthy fats. I seriously can’t get enough avocados. If I’m not smashing one on some whole grain toast or making some healthy guacamole, I’m eating a baked avocado egg. So, let’s get cooking!
Oh, and make sure your egg education is updated! They are NOT bad for us—All About Eggs (The Truth!)