I mentioned on Wednesday that I am doing the Whole 30 for the month of April. One of the challenges for me is the no grains part. I seem to be coping fine with the no sugar thing. I mean, between the dates, the macadamias and the cashews I’ve got snacking down pat. But grains, not to mention legumes and beans are big staples in a mostly vegetarian diet like mine. I’ll eat chicken maybe twice a week and then it’s a variety of meatless dishes gracing our table.
A brilliant strategy I saw on the Whole 30 website was using vegetables, like the lovely sweet potato, slicing them length-wise and crisping them up in the oven to mimic toast. So smart.
What’s better on “toast” than avocado and a perfectly fried egg? In this case, on this day, nothing. I scraped up every last bit off my plate. Simple deliciousness. Between this and the macadamias, the Whole 30 is kind of a breeze. 😉
I squeezed just a bit of lemon into the mashed avocado then sprinkled with some chili flakes. Then I tried not to just eat the bowlful with my mashing fork. I am loving this avocado.
The key ingredient is the most subtle. When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, rub them with a crushed clove of garlic. It adds flavour without overpowering the dish. Is there anything garlic can’t do?
You can cook your eggs however you prefer, but I really recommend the fried egg with the sweet potato & avocado combo. The slightly runny yolks blend in perfectly.
Remember, just because this is an egg dish it doesn’t mean for breakfast only. This is a great option for a quick lunch or dinner also. Anytime is Eggs with Avocado & Sweet Potato “Toast” time as far as I’m concerned.
Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!
- 1 large sweet potato scrubbed clean and sliced lengthwise
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil melted
- 1 garlic clove smashed
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Line the slices of sweet potato on the lined baking sheet and brush them with the coconut oil, flip them over and brush the other side
Pop into the oven for 30 minutes, flipping them over after 20 minutes
When the potato 'toast' comes out of the oven rub the slices with the fresh garlic
Mash the avocado in a bowl along with the lemon juice, sea salt, fresh pepper and chili flakes
Spread it onto the sweet potatoes
Cook your eggs how you like them. I fried mine, over easy with the yolk a little runny.