Saturday, 12 July 2014

Toddler approved paleo breakfast: Baked avocado

Since my toddler decided to refuse most food I present to him, I've had to get a bit creative with his meals. At the same time, I don't want to cook separate meals for him. Whenever I make this particular recipe however, something wonderful happens - the Toddler sees them cooking out of the oven, runs to grab a fork for himself, and eagerly goes to his high chair, all the while giggling with excitement. And then, within minutes, his plate is empty and he's asking for more. 

Oh yes, it's a beautiful thing! No food on the floor, only one satisfied belly filled with a healthy breakfast. And you know what? I'm always just as excited to eat it as he is! I mean avocado in and of itself is awesome, but baked in the oven with an egg, topped with sprouts, the amount of creamy awesomeness is ... just that - it's awesomeness! 


Baked Avocado By Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but does require a little bit of work to prevent the avocado from spilling it's eggy contents all over the place and making a big mess. It happened the first time I tried to make them, before I realised - ummm, they're round on the bottom! After cleaning up the spilled egg, making the filling once more, and slicing off a teeny bit of the bottom of the avocado, they stayed put and the Toddler and I were enjoying a delicious treat fifteen minutes later. 

Here's what I did: 


Kitchen tools


  • Oven 
  • Knife
  • Cutting board 

Baked Avocado By Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

Ingredients


  • 1 (or more) avocado 
  • As many eggs as you have avocadoes 
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh chives (or 1/2 tablespoon dried) 
  • 1 tablespoon of milk of choice (almond for me)  
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of sprouts
  • 5 olives (sliced) 

Baked Avocado By Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit 
  • Slice avocados in half, leave the skin on
  • Slice a thin piece off of the bottom of each avocado half and make sure that they will be stable if set down on a bowl
  • Take out the seed
  • Spoon out a little bit extra in the middle of each avocado. Be sure not to puncture the bottom. 
  • Place the avocados into the oven dish that they will be cooked in. Make sure that you cut enough out of the bottom to prevent the avocados from falling over or you'll get spills. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, chives, salt and pepper together
  • Pour carefully into the avocadoes
  • Place in oven for 12-15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked 
  • Remove the avocados from the oven, let cool for a few minutes
  • Top with sprouts, olives, and fresh chives and dig in! 

Baked Avocado By Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my healthy recipes page! For more paleo inspiration, check out my paleo friendly recipes or my paleo pinterest board

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