Sesame Avocado Poached Eggs

Breakfast can easily sculpt the dietary direction of your day. Not only does it provide energy to start the day-it’s also a integral contributor to weight control and improved performance. Consuming a healthy breakfast decreases the likelihood of your overeating later in the day.  Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more likely to have lower cholesterol, largely because they consume less cholesterol and fat during the day.

Okay, so we know that breakfast is important but what types of foods are  best to eat in the morning. What about poached eggs?

Poaching is an indirect, moist-heat cooking method that calls for boiling an egg without its shell. It ranks high as one of the healthiest ways to cook an egg. For about 70 calories, a large poached egg supplies more than 6 grams of high-quality protein, 4.7 grams of mostly unsaturated fat and significant amounts of vitamin D. It consist of antioxidant compounds and choline which is  a nutrient essential to healthy brain function.

Here’s a great recipe to help get you successfully on your way to poaching, provided by our guest blogger, Amie Valpone, Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com .


Sesame Avocado Poached Eggs

Serves 2

·         1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed

·         1 tsp. freshly squeezed orange juice

·         Sea salt and pepper, to taste

·         2 slices gluten-free bread, toasted

·         1 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

·         2 Tbsp. olive oil

·         1 Tbsp. white vinegar

·         2 large organic eggs

·         ½ cup GO Veggie! lactose-free cheese shreds

·         2 Tbsp. GO Veggie! lactose-free Parmesan cheese

·         1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

·         Pinch fresh orange zest, optional

In a large bowl, combine avocado, orange juice, sea salt and pepper; mash with a fork but keep chunky. Divide mixture among two slices of toast and spread with a knife. Add parsley and drizzle with olive oil.

In a large skillet, boil 1 cup of water over medium heat. Add vinegar; crack one egg into a small bowl then gently pour into water. Repeat for remaining egg. Poach eggs until yolks are runny but whites are firm, about 3 minutes. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and drain excess water. Place 1 egg on each piece of toast and immediately add shredded cheese. Season with more sea salt and pepper and Parmesan. Garnish with sesame seeds and orange zest, if desired. Serve warm.


Featured photo courtesy of  honestcooking.com.