Recipe type: Appetizer | Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 25 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Total time: 35 mins | Serves: 16 pieces
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Dash of paprika for garnish
In a large saucepan, cover the eggs with water and bring water to a boil.
Once the water starts to boil, set a timer for 10 minutes and then transfer eggs into an ice bath.
When the eggs are cool, peel them and slice them in half lengthwise and transfer to a serving plate.
Spoon out the yolks into a medium mixing bowl.
Add the avocado and lemon/lime juice and mash them all together with a fork.
Stir in the garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.
Using a spoon or piping bag (if you want to be really precise!), fill each egg half with the filling mixture.
Garnish with a dash of paprika.
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks contain more calories and fat. They are the source of cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and lecithin.
Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, vitamin E and vitamin C.
Simple to make...creamy in texture! Plus, the pastel green is perfect for spring!
One large egg contains:
78 calories, 6.3g protein, 5.3g fat, 1.6g saturated fat, 212mg cholesterol
Originally Published: May 1, 2017
Carolyn Coffin, Contributor and Health Coach at Eat Real Food Academy
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Carolyn Coffin empowers people to crave the foods that help them thrive. A former physiotherapist turned health coach and educator, Carolyn uses a unique blend of nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset coaching to help her clients feel their best. She works privately with people all over North America and offers an engaged online community and affordable group coaching through her website eatrealfoodacademy.com. Carolyn enjoys going for a run in the great outdoors, visiting her local farmers’ market, and living a healthy lifestyle with her family.