I hold many titles- mum, wife, sister, aunt, best friend.
Another title I wear proudly is foodie. I absolutely love food and while I enjoy the odd fast food or milkshake, in this age of fitness and pro-nutrition, I aim to prepare meals for my family and I that are wholesome and nutritious.
I always try to incorporate versatile ingredients into my food shops and one of my all time favourite is avocado. It can be added to any meal throughout the day from breakfast to snack to post-workout refuel. As a mum, relishing in my alone time to unwind can end in late nights. Which leads to late mornings. When I wake up later in the morning, the usual bowl of granola, Greek yoghurt and fresh berries simply isn’t appealing; by then I’m craving something more filling. And who doesn’t love a good brunch? Here I’ve given you the simple steps to one of my favourite brunch meals: I call it “The Avocado to my Toast”- Avocado and Eggs on Seeded Toast.
2 perfectly hard-boiled eggs
1 small avocado
2 slices of multi-grain seeded bread
Olive oil low fat butter spread/ low fat garlic and chive cream cheese
1. Boil eggs to your desired consistency. I like my yolk a bit in the middle so a mixture of that light yellow and dark yellow colour of the yolk. Remove from heat and place eggs in lukewarm water.
2. Toast the bread to your desired crunch. When I’m prepping toast I tend to only slightly toast it so that it still has some “bend” to it, i.e. not too crunchy.
3. Slice the avocado in half and remove the seed. Using a knife, dice the avocado and slice around the edge of the skin. Use a spoon to spoon out the diced segments into a bowl.
4. With a fork (or a potato masher, if you have your life all the way together), mash the avocado until it’s chunky but soft. Season to taste- I add a little bit of sea salt but the possibilities are endless.
5. Now you’re ready to build a masterpiece!
6. Plate your toast. Spread the butter or cream cheese evenly on both slices.
7. Spoon on the mashed avocado and smooth over with the back of the spoon or a knife.
8. Once shelled, slice the eggs lengthways into 3-4 thin slices. This is easier said than done and depends on the size and firmness of your eggs, but a sharp knife and a steady hand will get the job done.
9. Place the egg slices on top of the avocado.
10. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Voila, you’ve just made a banging brunch in less than 20 mins! If you love avocado as much as I do, seeded toast and avocado is a great base for a plethora of different toppings. Switch out the egg with grilled tomato for a vegetarian treat or load it with sauteed mushrooms and onions and mozzarella for that punch of savoury flavour. Add a dash of fresh herbs and take your homemade brunch game to the next level.
However you do brunch, add a little avocado to your brunch essentials.. It will Guac your world!