3 ingredient avocado and greens omelette

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I wake up early. Sometimes I wish I would allow myself an extra hour of sleep, especially on days that I work from home. But the need for alone time in the morning is much stronger than the need for extra sleep, which most sleep experts would probably frown upon, including the logical part of me (Since I wrote a post about it). But, until my children learn to sleep in later, I will suffer the consequences of not enough sleep, which I will likely regret around the age of 50. 

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Mornings have always held a special place. Rolling out of bed and getting on with the day, doesn't quite work for me. I want 2 cups of coffee, food and time to just be. The silence of the morning feels purifying in a way. An invitation for the day to be whatever it may. In those moments, there's blind possibility. 

January is quiet. I listen closely for a chirp, a sign of life outside my house, but aside from the occasional car and the hum of the refrigerator, there's silence. I have permission to collect my thoughts and because quiet moments are a rare commodity, I appreciate them even more. 

It's New Year's Day. While I rebel against the notion of resolutions, I do enjoy the feeling of a fresh start. Life is a series of reinventions, whether it's in the middle of the year or on January 1st but I do understand the need to hit the re-set button after a potentially gluttonous month. 

Most people opt for a diet change around this time of year and while I think that's a good thing for many reasons, I often think it ought to be more of a permanent shift. One in the direction of eating whole, real food that's minimally processed. People often assume this means eating bland food or needing to spend countless hours creating a dish. It means, using real ingredients and making delicious food that's simple and satisfying. It doesn't have to be complicated to be good. 

Take this 3 ingredient breakfast for example. In the time it takes to wait for 2 pop tarts to pop out of the toaster, you can cook this very basic omelette. All you need are eggs, salt and pepper, some fresh greens and avocado. You'll feel full, your blood sugar will be stable and you won't need to have a snack an hour later when you would have otherwise crashed. 

As you can see I have a bit of an obsession with avocado and eggs - rightfully so they're pretty spectacular when combined. So check out this speedy breakfast (or lunch or dinner) you can whip up in 4 minutes. It's also fantastic with a little sriracha drizzled on top!

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  • prep time: 3 minutes
  • cooking time: 4 minutes
  • makes: 1 servings

Ingredients:  

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • sprouts of your choice (optional)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch freshly ground pepper (it's a small touch but freshly ground is so much better) 
  • optional: sriracha sauce for drizzling on top

Equipment

  • medium frying pan (I own these)
  • medium bowl

Directions

Preheat frying over medium heat. In bowl, whisk together eggs, slat and pepper. 

Add olive oil to the pan and pour in egg mixture. Evenly distribute it throughout the pan. Let cook for 2 minutes until set then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until that side is set.

To assemble, place omelette on plate, add sprouts and avocado slices and fold over in half. 

Optional, drizzle sriracha over top.

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3 ingredient avocado and greens omelette
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • sprouts of your choice (optional)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch freshly ground pepper (it's a small touch but freshly ground is so much better) 
  • optional: sriracha sauce for drizzling on top
Instructions
1. Preheat frying over medium heat. In bowl, whisk together eggs, slat and pepper. 2. Add olive oil to the pan and pour in egg mixture. Evenly distribute it throughout the pan. Let cook for 2 minutes until set then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until that side is set.3. To assemble, place omelette on plate, add sprouts and avocado slices and fold over in half. 4. Optional, drizzle sriracha over top.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1

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