Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups

Hearty, healthy breakfasts like these Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups 
need to be on your menu!

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups...a protein-filled, hearty breakfast that's easy to prep ahread and bake off for the week ahead.  Turkey bacon, eggs, creamy avocado and salsa make the perfect bite!  Sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.  (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Like most, I'm striving to eat healthier in 2018.  Some say it's cliche to wait until January 1st to get on the healthy bandwagon, but I just say it's a great time to restart.  Why not?  Here in the Midwest we're stick inside anyway and we need something new to do!  It's a new year and we all have new goals.  Taking a better look at what I eat is one of mine.

Here's the thing, I've tried getting by on just a measly granola bar or single piece of fruit for breakfast and more often than not my stomach is roaring by 9 a.m.  It just doesn't work for me.  I need something hearty.

Eggs are by far my FAVORITE breakfast item {minus, gooey cinnamon rolls, but this is a healthy eating post!}.  Eggs contain 6 grams of protein, all 9 essential amino acids and only 70 calories.  There is a reason why they keep me fuller longer.


Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups...a protein-filled, hearty breakfast that's easy to prep ahread and bake off for the week ahead.  Turkey bacon, eggs, creamy avocado and salsa make the perfect bite!  Sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

When researching simple and healthy recipes for this post I wanted something different, yet not too crazy that my readers would run for the hills.

I settled on these Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups that from start to finish are done and on your plate in around 25 minutes.

We all love bacon, yet it's not the healthiest, so I picked it's first cousin turkey bacon.  Each slice is wrapped around a freshly cracked egg, generously sprinkled with salt and pepper, then topped with nice, ripe diced avocado and fresh salsa.  Because everythiing in my opinion tastes better with avocado and salsa thrown on top.

Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups...a protein-filled, hearty breakfast that's easy to prep ahread and bake off for the week ahead.  Turkey bacon, eggs, creamy avocado and salsa make the perfect bite!  Sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Another goal for myself {and essentially my family's health} is to do a bit better at meal planning this year.  I'm fairly good at, yet sometimes I get lazy.  Like any busy Mom I often rely on a few too many frozen pizzas on the weekends and cold meat sandwiches when time is limited.

It's okay, we're all human!  I don't beat myself up about it.  I just try and refocus the next day.  Eggs for many years have become a meal staple at our house.  Whether they are simply scrambled with a side of fruit or if I take the time to assemble a batch of my breakfast burritos on the weekend to stock the freezer.

Eggs add moisture, color, flavor and nutritional value to any recipe.  I love including them.  Essentially during a two week span {I do my grocery shopping every two weeks}, we have eggs AT LEAST ONCE, often times more.

Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups...a protein-filled, hearty breakfast that's easy to prep ahread and bake off for the week ahead.  Turkey bacon, eggs, creamy avocado and salsa make the perfect bite!  Sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Did you know that more eggs are consumed during the winter months than any other time of the year?  Right now, during the month of January, is a great time to start incoporating them into your diet.

Our family doesn't just save them for breakfast.  I'll happily eat them anytime of the day.  Boil up a half dozen on Sunday for a quick snack before your morning workout {hint: eggs that are a week or older peel easier} or lightly toast some whole wheat bread with a fried egg on top for a late night snack if you've had a busy day from start to finish.

Whenever I'm making a baked egg dish, like my Hash Brown Crusted Spinach and Egg Quiche, I make sure to make it ahead and pour the eggs over the top of the dish.  The egg mixture will soak into the ingredients to ensure a moist dish while baking.

Egg and Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups...a protein-filled, hearty breakfast that's easy to prep ahread and bake off for the week ahead.  Turkey bacon, eggs, creamy avocado and salsa make the perfect bite!  Sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You guys.

I made this and the kids came flocking.  Not only are they just neat to look at, but they thought they were fun to eat.  Forks weren't needed by them!

I preferred plate and fork, but either way they tasted just the same.  The turkey bacon gets crispy and surrounds the egg perfectly, making a little bed for it to cook in.  The creamy avocado and tangy salsa just take the flavors over the edge.  

I'm so happy the Iowa Egg Council and I decided on this recipe.  It is one I'll be making all year long.  The husband will also love to take a couple in his lunch when he's on the road and eating out of a cooler.  A few bites and he has some great protein to keep him going.  They are great warm or at room temperature.

So cheers to healthy eating!  I'd love to hear what you are making new in 2018 using eggs.  Comment below with some of your favorite ways to incorporate them!

Thank you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring this post.


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Egg & Avocado Turkey Bacon Cups

This healthy breakfast alternative to traditional bacon and eggs doesn't leave out ANY of the flavor! Delicious turkey bacon is wrapped around a cracked egg and topped with chopped avocado and salsa.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 24 MINStotal time: 29 mins

ingredients:


  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 c. salsa
  • salt
  • pepper

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 12-count metal muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Take each strip of turkey bacon and line it against the outside edges of the muffin tin, creating a circle.
  3. Crack one egg into each each of the turkey bacon wrapped muffin tins.
  4. Spinkle each egg generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until the egg is firm and cooked.
  6. With a knife gently remove the turkey bacon wrapped egg and serve warm, topped with chopped avocado and salsa.

notes

* It's easy to prep breakfast for the full week making 12.  They keep well covered in the fridge.  Just reheat in the microwave or oven to get warm.
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