SNEAD HEALTHY EYE RECIPE
It might seem hot enough outside to “fry an egg on the sidewalk,” but we have a better idea for eggs with this month’s healthy eye recipe.
Eggs can help boost the amount of protective pigment in the macula, the part of your eye that controls central vision, and they’re packed with micronutrients such as vitamins A, D and E. Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which have been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. When you put them together in this simple (and very attractive) recipe, you’ll have one delicious multivitamin to savor, courtesy of Mother Nature and the folks at IncredibleEgg.org.
DUDE’S BAKED AVOCADO EGGS
Yields: 4 servings
- 2 medium size, firm, ripe avocados
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 large EGGS
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
- LINE a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- FORM 4 circular rings out of aluminum foil to use in keeping the avocados upright for prepping and baking.
- SLICE the avocados and remove the pits.
- PLACE avocados inside the foil rings on the baking sheet and BRUSH with olive oil.
- SCOOP out a hole where the pit was. (Hole should be large enough to hold one broken egg.)
- BREAK an egg into the center of each of the avocados, being careful to keep the yolks intact.
- SPRINKLE with salt and pepper.
- BAKE until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 15 minutes.
- TOP with parsley and ground pepper and serve.