It was hard to find much in my fridge this morning except bits of turkey, congealed gravy and lumps of cheese - but I did manage to dig up some wholesome ingredients among the leftovers. I gathered an avocado, a kiwi, a few cherry tomatoes and eggs. And out of my husband's Christmas stocking, a special jelly from www.Spicyman.com intimidatingly named "Acid Rain."
What goodness am I getting from these ingredients aside from a great taste and a fullness that doesn't leave a bloated state? Kiwis are the most nutrient dense of all fruits and are a great source of fibre (which will help with that post-holiday bloated feeling - check out www.kiwifruit.org) Aside from the avocados numerous nutrients - the monounsaturated "good" fats that are in avocados have been found to boost the body's ability to absorb the nutrients in foods consumed at the same time. Tomatoes are high in Vitamin C and the powerful antioxidant lycopene. Eggs are packed with nutrients and protein - and although they are high in cholesterol, only a very small amount of that actually passes into your blood, in fact there has been no connection found between egg consumption and heart disease.
The "Gear Up" breakfast, for 2
3 cherry tomatoes
squeeze of lime juice
2 eggs, poached *
2 teaspoons "Acid Rain" (or other hot sauce or chutney)
Chop the avocado, kiwi and tomatoes and toss together. Squeeze lime juice over. Top with a poached egg and finish with a small dollop of "Acid Rain."
* Poaching eggs is easy and without any added oils, a healthy way to prepare them. Simply boil a pot of water, add a splash of vinegar and drop the egg in. Allow it boil for about 3 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and drain the excess water.