For the love of egg-salad

Avocado and egg is the best pair.

If you are someone who loves egg-salad AND want to change some of your eating habits to healthier ones – go avocado.

Avocado adds creaminess, good fat and fiber to your meals and it all adds up to feeling more satisfied, full and nourished from your meals. There are no sugar triggers that make you eat more than you need and no empty calories that make you go… “something is missing but I feel stuffed”.

Listen in for the CBS radio- show with Jill Blakeway called Grow. Cook. Heal where I am her guest, as we talk about nourishment, how to master our appetite, and why food is so important in our everyday live of taking care of ourselves

Overeating is not lack of will-power!

But it is an imbalance in your food-choices and eating habits. When you eat foods high in simple carbs and sugar you can feel trigger to want to keep eating because your blood-sugar levels are imbalanced and you are not actually getting enough nutrients from the food – and you end up wanting to go on eating to find the point of satiation. The thing is; you might find the bliss-point first and that is how we get hooked on food.

The bliss-point is what the food industry is banking on. The perfect combination of sugar, fat and salt and your brain goes into addiction mode. The more-more mode which makes you feel like an addict because you kind of are in that moment. The thing is – the brain remembers, so when you taste that food again it is as if something is taking over and you are no longer making your own choices. My clients refer to this as being in a trance.

The problem is – you cannot stop once you are in it. You have to navigate your choices before you hit it. This is where good conscious food choices come in. Choose real, whole, unprocessed food and you are already ahead of the triggers.

Avocado-Egg-Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado per person
  • 1 egg per person from a pasture raised free-roaming chick
  • small tomatoes or cucumber or whatever you have handy to chop in – or not… it is up to you
  • fresh herbs (if you have any around) like basil
  • sea-salt, pepper, other spices if you like to (I like chili flakes and black sesame seeds)

Method:

Cut open, de-pit and peel the avocado. Mash the avocado in a bowl.

Boil the egg for 6 minutes (soft-boiled) and rinse under cold water to stop it from becoming hard-boiled. Peel the egg and mash it into the avocado. You can mix as much or as little as you want to.

Serve on good bread and use olive oil instead of butter.
I favor black rye bread or a good sprouted grain or gluten free bread. You can also serve it without the bread of course.

That is the thing with food – it is up to you to make the recipe yours, because you are the one who has to love it to feel nourished.

So- Add your own yum factor!

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