I don’t know about you, but I like a good breakfast. Ok, so I generally like good food anyway, but I always feel better prepared for the day after a good breakfast. A bowl of cereal just doesn’t do it for me. Bank Holidays and weekends are of course the perfect time to indulge in the sort of leisurely breakfast we don’t usually have time for, but there’s also the danger of overindulgence. To be honest, I’ve overdone it on many a weekend. Croissants with butter, a fry-up another day, toast and cheese; all these seemed like a good idea at the time, but after a few days I was ready to go down a slightly healthier route again.
Healthier doesn’t mean that I’m prepared to forgo all pleasure though. I still want something that makes me feel like I’ve had a good meal. I want something that tastes indulgent without the guilt. So, swapping some ingredients seems to be the obvious way. Swapping butter and bacon (I know, I know, nothing can really replace either) for avocado is a good way to accompany an egg and also means you’re eating some good fats. Add some grilled tomatoes for more flavour and a hint of the fry-up taste and it really looks quite good, don’t you think? I’ve deliberately not used salt, but pepper for seasoning to keep the sodium levels of this dish as low as possible.
So, if you feel like you could do with a healthy and hearty breakfast, then this might be just right for you.
here's what you'll need...
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1 large (or 2 small) avocado
- 2 eggs
- 6-10 cherry tomatoes preferably on the vine
- Ground pepper