Week Of Recipes Part 2: Baked Avocado & Strawberries and Cream Oats

Here are some more great recipes I have been trying out recently.  The Strawberries and Cream Oats was kind of something that I just sort of did on a whim, and it tasted really good.  The baked avocado, was something I found on – you guessed it – Pinterest.

 Recipe 1: Strawberries and Cream Oats

Method 1

~1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal (cooked this comes out to ~ 1 Cup)

1/2 cup almond milk

> mix and let sit overnight

Top with Strawberries, and 1 Tube of Siggi’s Strawberry Skyr

stevia to taste

Method 2

-1 Cup cooked oatmeal (I get this in the cafeteria at work)

-1 Tube Siggi’s Strawberry Skyr

~1/2-3/4 Cup Strawberries

stevia to taste

I have tried both methods – both work fine – it just depends what you like.  I prefer the Siggi’s Dairy tubes of Skyr because it’s like 1/2 of a container of yogurt, so I am really mixing it in to add creaminess and a little more flavor.  I also use frozen strawberries, since they are cheaper right now- I rinse them really quick in the AM to thaw them – and take them to work with me, to throw on my oatmeal – or I take them out the night before, and throw them on top of my overnight oats.

I will try this with peaches and cinnamon in a few weeks when peaches become more in season/easier/cheaper to get in Chicago.

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Macros (these will differ only slightly depending on which method you use due to the almond milk)

Calories: 283

Total Carbohydrate: 45 g

Sugars: 16 g

Fiber: 6 g

Total Fat: 6 g

Protein: 12 g

Sodium: 114 mg

Recipe # 2 > Baked Avocado with egg

I have tried this a few times now, and I have kind of perfected my own way of doing this.  I initially saw this idea floating around on facebook and pinterest but never actually pinned a way to do it – so I have kind of freestyled several attempts and they avocados turned out pretty good!

-Pre-heat your oven to 350

-Cut your avocado in half , and remove the seed with a spoon, place in a small baking dish

-Drizzle with olive oil OR 1 Tbsp of Ghee (clarified butter- I’m obsessed with it)

-Take 2 eggs, crack them, and let some of the white drizzle out, then gently let the rest of the white, and yellow fall into the two holes where the pit was in the avocado

-Let this bake for about 15 minutes – or until yolk is cooked to your desired done-ness (I like my eggs over medium – I like part of the yolk to be running, and part to be cooked) – also the longer you let the avocado bake – the creamier it gets

-Let these bad boys cool, then top with some cilantro, or sriracha, or greek yogurt, – I have tried all three.

The baked avocado is a fantastical meal (if you eat the whole avocado), or snack if you eat 1/2.

Here are the macros for the whole avocado with the ghee, 2 eggs, and sriracha (cut these in half if you only eat half)

Calories: 614

Total Fat: 53 g (most of which are healthy fats)

Total Carbohydrate: 22 g

Sugar: 5 g

Protein: 17 g

Sodium: 394 mg

Fiber: 13 g

The benefits of these recipes – they are both clean, they are both gluten free (provided your oats are certified as gluten free).  If you’re into it – the avocado is technically paleo.  The baked avocado is something I like to eat before a long run at night – it does not feel heavy when I run, but it is filling enough to serve as a meal.

Please stay tuned for more updates on Marathon training, working towards a sub 2 hr half, and more recipes!!

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One thought on “Week Of Recipes Part 2: Baked Avocado & Strawberries and Cream Oats

  1. Mom says:

    I’d like to try the av\egg thing. Sounds good! Here is “Oatmeal on the Go”: 1/2 to 2/3 cup rolled oats; 1 1/2 T fruit (craisins; raisins; dried cherries, blueberries, etc;); 1 to 1 1/2 T slivered almonds, walnuts, flax meal, or flax seed oil; 1/2 to 2/3 C soy, skim, or almond milk; & 1/2 scoop powdered whey or soy powder. place all ingredients in small bowl with lid. Let sit in refrigerator overnight or 10 min before eating. 1 serving. Good for those HOT (flash, after frying hair ) mornings! Try it!

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