Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Eggless Avocado Scramble

Since learning about my sensitivity to eggs, I've had to be creative about breakfast.  No gluten, no dairy, no eggs -- that pretty much leaves my plate empty at a typical breakfast buffet!  Well, this recipe is hearty and makes me feel satisfied for hours.  Honestly, when I eat this for breakfast, I don't need to eat again for 6+ hours!  It's full of good-for-you, heart and brain healthy fat, fiber and tastes as creamy and delicious as scrambled eggs.  Did you know that avocados have twice as much potassium as bananas?  Also, they have a very low impact on blood sugar.  For this recipe, choose an avocado that is still slightly firm for the best results.  This flavorful dish is one I turn to often because it's so quick and easy to make.

Eggless Avocado Scramble
Makes 1 serving

1/2 slightly firm avocado, cubed
2 turkey breakfast sausage links*
1 TB ghee (or butter)*
1 tsp chopped parsley
2 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved and sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

1. If the sausage links are frozen, place them in a skillet over medium heat.  After they have thawed a bit, add the ghee to the pan.  Sauté the cubed avocado in the ghee until softened and beginning to brown slightly.  With a spatula, turn often and scrape the bottom of the skillet to prevent sticking.  Cut up the sausage links and combine with the avocado.  Add the parsley, sliced tomato and remove from heat.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.

* For those with food allergies: For a lactose and casein free dish, use ghee (clarified butter) instead of butter.  If gluten is a problem for you, be sure to choose GF breakfast sausages.  I use Applegate Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausages, which are gluten and casein free.

Nutritional Information per serving (entire recipe): 327 calories, 10.8 g carbohydrate (7.2 g dietary fiber, 1.6 g sugar), 28.9 g total fat (8.9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 16.4 mg calcium, 570 mg potassium, 10.6 g protein.  Net carbs per serving: 3.6 grams

Recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2014

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