Baked Brekky Eggs
How good is breakfast?! I seriously think it’s my favourite meal of the day. Aside from chocolate. It’s a meal right? And the older I get, the more my body seems to need a decent serve of protein to start the day. As my study progresses I am realising that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and the more you talk to people the more you realise this is probably true. Everyone needs different things to fuel their body (well maybe not different things, as I certainly think there are better and worse choices when it comes to food intake, maybe different amounts of the right things) – I guess the most important thing is to be looking at what food does or doesn’t do to your body and to respond positively to that.
For those of you that love a good egg, this is an easy, adaptable and tasty option. Omit the feta and it’s dairy free too. It’s also good for the vego toddler (keep in mind your health professional’s advice when introducing eggs) as it gets in a few serves of veges and some protein early on in the day.
Baked Brekky Eggs
2 sticks celery, diced
1 Spanish onion cut into wedges
1 tbs olive oil
3-4 leaves curly kale, chopped
250gm punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp ground sage
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/3 cup vegetable stock
a pinch of coconut palm sugar
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 180°C. Saute the onion and celery with the olive oil over medium heat until soft, approximately 7 minutes. Add the paprika, sage, cayenne pepper and salt, stir through and cook for a further minute. Add the kale and chopped tomato and cook, stirring for a few more minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar, stir through and pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and turn back the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 5-8 minutes or until reduced. Season to taste.
Distribute the mixture between four oven-safe ramekins and crumble the feta over the top. Carefully crack an egg into each one. Cook in the oven for 18-20 minutes depending on how you like your eggs.
Have a good weekend!