Avocado Egg Salad

So who does crossfit out there? I’ve actually never tried it before, although it seems to be the common workout for many people who eat Paleo. I am going to have the opportunity to give it a try at the end of January. I’m doing a little presentation about Paleo at a local crossfit gym and am going to work out as well. I’m a little nervous. Should I be? Right now I do workout videos at home and finally joined our local gym. They have child care there which is pretty much a must for me right now. I’m not sure if that is common with crossfit gyms yet. So for now I’m sticking with my local gym and videos. I actually just started Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout – Base Kit today and love it so much more than insanity! I guess it may be a bit premature to judge though since I’ve only done one day. I just wanted something under 30 minutes, so T25 works for that! I’m pretty happy with my body, but I would like to tone my arms and abs up a bit, and if I happen to lose a few pounds, then that’s a bonus! I actually don’t “exercise” regularly and would prefer to do fun activities like hiking, biking, snowboarding, and disc golf instead of a class or video. Then it’s just fun and not work, but that becomes a little harder to maintain with an almost two and four year old in the dead of winter, so a workout video will do for now. What do you do for exercise?

When we got home from the gym today the kiddos and I were famished, so I whipped up this easy avocado egg salad. I already had the hard boiled eggs on hand, so it was ready in no time.

Avocado egg salad MellowMomma.com

This is also a great meal to place in a food thermos for lunches on the go. You can eat it as is, on a salad, wrapped in ham slices (like I did today), or wrapped in Boston lettuce.

Avocado Egg Salad MellowMomma.com

Avocado Egg Salad
 
This is a quick and easy lunch that can be prepared ahead of time for lunches on the go.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional:
  • 2 slices of ham to wrap the egg salad in
  • Boston lettuce to wrap
  • Spinach if serving over a salad
Directions
  1. For hard boiled eggs I fill a medium saucepan with water and about ¼ cup white vinegar (I just eyeball it). I put the eggs in and turn the heat to high. Once the water starts to boil, I set the timer for 15 minutes. When the eggs are done, I put them in a large bowl of ice water for about 5 minutes. I then transfer them to the fridge until I’m ready to use them.
  2. For the egg salad turn a skillet on medium heat and cook the bacon.
  3. Peel the eggs and place them in a bowl.
  4. Add the avocado and using a fork and knife cut the eggs up and mash the avocado together with the eggs.
  5. Add a bit of lemon juice if you will not be eating the egg salad immediately.
  6. Chop the tomatoes and mix them in the egg salad.
  7. Break up the bacon and add to the egg salad.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  9. Eat as is or enjoy it over a bed of spinach. It’s also delicious wrapped in Boston lettuce or slices of ham.

 

Try this on top of my sweet potato flat bread. Just be sure to adjust or even eliminate the spices to compliment the avocado.

Sweet Potato Flatbread MellowMomma

 

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