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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.6
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 190.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,037.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 15.3 g

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Elegant and Easy Poached Egg in a Birdsnest

Submitted by: CCKELLY3

Introduction

When I need a super healthy breakfast or lunch that will get me through a big day, this is my go to meal. If you have it, use Omega-3 eggs and be certain to get the whole grain bagels, they have the fiber that will make this expand in your stomach and give you that satisfied feeling for hours.

This is an elegant presentation, and is beautiful enough to present to and impress guests. However, I can whip this up in under 20 minutes in the kitchen, so it's easy enough to do anytime.

Serve with a side of Pummelo, or if you can't find that, ruby red grapefruit will work. You want a lightly sweet and peppery citrus fruit to accompany it, to exentuate all flavors and textures. Fresh, sliced strawberries would probably also work.
When I need a super healthy breakfast or lunch that will get me through a big day, this is my go to meal. If you have it, use Omega-3 eggs and be certain to get the whole grain bagels, they have the fiber that will make this expand in your stomach and give you that satisfied feeling for hours.

This is an elegant presentation, and is beautiful enough to present to and impress guests. However, I can whip this up in under 20 minutes in the kitchen, so it's easy enough to do anytime.

Serve with a side of Pummelo, or if you can't find that, ruby red grapefruit will work. You want a lightly sweet and peppery citrus fruit to accompany it, to exentuate all flavors and textures. Fresh, sliced strawberries would probably also work.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 Thomas's Heart Whole Grains Bagel, toasted
    2 medium eggs, poached
    1/2 cup spinach, well drained
    2 oz Haas avacado, diced
    1/2 cup tomato, diced
    3 Tbs Red onion, diced fine
    1 tsp dried onion flakes
    1/2 tsp lemon juice *
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 Tbs parmesean cheese
    1 Tbs cider vinegar **

    *preferably fresh lemon or lime juice, however, bottled can be substitued for convenince.

    ** most of this will go into the poaching water to keep the egg white intact, however, leave out up to 1 tsp, to taste, to stir into the spinach. This will allow you to reduce the salt in the final dish and helps add a little zip to the spinach.

Directions

This makes 2 servings

1. Mix the diced avacado, tomato and finely diced red onion in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Stir to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes while preparing the rest.

2. Steam the frozen spinach, without adding water, fully covered in the microwave for about 2-4 minutes (depending on your microwave). Don't overcook, you want it wilted but not dried out. Blot with towel if necessary to make sure it's not too wet.
Stir in a sprinkling of cider vinegar, the red onion flakes, garlic powder and black pepper to taste.

3. Toast the bagel to your liking. Set on a plate, this is the base of the presentation of your dish.

4. Add a bit of vinegar to water when poaching, to keep the egg white together. Poach the eggs and remove with a slotted spoon, gently resting the spoon with egg on a towel for several seconds to drain off excess water.

To Assemble:
Be certain all your ingredients are as dry as possible to keep from getting the bagel soggy. On top of your toasted bagel, place half the spinach (about 1/4 cup) as a bed and then spoon 1/4 of the avacado and tomato salad on top of the spinach. Gently place the drained egg on top of this and spoon 1/4 more of the avacado & tomato mixture on top and around the bagel. Lightly grate fresh parmesan cheese over the top, if desired and add a little more fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.


Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CCKELLY3.






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