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Avocado and Eggs: Breakfast of Champions

I’m back from visiting my grandpa with my mom–we both drove to his house, and it was so nice to have a place to meet in the (kind of) middle.

This is my mom and my grandpa.

Aren’t they sweet?

I had a super nice visit, including one dinner out during which I consumed four glasses of wine, ate copious amounts of roasted garlic on bread, speared many delicious olives (turns out I do like olives, when they are served in expensive restaurants that I don’t pay for!), and downed a huge serving of pumpkin risotto and scallops–and then topped it off with tea and dessert.

It was worth every calorie, each garlicky burp, and definitely worth the tremendous food coma I quickly fell into.

But you know what really made the trip worth it? (Other than spending time with my family, of course).  Coming home and seeing how much I was missed.  And not just because Fritz didn’t have anything to eat for three days. They missed my company! Even Henry ran to the window meowing frantically when I pulled in.


I did manage to catch a cold, though, and now I have the voice of an old lady lumberjack who chain smoked five packs a day.  It’s pretty sexy.

To try to recover, I’ve been eating this breakfast of champions.  Eggs + avocado = happiness.

Eggs on Avocado Toast

I won’t insult you with an actual recipe.  All you need to do is get a ripe avocado.

Slice it up and place on some dry toast (I used a little over a quarter of an avocado for my breakfast).

And smear it onto the toast like a delicious green butter.

Hello, gorgeous.

Top with eggs cooked in your favorite style (I’m an over-easy kinda gal) (Don’t take that the wrong way) (Nevermind).

And season with salt and pepper.

I love eggs.  I always have to have a sit-down chat with myself in the morning and decide if I want to go the oatmeal-chia seed-banana route or the eggs-and-toast route.  It’s a tough choice.

Having a ripe avocado can easily push me to the savory side of things, though.  I’m always amazed at how easily it smears on toast and how delicious it is.

How I made it so many years without eating avocado is beyond my comprehension.

Enjoy!  What’s your champion breakfast of choice?

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  1. Bonny Gleason

    You and your mom look so much alike!!!! Both very kind spirited looking!!!! What a wonderful get away and of course you were missed!!!! Oh yes, and breakfast looks sooooooo gooooood!!!!! I really enjoy your posts.

  2. Lindy

    Love this post!

    My breakfast of choice for everyday is oatmeal. But for those special sunday’s I choose American pancakes, soft boiled eggs with salt en bread or a little round bread “pistolet” with some chicken salad or a selection of pastries like croissaints & or pain au chocolate. “Koffiekoeken” we cal it :) with a giant Latte. Yum!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      is “koffiekoeken” Afrikaans? or Dutch? or something similar? your special sunday breakfasts sound delightful!

      1. Lindy

        Actually “koffiekoeken” are typically Belgian. We eat it mostly on Sunday and you have different kinds. Just google it for pictures. It is really delicious!!! There is a reason why every sunday, every baker in Belgium has a line of people waiting to buy “pistolets” and “koffiekoeken” :) if you want a recipe, let me know!

  3. Breanna

    hi my dear! Loved that you got to spend quality time with your mom and grandpa. I also just spit my coffee out because that picture of Henry killed me, what a sweet (still wants to be a dog) cat. Love it!

  4. Jess

    That looks so delicious. My breakfast of choice is usually oatmeal—I like eggs for lunch/dinner. I might have to make this happen soon, though. Egg and avocado is one of the best combinations ever. Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Quee

    I can’t believe that first picture of Grandpa and mom. Stick it in a frame and add it to my housewarming pile please!!! I’d pay for that you wonderful professional you.

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      thanks! I can make that happen :) I have some nice ones of mom and kate that i may try to save for a gift giving opportunity

  6. Jennifer @ Raisin Questions

    This is one of my favorite breakfasts, too! I like how you have pointed out that the choices we make at breakfast time might just reflect how we are feeling. I think if we pay attention, particularly when we are trying to recover from lady lumberjack syndrome, we can figure out what the body needs. Cool post and beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Lindsey Valentine

    I really like your blog! i eat this for breakfast everyday. I use sprouted grain bread, toasted, topped with raw coconut oil, smashed avocado, fresh greens then a an over-easy egg and a pinch of s/p…doesn’t get much better…Thanks for sharing all your ideas. very inspiring!

  8. Lannie

    this is really one of my favorite breakfasts! nutritious and satisfying, and gets me ready for a full day ahead. gorgeous pictures!

  9. Drisana (SoulShineBlog)

    The pictures of your Mom and Grandpa are great! As is the one of your cat, so funny! I love something similar for breakfast or even a snack – toast topped with smashed avocado and sliced tomato with salt and pepper, yum!

  10. Anonymous

    I eat avocado with wholegrain bread and eggs with cooked tomato and capsicum! NOMNOM the besssstttt

  11. Mice Aliling

    Thank you! I am making this for breakfast but I am adding ham :)

  12. Yvearl

    Girl, you are singin’ my tune! First I love love love the sweet pics of your grandpa and your mom! So sweet! I miss my grandpas. Second, the picture of your cat yelling at you is priceless. I love cats, too! And lastly, avocados and eggs…mmmmmm mmmmmm mmmmm!!! Too good for words. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the BEST. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      thanks! you are so right–simple can be the greatest.

  13. Cary

    I found your blog through Pinterest and had to check out this idea. I’ve only recently started eating avocados too, and I’m asking myself the same question: Why did I wait so long!? I’m so glad I have one avocado left and a carton full of eggs. This will be my breakfast tomorrow for sure. Thank you! :)

  14. Linda Badgett

    The food sounds delecious. I usually have whole grain bread with peanut butter spread and sliced bananas.
    Will try the avacoda as I love them. I am interested in what was painted on the plate as I am a porcelain painter and look for fresh new ideas, also. Thank you.

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      some birds and a tree, I think!

  15. Diane

    Absolutely Delicious!! I toasted an English Muffin instead of bread…I never would have thought to pair avocado with eggs!! This is so yummy and satisfying!

  16. Janet Jax

    Had It for breakfast today and fell in love

  17. Karen

    This would be fabulous with a slice of asiago cheese too

    1. Lauren Zietsman

      what isnt? :)

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