This Avocado Frittata is one of my favorite ways to start the day. It has everything you could every want, healthy fats from the avocado, a nice dose of protein from the eggs, and cheese… from the cheese. This frittata is great for a weekend brunch to serve your friends and family, or whip it up to take the guesswork out of breakfast for the next 2-3 days.
The egg was one of the most vilified foods in the crusade against fat over the last several decades. The tide has started to turn for eggs (as well as the ketogenic diet/low carb high fat lifestyle) and even the deadly yolks packed full of toxic cholesterols are widely considered an excellent source of healthy fats and a bounty of other nutrients.
When I was in elementary school my dad had a heart attack. He had a couple stents put in and I vividly remember my mom buying those cartons of egg whites from the grocery store to make his breakfasts. It made sense with the amount of information available at the time, but perhaps the heart issue itself was a result of a diet rich in Little Debbie Cakes and Coca-Cola. Or maybe it had to do with decades of smoking. I’m not a doctor and I have no real qualifications to make this statement, but… the eggs had nothing to do with it.
Every time I talk about foods that were once considered unhealthy or unsafe to consume, I’m always reminded of a Michael Pollan quote from In Defense of Food:
“Nutrition science is where surgery was in about 1650, you know, really interesting and promising, but would you want to have them operate on you yet? I don’t think so.”
That quote is almost ten years old now, and I feel as though we have made large strides in nutrition science, but there are so many contradictory studies (not to mention opinions) we are nowhere near reaching a consensus on which way of eating is the healthiest. In the meantime, I’ll just stick with this whole keto thing and following my other favorite Michael Pollan quote;
“Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot…things like Twinkies that never go bad aren’t food”
For more information about the nutritional powerhouse a.k.a eggs check out the links below: