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It’s the conundrum of egg-eating: the yolk is the best bit but without bread to mop it up, how do you make sure you get it all? Here’s how: by baking it in an avocado holder, which will give you a decent hit of healthy fats alongside your muscle-building protein. This combination will also boost your energy and help keep you full so you avoid the temptation to snack mid-morning.

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Avocado baked eggs with pancetta

Ingredients (serves 1)

1 large avocado / 2 free-range eggs / 70g pancetta / Small handful of cress /Pepper to taste

To make

  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C/gas mark 6.
  • Halve the avocado and remove the stone.
  • Crack the eggs into the holes where the stone was.
  • Place in a casserole dish with the lid on and bake for eight minutes.
  • Meanwhile lightly fry the pancetta in a non-stick pan over a medium heat for four to five minutes, stirring throughout, until it’s crisp.
  • Remove the pancetta from the pan and place it on kitchen roll to remove any excess oil.
  • Sprinkle the cress, pepper and pancetta on the avocados and serve.

Nutritional info

Avocado provides fibre, which improves digestion

Pancetta provides vitamin B6, which boosts energy levels

Eggs provide zinc, which increases testosterone production

Watercress provides vitamin K, which strengthens bones

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