Avocados are among the most healthy fruits you can eat. Avocados contain just 4 grams of carbohydrates per serving and one-third of a medium avocado contains 3 grams of fiber. Avocados do contain fat but the fat they contain is unsaturated unlike the saturated fat found in butter and other full-fat spreads. This combination of complex carbs, fiber, and unsaturated fat makes avocados a satisfying food that keeps you feeling full longer and gives you a slower, longer-lasting supply of energy, which diabetics need.
Do you love donuts? Maybe, but as a diabetic, you no doubt stay far from them. Not this “donut” though. The folks at Love One Today provided the recipe below for a donut that is tasty, nutritious, and can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Best of all, it contains no sugar. Let’s get to it.
Egg “donuts” with avocado
Prep time: 5 mins. Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves 8 Serving size: 1 donut 80 calories
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
- 1/2 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and cut into ¼ inch pieces
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese, tomato, spinach, and avocado.
- Lightly spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon mixture into donut pan, dividing mixture evenly to make 8 “donuts”.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until eggs are cooked through. Remove from oven to cool.
- Serve once cooled or transfer to a self-sealing plastic bag or container with a tight lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Don’t have a donut pan? Choose either the metal one below that is durable and easy to clean or if you want to get the kids involved, these brightly-colored silicone molds are sure to keep them in the kitchen from start to finish. Whichever one you choose, you are sure to have perfectly made donuts every time.
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