October’s Breakfast Recipe – Turmeric and Avocado Scrambled Eggs

October’s Breakfast Recipe – Turmeric and Avocado Scrambled Eggs

Functional foods like eggs contain a variety of essential nutrients and vital components including egg proteins, phospholipids, lutein and zeaxanthin that curb inflammation. The vitamin D present in the eggs modulates the inflammatory response in rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric is a brilliant yellow spice common in Indian cuisine that you can find in any grocery store. Turmeric has been used as a medicine for centuries to treat wounds, infections, colds, and liver disease. Studies have shown that curcumin, a compound in turmeric, may reduce inflammation in the body. Whole-wheat bread, and other unrefined grains tend to be high in fiber, and fiber also may help with inflammation. Avocados are a fantastic source of good fats (monounsaturated fat) and antioxidants, which cam dampen your body’s inflammatory response. This can be a great way to offset less healthy food choices, particularly with holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up in the next few months (although we will be giving you delicious recipes for these occasions so keep an eye out on our social media and in The ANRF Chronicle)!

INGREDIENTS
• 8 -10 large eggs
• 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
• 1/2 to 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1/4 tsp black pepper and kosher salt each
• Pinch (1/4 tsp or so) of cumin
• Small sheet pan 18″ x 26″ with at least 2 inches in height to prevent eggs from not spilling or 9×13 baking dish
• Avocado

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Whisk eggs, milk, turmeric and other spices together in a bowl. Gently pour egg mixture on an sheet pan prepped with non-stick spray (or in large casserole dish).
3. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes or until eggs have started to set. Remove stir eggs on the sheet pan with wooden spatula, then slide back into oven.
4. Place sheet pan back in oven for about 8 – 10 minutes until eggs are at the consistency you prefer for scramble eggs. Remove from oven stir again with spatula.
5. Serve hot on toasted whole grain or seed loaf, top with slices of avocado.
6. Left over egg can be store in airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

 

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