Baked Scotch Eggs with Guacamole
As a Registered Dietitian, I’m constantly touting the benefits of starting your day with a healthy breakfast. I’ve always been a breakfast lover and considering the fact that I pretty much HAVE to eat something within 15 minutes of waking up, I always find it somewhat baffling that there are people out there who don’t really care about breakfast. (Cough…my husband…cough). Say what?!
Luckily for me, my 15-month-old son has definitely inherited my love of breakfast. In fact, his love is so strong that if he decides he wants breakfast and you don’t have it ready in about 30 seconds, a total meltdown will inevitably ensue.
So, I do my best to plan ahead and make sure I have breakfast options cooked and ready in the fridge so that all I have to do is quickly heat them up!
I should also take this opportunity to mention that my son has been in the 95th percentile for height and weight since he was born. He is a big kid and he eats A LOT. It’s actually kind of ridiculous how much food he can eat in one sitting! It’s a challenge to keep up, but I do my best to make sure he’s getting lots of real, whole, nutrient dense foods to fuel him throughout the day.
Eggs are a go-to food for both my little one and myself. He’s a fan of them pretty much any way I make them but I’m always looking for new ideas.
These Baked Scotch Eggs are a fun way to jazz up plain hard-boiled eggs. You’re basically combining a meatball and a hard-boiled egg for a protein-packed recipe that’s perfect for starting your day on the right foot. Dip them in guacamole for an extra dose of healthy fats and nutrients!
I chose to make mine with ground chicken, but you could also use ground sausage and feel free to adjust the seasonings to fit your tastes. You can save time by hard-boiling the eggs ahead of time and then assembling and baking the scotch eggs in the morning OR you can make them completely ahead of time and simply reheat before eating! (They also taste pretty good cold.)
Here’s how you make my recipe for Baked Scotch Eggs.