Green eggs and… Bacon

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Much like Sam I Am, I also love to indulge in eggs, greens, and delicious pork products for my first meal of the day.

Eggs are a great food for muscle building, containing all essential amino acids, making it one of the best protein sources made available to man. They also contain cholesterol, which is a building block of testosterone. Eggs are also a great food source of vitamin D and selenium, which also aid in keeping healthy hormones.

Avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which have been shown as a great testosterone boosting fat, coming only in second to saturated fat. Avocados are also high in many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Spinach is packed full of vitamins, minerals, as well natural steroids called phytoectosteroids(source). Yeah, you read that right. While obviously not as strong as synthetic anabolic steroids, a couple daily servings of spinach definitely won’t hurt in terms of size, strength, and keeping testosterone high.

This recipe also has bacon. Bacon is crispy and delicious so it indirectly, at least for me, reduces the stress hormone cortisol. Because I love eating good food. Now I’m not going to spread the lie that bacon is good for you and should be eaten everyday like some sources promote. It’s not the saturated fat and cholesterol in bacon that worry me, but the sheer amount of salt that is used to preserve bacon and keep its flavor. So for me, bacon is a treat that we only consume once in a while in our house.

You will need:

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  • 4 eggs
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. First, cook bacon as directed on package and set to the side.
  2. While bacon cooks, crack eggs into bowl and whisk, and cut avocado.
  3. Add butter to cast iron skillet still hot from bacon. Sauté spinach until wilted.
  4. Once spinach is wilted add eggs, chopped avocado, cheese, and crumble bacon atop.
  5. Scramble until eggs are cooked and cheese is melted.
  6. Let cool a bit and enjoy :)

Step by step with pics:

First, spray cast iron skillet with cooking spray and cook two slices of bacon as directed on package. While bacon cooks, whisk eggs in bowl and chop avocado.

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I throw the bacon grease out here, but it can be left in for extra flavor if wanted. Next, melt butter in pan and add spinach.

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With the pan already hot, the spinach will wilt fast! So be careful so it doesn’t overcook.

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The eggs will be added next.

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Followed by the avocado and cheese.

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And finally, crumble the bacon atop and scramble.

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Put on a plate and let cool for a bit. This recipe is high in protein and fat, so carbs on the side are a must from a few pieces of fruit, a big bowl of oatmeal, a starch, or even a few gluten free sorghum pancakes 😉 Enjoy!

Calories and Macros:

Serving size: One pan

Calories: 845

Protein: 47g

Carbohydrates: 17g

Fat: 66g

The protein/fat ratio is a bit uneven, so adding a lean protein source to this meal such as a lean steak or our gouda stuffed chicken will even things out and give more muscle building protein to this recipe.

Too high in calories, cholesterol, or fat?

I’ll keep my whole eggs and pork bacon, but this recipe can also be made using a cup of liquid egg whites, fat free cheddar, turkey bacon, and butter omitted (official recipe coming soon). This will bring the calories down to 479, protein to 38 grams, fat to 28 grams, and carbs to 21 grams making for a delicious and macro friendly breakfast.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Luke

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