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MSPI mamas know that avocado is a lifesaver. Full of vitamins and minerals, plus healthy fats, this nutrient-dense food can help you pack in the calories in a healthy way. When you’re burning upwards of 500 calories a day breastfeeding, that extra energy is critical.
But sometimes I get in a rut with my avocado and need to try different ways to work it into my diet. Duck bacon avocado toast is one of my favorite easy lunches that mixes things up a bit.
So first off, why duck bacon instead of regular pork bacon? My husband doesn’t eat pork so I try to avoid buying traditional bacon (because I will eat way too much by myself!). I’m not a fan of turkey bacon and I think duck bacon gets much closer to the real thing.
- 1 small – medium avocado
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Allergen-friendly bread
- 3 strips duck bacon
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Salt to taste
- Place the avocado oil in your skillet on medium heat, followed by your duck bacon. Avocado oil is a high temperature oil and I find it helps make the duck bacon a little crispier. Leave the bacon on the skillet for 3 – 4 minutes, until you see the meat browning in a bit, then flip it. Continue to flip the bacon until it reaches your desired crunchiness.
- While the bacon is cooking, cut your avocado, discard the seed and put the flesh in a small bowl. Pour your lemon juice and salt in the bowl, then mash the avocado mixture until it is smooth and creamy.
- Toast your allergen-friendly bread as desired in your toaster. I was recently able to reintroduce corn into my diet, so I like Dave’s Killer 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Before that, I used Dave’s Killer Good Seed product, which does not have corn. If you’re strictly Top 8 free or on Whole 30, you might try Ener-G’s Tapioca Loaf. I won’t lie, it’s not great, but in recipes like this the flavor and texture is masked.
- Spread half of the avocado mixture on each slice of bread. Then top with your crispy duck bacon.
This recipe has about 660 calories and 28 grams of protein, plus it’s delicious!
If you want to pack in more veggies, you can always try adding spinach, tomatoes, onions, or other vegetables of choice.