Bagel Nest Eggs Recipe
February 23rd was National Toast Day, and we celebrated over on my live show, Lunch with Leslie, by making bagel nest eggs! Ok, so a bagel isn’t the same as toast but you know I like to tweak things with a Go2Kitchens twist! You also know that my main source of animal protein in my diet is eggs and not just any old eggs. Vital Farms eggs are the only eggs I use because they are pasture raised which means the hens have plenty of space to roam and forage! You know what they say, healthy hens mean healthy eggs! You can find out more about Vital Farm eggs at their website and go here to find eggs near you! Vital Farms also has amazing pasture-raised butter, so make sure you check that out the next time you are at your local grocery store!
I like to add vegetables to every meal, so I roasted some asparagus and cherry tomatoes to go along with my nest egg today. Asparagus is chock full of vitamins like A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, calcium, protein, and fiber! The cherry tomatoes in this recipe will supply your body with vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene, which is an antioxidant that plays a role in slowing down several types of cancer! You know we love that!
One last thing, please don’t be afraid of eating bread or grains! If you choose whole grain (not whole wheat) bread or bagels and eat it sparingly, it can be a healthy part of your diet. It’s good for our digestive tract and provides a lot of B vitamins. So don’t fear bread and bagels, but don’t overdo it either!
- 5-10 stalks asparagus
- 5-10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 whole grain bagel
- 1/2 inch pat of Vital Farms butter
- 1 pasture raised Vital Farms egg
- 1 tsp feta cheese
On a baking sheet, lay out your asparagus and cherry tomatoes on parchment paper and top with olive oil.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon on top.
Make sure vegetables are coated evenly in oil and spices.
Roast at 425 for 7 minutes.
Over medium/low heat, melt butter in a pan.
Using your hands, open up the bagel hole a bit so there’s room for the egg. Place sliced side down in the pan.
Crack egg and gently place inside bagel hole.
Cover and let cook for 7 minutes over medium/low heat. The egg should be set with a soft yolk and stiff whites. Use a lid to cook faster without burning the bagel.
Plate with your vegetables and top with salt, pepper, and feta cheese.