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Top 5 egg-cellent ways to reinvent breakfast

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There shouldn’t be anything boring about breakfast — or brunch. Give yourself a creative, healthy and delicious start to your day with these five unique substitutions for your tired eggs-and-toast routine. Eggs are a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorus, and a very good source of protein and selenium.

 

 


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Baked egg in an avocado
Remember eggs in a frame? When we were little, we used to use a cup to cut out a round circle in the middle of a slice of bread and fry it up with an egg in the cutout area.

This recipe is the new — and healthier! — version of eggs in a frame. Instead of all that butter and/or oil, you bake it. And instead of the toast — which you can have on the side anyway — the egg’s cooked inside of an avocado where the pit has been removed. Yum! Click here for the recipe.

 

 


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Crustless quiche with kale
If you thought quiches couldn’t be crispy without crust, think again. This recipe from AlexandraCooks.com piles on the kale, which is packed with dietary fiber; vitamins A, C, K and B6; calcium; potassium; copper; and manganese.

Because the leafy green pokes out around the top of the quiche, the top of the quiche essentially becomes a layer of kale chips, giving it a crunchy and tasty exterior. Click here for the recipe.

 

 


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Egg and hash brown nests
Breakfast couldn’t be cuter — or yummier — with these egg and cheese hash brown nests from ACozyKitchen.com. They bake for just enough time to leave the egg runny, so when you cut it, the yolk spills over the layers of hash browns and cheddar cheese seasoned with shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and paprika. Click here for the recipe.

 

 


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Spinach and baked egg galette
These spinach and baked egg galettes from LoveAndCupcakesBlog.com have everything you could possibly want in a breakfast or brunch: egg, protein, carbs and veggies. Spinach, sautéed onions, feta, black forest ham and a baked egg sit on top of a flaky piecrust that’s baked for 18 to 25 minutes, leaving the crust golden brown and the egg deliciously runny. Click here for the recipe.

 

 


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Flower power eggs
Make your morning groovy with these flower power eggs from ApronStringsBlog.com. Instead of chopping up bell peppers and throwing them into an omelet, this recipe has cracked the eggs into colorful rings of bell peppers and cooked them over a skillet. So simple we wish we had thought of it. Click here for the recipe.

 

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