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If you saw Episode 1 of the Great American Cook Off presented by Camping World, you know that James and I won the breakfast round with our Crab Cakes Benedict recipe! 🎉
YAY! But honestly, choosing this recipe was REALLY difficult. Imagine being told you can make anything in the world you want to with no limitations, with your goal being to knock a panel of judges socks off. What recipe would YOU pick? See! It’s hard!
We already knew our crab cakes benedict recipe was awesome, but was it mind-blowing awesome, so much so it would knock all the other breakfasts outta the park? We wrestled with this. We knew we wanted to keep on the healthy side, obviously… because healthy living is our jam and all. But we didn’t want to veer SO crazy healthy that the recipe was a turn-off to our judges, so that ixnayed any recipes with wheatgrass, kimchi, algae… you get the idea. We tossed around lots of ideas and kept coming back to the crab cakes benedict. Apparently, good thing we did!
One of the things we love about this recipe is that it looks fancy and complicated, but it really isn’t! It comes together quickly.
And can we talk for a moment about a few of the healthy ingredients we’ve got here all packed into one delicious meal?
Eggs: Eggs are one of the most nutritious ingredients on the planet, a true superfood. They’re an excellent dietary source of choline, a super-important nutrient we don’t get enough of. Eggs are high in quality protein, with all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. They get a bad rap because they’re high in cholesterol, but it’s important to understand that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood, unless you’re a ‘hyper responder’ to dietary cholesterol, which only a small percentage of the population is.
Crab: Crab is one of the best dietary sources of protein available. It contains almost as much protein as other meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat… that’s a huge deal! Crab is a great source of Omega-3’s and not just any old Omega-3 – the long chain variety. These can be used immediately, unlike short-chain Omega-3 found in vegetables and oils. Short-chain Omega-3’s need to be converted to the long-chain form, which our bodies don’t do well. Crab is particularly rich in selenium, too, which is a powerful antioxidant that protects from heart disease, certain cancers, and even gives your immune system a boost.
Avocado: Avocados are a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood. Although most of the calories come from fat, don’t be put off! Avocados are packed with healthy fats that help to keep you feeling satiated and full longer. The fats in avocados will also slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable.
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Onward. To the Recipe! Hi Ho!
If you’d like to try our winning recipe, here it is! Click on the recipe to see it full-size and get a printable PDF version. Let us know if you do try it; would love to hear what you think!