If it’s not a protein smoothie, make your first day of 2016 breakfast this delicious and nutritious dish. This recipe is an interesting twist on a classic Toad in the Hole. Just take a farm fresh egg, a beautiful acorn squash, add salt, pepper and fresh chives and viola, breakfast! Try baking the squash the night before to save time and you can enjoy this delicious meal any day of the week. It is packed full of protein and all the good stuff you need to get you day off on the right foot. Start the year strong and healthy!


Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Paleo, Primal
Servings: 2


  • 1 acorn squash (cut in half and deseeded)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives (chopped)
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the squash face down on a baking sheet. Bake the squash in the oven for 25-35 minutes, until the squash becomes tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the squash halves face up on the baking sheet. Crack on egg into the hole in each half. Season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the egg sets.
  4. Remove from the oven. Garnish with fresh chives and serve.

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