Many say that avocados are perhaps the perfect fruit.
They are full of great nutrients and are almost a complete meal on their own. Still, some people shy away from eating them on a regular basis because besides using them in guacamole, they aren’t sure what else to do with them.
So, here are some ways you can eat more avocados.
First, let’s take a quick look at why it’s wise to eat more of them.
(Serving Size: 1/2 a medium avo)
|Calories: 125||Fat: 11.3||Sodium: 0mg|
|Cholesterol: 0mg||Potassium: 375mg||Carbs: 7.5|
|Fiber: 5g||Sugar: 0g||Protein: 0g|
|Vitamin C: 10%||Iron: 5%||Vitamin E: 10%|
|Thiamine: 5%||Riboflavin: 10%||Niacin: 10%|
|B6: 10%||Folate: 15%||Pantothenic Acid: 10%|
|Copper: 5%||Manganese: 5%||Lutein: 202.5mcg|
|Phosporus: 5%||Magnesium: 5%||Zinc: 5%|
Although avocados are high in fat, it is mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated and is considered heart healthy.
Suggestions for Use
- Acocado on whole grain toast or bagels: This is a great alternative to cream cheese or jam. Just add a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Avocado in smoothies: If you like a creamy smoothie, a small amount can make your berry or green smoothie taste decadent.
- Avocado in omelets: Along with a little salsa and cilantro, this makes a great tasting omelet and is an alternative to using cheese.
- Avocado on salads: Because of their creamy texture, using them on your salad along with dry seasoning, allows you to use little or no dressing.
- Avocado in baking: Many recipes that call for butter or shortening can be replaced with avocado like this banana bread recipe or this chocolate cookie recipe.
- Avocado in soups: Creamy soups can be made using avocado instead of all the dairy.
- Avocado pizza: Along with some feta cheese and black olives, they make for a great tasting pizza.
Do you have any other suggestions or avocado recipes to share?