By Amanda Kettler
Although avocados are sometimes known as a high fat food, the fats that they contain are what we call ‘good fats’. Meaning that they are monounsaturated which help to maintain good heart health and lower blood pressure. Alongside this they are packed with other good for you nutrients like folate, vitamin A and even contain a significant amount of fiber.
Nutrition for 1 avocado:
Total Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 10g
Basically, they are a great addition to any meal….so now what to make?
Baked Avocado & Egg
Ingredients: Avocado, Small or Medium Eggs, Salt, Pepper, and any other seasonings you’d like. I’d suggest a splash of chili flakes or some fresh green onion sprinkled on top.
Step 1: Cut avocado in half and remove pit.
Step 2: Scoop out some avocado to make room for the eggs. This is super important because no one wants to have raw egg dripping everywhere. Put excess to the side-this can be used as an extra topping once they have been cooked.
Step 3: Season with salt + pepper, and any other toppings you want.
Step 4: Bake at 425degrees for about 15 minutes, or until desired consistency.
Step 5: ENJOY!
Ingredients: Avocado, 2 garlic cloves, juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper, water.
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a blender. If you don’t have a blender you can also do this by hand so long as you chop your garlic into teeny tiny pieces.
Step 2: Use as a sauce over pasta! You can also try this as a dip or as a spread on sandwiches.
Avocado Caprese Salad
Ingredients: Avocado, Tomato, Basil, Salt & Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar.
Step 1: Chop avocado and tomato into slices.
Step 2: Place avocado and tomato, alternating on a plate.
Step 3: Season with Salt & Pepper, drizzle with balsamic and top with some fresh basil.
Step 4: Serve & Enjoy!
*This is great if you have guests or if you are avoiding dairy-it gives you a similar dish but accommodates those who don’t eat dairy!