Avocados are like nature’s butter in that this spreadable delicacy seems to improve everything, however unlike most types of butter avocados are extremely healthy. This bumpy green fruit common throughout South America is shown to help lower cholesterol, keep one’s skin clear, and is a great source of minerals and vitamins.
They’re rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E that help fight disease as well as Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Iron! Due to its spreadable nature avocado is really easy to add to a variety of meals that might be getting mundane. Here are some zesty recipes to help you incorporate avocado into your diet and add some new flavors to your palette!
The A.L.T: The Avocado Lettuce and Tomato is a healthy take on the B.L.T that’s easy to make and bring along to work for a fresh lunch. All you need is turkey, whole wheat bread, and fresh avocados!
The Avocado Egg Salad: A fantastic combination of two of nature’s super foods, this healthy salad helps to cut down on mayo as well as provides more vitamins to the consumer. If you want to cut down on even more mayo try substituting Greek yogurt!
Grilled Chicken Avocado Sandwich: Plain chicken is a great way to get your daily protein intake and doesn’t contain harmful fats like red meat that are associated with heart disease and stroke. To add some spunk to your chicken add some scoops of avocado along with grilled bell peppers.
Avocado Spring Rolls: Homemade spring rolls are a healthy and versatile meal that can incorporate a variety of flavors. Try adding bell peppers, walnuts, mushrooms, rice, noodles, and avocado. It makes for a great lunch!
Avocado and Chicken Chili: A slow cooker or stove top work great to make this savory dinner and it’s a great way to keep warm on a cold fall night. This delicious soup hybrid is similar to chicken tortilla, another must try dish.
Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas: My personal favorite out of all the avocado themed dishes in this article involves making a creamy avocado spread to top off the grilled chicken enchilada. Add fried bell peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese for maximum flavor!
Avocado Mac N Cheese: Avocado and a bit of cilantro make for a thick and creamy pasta dish that’s savory and loaded with vitamins. Add a bit of pepper-jack cheese to give it an extra kick!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting: Avocado frosting can be used with a number of different desserts to top them off, but it goes surprisingly well with some delicious dark chocolate cupcakes. Try it out with brownies for another delicious twist!
Avocado Key Lime Pie: This is a delicious twist on traditional key lime pie that adds a new flavor. Avocado and lime compliment each other very well too, a must try!
Avocado Vanilla Cheesecake: A maple vanilla avocado filling complimented by a crunchy almond crust makes for a delicious cheesecake that doesn’t have to come with any dairy.
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