Avocado is easy to love. I enjoy it right out of the peel with some lime juice and a sprinkle of sea salt. Because it is creamy, satisfying and compliments a variety of foods, I often incorporate it into my snacks and entree´s — diced or sliced in salads, on top of my poached salmon with a mango vinaigrette, in a chunky guacamole, and as a sandwich spread.
At just 50 calories per 1 oz serving, a Hass avocado fits perfectly into my diet. It is cholesterol, sodium-free and contains healthy monounsaturated fats — an ideal non-dairy substitute for butter or cream cheese. And it is very nutrient dense — with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which, according to studies, help maintain eye health. The natural goodness of avocados is one reason why I keep it in stock (at least one or two per week). But also, because it tastes so good and is simple to use.
A Simple Choice
Avocado is so easy to dig into. Simply, slice the avocado lengthwise to reveal the yummy green flesh. Dicing is easy — once it is opened, use a sharp knife to remove the seed and either scoop out with a spoon or cut horizontal and vertical slices and gently use a big spoon to remove perfectly diced avocado. To store, simply squeeze some fresh lemon or lime, keep pit inside and wrap tightly in clear plastic wrap; then place in the refrigerator.
A Holiday Treat!
With the holidays in tow, I look forward to using avocado in my dessert recipes to keep them moist without a lot of butter or oil. Recently, I enjoyed a slice of avocado chocolate cake. Check out these delicious avocado dessert recipes from LoveOneToday and learn more about the amazing benefits of avocado.
Disclaimer and Disclosure:
Although I did receive financial compensation for writing this post, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique-experiences. For nutrition information on avocados, please be sure to visit the LoveOneToday.com website.