Everyone wants to start the year healthy and happy. To help you with your goals I collected 9 Favorite Avocado Recipes for a Healthy New Year!
Avocados are good and good for you. They are good in a variety of salads. Mash them and spread on burgers, sandwiches, and wraps instead of high-fat mayonnaise. Make an easy avocado toast. Or, simply enjoy them plain!
9 Favorite Avocado Recipes for a Healthy New Year
Avocados are a convenient and healthy food that doesn’t require cooking. Perfect for on the go lunches. Eat them plain or add a diced mango. This portable fruit is healthy and filling.
The avocado is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico. The tree produces this unique fruit that consists mostly of carbohydrates. The avocado is a green, pear-shared fruit. Avocados are also high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that they have powerful beneficial effects on health. They contain both monosaturated and polyunsaturated fat or ‘good’ heart-healthy fats.
Avocados are nutrient dense, the ratio of nutrients compared to calories in food, having 20 essential nutrients including fiber, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, and folic acid. The avocado is also high in potassium. Avocado is a mineral high in potassium; a mineral most people don’t get enough of. Several studies show that having a high potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
The breakdown of avocados looks like this: 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although avocados contain 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.
Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat.
I’ve been slowly working avocados and other fresh ingredients into our diets.