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-shaped 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. Avocados are high in potassium. Additionally, avocados are high in potassium; a mineral most people don’t get enough of. You can possibly reduce blood pressure by consuming high potassium avocados. High blood pressure is 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 on avocados and other fresh ingredients into our diets.