Get more good fats in your diet
Cook and dress with olive oil
Olive oil is obtained from the olive, which is a fruit so stop avoiding it. When stovetop cooking olive oil is the best option instead of butter, margarine or lard! Also don’t be afraid to dress your salads with a tablespoon or two.
Eat more avocadoes
Stick them in a sandwich or a salad. Homemade guacamole is to die for. As well as being jam-packed full of heart and brain-healthy fats, they make for a delicious & filling meal. They’re also amazing in a smoothie.
Reach for the nuts
Nuts are seen to be bad for us but this is not the case! The right nuts, in moderation are fantastic for your health. The best are almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans & cashews. Adding nuts to vegetable dishes is becoming popular too and a substitute breadcrumbs on your chicken or fish isn’t uncommon.
Snack on olives
Olives are high monounsaturated fats but are still a very low calorie snack when eaten on their own. This combined with their amazing taste makes them a food you can’t turn your nose up at. Their also great along side some lean meat.
Dress your own
Your usual, commercial salad dressings tend to be very high in all of the nasties we don’t necessarily want entering our bodies including saturated fats. Just create your own healthy dressing with a high-quality, cold-pressed olive oil.