6 ways to eat more avocado

Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats; they're great for your heart and your brain. They're also delicious and filling. But if you're bored of slicing them in a sandwich, adding them to salad or making guacamole, try some of these ideas to see how you can include more avocados in your diet.

#1. Make pancakes

What's that, you can put avocado in pancakes? Surely that won't taste very nice? Actually, it tastes great! This recipe for Avocado Chocolate Chip Pancakes is creamy, satisfying and packed with healthy fats for a decadent, delicious yet guilt-free start to your weekend.

#2. Cheese toastie with avocado

Add some fibre, vitamins and minerals to your cheese toastie by slicing some avocado and apple over the top – delicious as an open sandwich, which can help you cut back on carbs.

#3. Avocado fries

Definitely not a treat for everyday, but deep-fried avocado tastes amazing with a zingy lemon dip. You only need a few ingredients to whip up this delicious dish at home; great if you're having friends over. The crunch of the deep-fried breadcrumbs is the perfect contrast to the creamy avocado. If you like, you could add flaxseeds or sunflower seeds to the breadcrumb mix for a healthy boost. We love this recipe!

#4. Swap your spread

Swapping mayonnaise, butter or cheese for creamy avocado adds over 20 vitamins and minerals to your wrap, sandwich or burger. Compared to a slice of cheese of 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, you'll save up to 4 grams of fat and 50 calories!

#5. Eggy breakfast

Avocados are the perfect vegetable for a healthy breakfast, and you can create a baked, eggy treat that will fill you up and keep you going until lunchtime; it's packed with protein. Whisk an egg, season with salt and pepper then pour into an avocado half and bake at around 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until set.

#6. Make a dressing

Whip up a healthier take on a Green Goddess dressing that's also great as a dip for courgettes, carrots, celery or flatbreads. Traditional Green Goddess dressing is made with sour cream and mayonnaise, but this healthy version uses avocado and some Greek yogurt for a creamy texture and sharp taste. It's packed with healthy fats from the avocado and olive oil.

Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 17th Sep 2014 at 12:38
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