I’m a sucker for an Avocado. And Avocado Toast !
Loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fats, this fruit, (Yep, they are fruit! ) are great for your skin and have high levels of Vitamins K, C, E along with Potassium and fiber!
Besides adding this delicious fruit into your guacamole, these little buggers are a great substitute for mayo and also perfect in a salads, sandwiches or on their own.
Since heart disease runs rampant in our family, (especially on my mom’s side) I’ll usually have an avocado a few times a week.
Helpful Tip: If you are only using half of a avocado, keep the pit in the half that you’re not using, put a sprinkle of lemon or lime juice over the sliced non half to prevent it from oxidizing, and put the unused half in a small tupperware bowl or wrap in plastic wrap in the fridge. It’ll keep for a day or two!
One of my all time favorite ways to eat avocados is Avocado Toast. It’s so easy to make and can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack.
Your main ingredients are:
A ripe avocado
A slice or two of really good hearty bread ( like, wheat, rye, protein bread.. doesn’t really matter. It can even be a bagel. Just make sure that it’s sturdy)
A sprinkle of lemon juice
Salt and pepper
2 Tomato Slices
Feta Cheese (or whatever cheese you have)
A half of a boiled egg.
Toast your bread, then while it’s toasting, cut your avocado down the middle and open it, scoop out one half and place it in a bowl. Mash it up, add salt, pepper, and a few drops to taste of lemon juice. Mix everything together until it has a chunky, yet smooth texture
Take your toast out and spread the mashed up avocado onto to the toast. And you can then add tomato, egg, and feta cheese.
*Note you can top your avocado toast with just about anything. Chicken, turkey, a fried egg, cheddar cheese. It all works.
What’s your favorite way to eat avocados? Let me know!