Friday, February 3, 2012

Good Taste: avocados {not just for game day}

This post brought to you by Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.

A few days ago, I posted about game day finger food and of course, included a simple avocado snack. Today, I want to share a little more avocado love with you because I really do love avocados. They're so versatile. You can use them in traditional Mexican dishes, wrap them in sushi, slice them into a salad or sandwich, use them as a spread and so much more.



These are one of my favorite snacks - toast with mashed avocado and a sprinkle of chili powder. For these I used buttered toast and cut them into small rounds. For a healthier alternative, skip the butter and use wheat toast.

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But the best part of their page is the recipe section.


You'll find recipes like this avocado and shrimp salad.


Or these cobb avocado wraps

How about seared scallops with avocado mousse and chipotle sauce? Yum!


Avocados are not only delicious but according to the Avocados from Mexico website they have many health benefits.

Avocados fit into the American Heart Association's guidelines for a diet that provides unsaturated fat and is low in saturated fat. Avocados contain no saturated fat or cholesterol and are virtually the only fruit that provides good-for-you mono-unsaturated fat.
Diabetics and others who must watch their carbohydrate intake can enjoy avocados often. A one-ounce serving has only 3 grams of carbohydrate.

One-fifth (1 ounce) of a Hass avocado has 50 calories, 3 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 cholesterol and sodium, and 1 gram of dietary fiber. Who knew a fruit that is so smooth and creamy provides dietary fiber that's so important to a healthy digestive tract.

They provide nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals: potassium, folic acid and other B-vitamins, as well as vitamins E and K. They also contain phytonutrients, believed to help prevent many chronic diseases.

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  1. I love avacados too . I posted a spinach avacacoda salad on my blog this week. Check it out if you have time :)

  2. Love those recipes. I am an all avocado girl

  3. Mmm,...I love avocados and have 2 in the fridge right now waiting for a great recipe. Thanks for the tip.

  4. You convinced ME, Carolyn! I have ALWAYS thought the food groups in our pyramid should include AVACADO, BACON, AND CHEESE! See why I was so impressed with the other post? LOL! Seriously, I generally replace mayo with a small smear of mashed avacado on any sandwich. MUCH healthier! And YUMMY! Love your toast idea! YUM!!!


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