When it comes to fats, there’s a whole lot going on that we don’t even know about. We have monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, trans fats and so many other kinds of fats. But the truth is, do we know that fats are essential for our nutrition intake?
Yes, we need fats – GOOD FATS. That’s right! Good fats help us by regulating blood cholesterol levels, decreasing our risks of heart diseases and controlling our insulin levels. It helps us shed excess pounds while nurturing our nails, hair and skin making us look GOOD!
One of the best and healthiest fatty foods out there is avocado. This creamy green goodness is versatile as it can be a snack, dressing and even a main meal.
Take a look at our 5 simple ways to serve avocado!
1) Avocado Fries
Slice the avocado to your preferred thickness, dip them in egg, roll them in breadcrumbs and bake them at 200° for about 10 minutes. Bake them longer for that extra crunch!
2) Creamy Guacamole
Get 2 avocados and scrape the filling out. Mash them together with diced onions, yogurt/sour cream, lemon juice, a teaspoon of oil of your choice, a teaspoon of vinaigrette. You can choose to mash them by placing the ingredients in a paper bag or just put them all in a blender. Little chunks never hurt! 😉
3) Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Great for those who are lactose-intolerant, enjoy a creamy, chocolate smoothie with avocado instead of dairy! Scoop up a super ripe avocado and blend it with ice, water and organic cacao. Add some honey for that natural sweetness!
4) Guacamole Shells
Cut avocados in half and scoop out that seed in the middle. Season it with some Himalayan pink salt and pepper with a simmer of olive oil on top. Load it up with a salsa mixture of lime juice, diced tomatoes, diced onions and fresh herbs of your choice. For a more filling snack, top it off with some red kidney beans and feta or cottage cheese!
Similar to a Guacamole Shell, scoop out the seed and crack an egg in it. Sprinkle some cayenne pepper for some spiciness and load it with shredded mozzarella on top. Bake it at 180° 10 minutes savour the whole thing up! If you need some carbs to go with it, toast some bread slices together with it and dip it in that runny egg yolk.
Now, who’s ready for a snack?