Ahhhh-vocado!

It’s National Nutrition Month and this week we are featuring a power food…AVOCADO!

Avocados contain naturally good fats and are cholesterol and sodium-free! They are a perfect choice to add to a meal or eat them on their own. Not sure what to make with avocados? Look no further. Check out these delicious recipes.

Easy Avocado Tuna Snack

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ fresh avocado filled
  • 3 oz. canned tuna
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped celery
  • 1/8 tsp. chopped chives

Instructions:

Combine canned tuna, mustard, celery and chives. Serve in avocado half.

Nutrition Facts:  240 calories, 11g fat

Recipe from www.avocadocentral.com

Avocado Egg Salad

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe fresh Hass avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 6 hardboiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup
  • minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Remove and discard yolks of two of the eggs; chop remaining whites and eggs; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine half of the avocado, vinegar, mustard and salt; mash until smooth. Dice remaining avocado and add to mixture along with eggs and onion; mix gently.

Serving Suggestions: Serve on toast or crackers. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts: 176 calories, 13g fat, 9g protein, 4g fiber

Recipe from www.avocadocentral.com

Quick & Easy Avocado Egg White Breakfast Wrap

Serves:  4

Ingredients:

  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas, warm
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1 large ripe fresh Hass avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • Small thinly sliced red onion
  • Hot sauce, to taste (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add egg whites and cook until center of whites are nearly set and beginning to brown around the edges. Turn and cook for another 20 seconds. Remove from heat.
  2. Lay tortillas flat on a work surface. Arrange all ingredients down the center of the tortilla, leaving 2-inches of empty tortilla at the bottom. Fold up bottom 2-inches. Fold over sides. Serve immediately. Add a side of fruit salad for each breakfast wrap

Nutrition Facts: 230 calories, 10g Fat, 14g protein

Recipe from www.avocadocentral.com

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse Smoothie

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe fresh avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Baby spinach
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 5 drops stevia or 1/2 teaspoon stevia (optional, if you’d like more sweetness)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.

Nutrition Facts: 230 calories, 14g fat, 5g protein, 11g fiber

Recipe from www.avocadocentral.com

Note: Large avocados are recommended for these recipes. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

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