By Heather Prescott | Published on August 12, 2017
Its flesh is rich in healthy fat that lowers LDL cholesterol levels (the bad kind), regulates blood pressure and protects against disease. All in all it’s a weapon’s grade health elixir that offers a host of sweet and savory options that’ll satisfy your taste buds with less than 10 minutes of prep.
Here’s how to start creatively cooking avocado and eat it right.
Roasted eggs in avocado
Small egg baked inside an avocado half seasoned with salt, pepper and a little smoked paprika, and topped with a little green onion and/or roasted red pepper pieces. Bake at 425 ̊F for 15-18 minutes
Chili mango salad in avocado
Chopped mango, diced shallot, diced tomato, chopped cilantro, season with salt, pepper and chili powder. Serve inside an avocado half.
Avocado chicken salad
Shredded, seasoned, boneless and skinless chicken breasts, diced tricolor peppers, diced shallot mixed with plain nonfat Greek yogurt (or your choice of yogurt) seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve inside an avocado half and add a dash of chili paste with adobo sauce followed by a little lime juice and a pinch of cilantro.
Avocado chocolate pudding
Mashed avocado, raw cacao powder, raw unfiltered local honey, vanilla extract, nonfat plain Greek yogurt (or your yogurt of choice).
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Baked avocado fries
Avocado slices, panko bread crumbs (or homemade), eggs, seasonings of your choice. Bake at 375 ̊F for 25 minutes.
Mayo-free avocado egg salad
Hard boiled eggs, mashed avocado, fresh dill, plain nonfat Greek yogurt, lemon juice and sliced grape tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
Avocado oatmeal raisin cookies
Gluten-free flour, eggs, coconut sugar, mashed avocado, vanilla extract, quick oats, regular and/or golden raisins, little bit of raw unfiltered local honey and dash of salt. Bake and measure similar to the traditional cookies.
Avocado and chicken (or turkey) sliders
Ground chicken (or turkey), avocado chunks, lemon juice, season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, ground cumin, oregano, chili powder and a little shredded parmesan. Bake or throw on the BBQ.
Unsalted garbanzo beans, mashed avocado, lemon juice, tahini, roasted garlic, olive oil, season with salt and pepper and process in your blender.
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