They’ve been called the world’s greatest superfood, and there’s no wonder why. With their ability to reduce your risk of heart attack and cancer, slim your waistline and even protect your vision, avocados make a great addition to any diet.
In fact, a new study shows that if you grub them down on a regular basis, you’ll probably weigh less than people who don’t.
These nutrients help protect from:
(Source: Yahoo Health)
And if you think the only thing avocados taste good in is guacamole, think again. Here are 4 tasty avocado recipes – one for every meal. Try them at home to truly experience this superfood at its best.
It’s hard to imagine just how delicious this avocado egg bake really is, but the unique flavor and protein-packed fuel will have you whipping this up every morning you can find the time. Not only do the eggs give you tons of protein to energize you for the rest of the day, but the avocado also provides you with all the nutrients you need to fight against disease. Wake up 20 minutes earlier tomorrow and give this one a try.
*Yields 1 serving.
Calories: 449; Fat: 38.2g; Protein: 15.2g; Carbs: 18.1g; Fiber: 13.6 g; Sugar: 2g; Sodium: 137mg
**Recipe Courtesy: Fit Sugar
Salads always make a noontime meal, and this one’s sure to delight for any lunch-hour. It can easily be prepared the night before and tossed into a Tupperware container for the next day, and it’s so filling you will definitely not be hankering for any late-afternoon snack.
*Yields 4 servings
Calories: 210; Fat: 9.2g; Protein: 25.1g; Carbs: 7.8g; Fiber: 3.6 g; Sugar: 0.6g; Sodium: 261mg
** Recipe Courtesy: SkinnyTaste
This avocado snack really lets the creamy superfood stand on its own. All you need are a couple ingredients to enjoy the fruit without any complicated prep. Eat just half of the avocado and you’ll be good to go until dinnertime, but munch down the whole thing and you’ll likely push your evening meal back a couple hours.
*Yields 2 servings
Calories: 162; Fat: 14.7g; Protein: 2.3g; Carbs: 8.7g; Fiber: 6.7g; Sugar: 0.7g; Sodium: 174.6mg
** Recipe Courtesy: Food.com
A scrumptious meal that the whole family can get down on, this avocado pasta is not only healthy, it’ll make you look like a full-on gourmet chef. It’s pretty easy to make, and there’s no better nighttime fuel than pasta and avocado to help you sleep easier and give yourself and your family all the nutrition they need.
* Yields 8 servings
Calories: 200; Fat: 6g; Protein: 15g; Carbs: 21g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: n/a; Sodium: 300mg
**Recipe Courtesy: Avocado Central
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.