Avocados! A great unsaturated fat source and keeps you satiated so you’re less inclined to over-eat; just one half of an avocado can decrease appetite by 40% over a three hour span. The fat they contain is a healthy, monounsaturated fat. Unlike saturated fats, monounsaturated fats reduce cholesterol and help you lose and maintain goal weight. Avocados offer Omega 3 Alpha Linoleic Acid, Folic Acid, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Magnesium and Vitamins B, C, E, & K.
While guacamole is probably the most popular way to eat avocado, you can also puree and toss with pasta, substitute for butter or oil in your favorite baked good recipes, or spread or slice onto sandwiches.
- 4 ripe avocados, peeled & stone taken out
- 1/2 cup cherry or golden tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons parsley or watercress leaves, chopped
- Pinch of turmeric
- Salt & pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a food processer and blend until smooth. Serve with whole grain crackers or pitas and fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrot, and celery. Makes four servings. Stores well in an airtight container for up to five days.