We all know that you can make guacamole from the humble avocado, but how many of you could name three other recipes containing this incredibly healthy food? Packed full of lots of healthy nutrients including healthy monounsaturated fats, lots of vitamins, plenty of minerals and a healthy side plate of fiber, you could have one of the most important ingredients that you SHOULD have in your kitchen.
Let’s Start with Lunch!
You could make a very healthy sandwich, jam packed full of healthy ingredients that taste great and help to fill you up, and the sandwich that we are just about to give you the secret recipe for only contains 300 calories! When you add a healthy baked bag of potato chips and a bottle of water, you have a great and healthy lunch that’s flavorsome and good for you.
With a couple of slices of whole-grain bread, some crunchy romaine lettuce, a touch of Swiss cheese, some slices of cucumber, a couple of thick (ish) slices of avocado, and even a dollop of mayonnaise as long as its fat free, and you could just have the tastiest sandwich. Get yourself some low calorie turkey breast slices to throw in for your meat fix and you will be adding roughly 80 or so calories.
When you consider that the actual person needs around 2000 calories (for women) and you have a lunch of around 450 calories, which works out just right for when you want to watch the amount of calories you are consuming.
What about Dinner?
Of course, sometimes you don’t want to have avocado in your sandwiches for lunch. What about if you wanted to incorporate the healthy food in your evening meal? Well guess what folks – we have a recipe for that too! How does grilled chicken salad with mango and avocado sound to you? Delicious, right?
Grilling chicken is the healthiest way to cook it and when you add a few other ingredients, it doesn’t have to be as bland and tasteless as you often think it will. Avocado and mango go together beautifully and the two combined work as the perfect accompaniment with the chicken.
Use some cooking spray on the chicken to keep the calories down and blend the avocado chunks and pieces of mango with some olive oil, soy sauce, ground ginger, a few salad greens and a touch of mango chutney and you have a lovely evening meal that the entire family can enjoy.
With the right ingredients, this meal could contain as few as 200 calories – now that’s not bad at all, is it?
If you don’t fancy chicken, you could easily substitute it for shrimp, even going as far as to create a beautiful skewer kebab for the BBQ to enjoy on the hot summer nights. You can mix and match the side dishes accordingly, adding guacamole if you wanted with potato salads, green leafy salads, and even homemade garlic breads on whole-grain bread.
Avocado is one of those foods that very few people know how to throw in with other foods that they would normally have in their kitchen. The internet sure does make things easier however, with more and more delicious recipes coming out all over the place – why not take a peek for yourself and see what recipes you can come up with. Even better than that – grab yourself five healthy foods and see what you can create yourself!