Guacamole is only the beginning! Avocados are filled with a ton of nutrients, like potassium, folate, and vitamins C and K. In fact, an avocado has about 60 percent more potassium than a banana. Did you know avocados are actually fruit? Additionally, they're low in fat and have no cholesterol.
The best part about avocados is that they can easily be added to any meal! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner is the best time for some of this green fruit.
Here are five quick ways to add avocado to your diet:
-Plain: cut the fruit in half, take out the pit, and enjoy! If you need a little more flavor, add some lemon juice or a favorite seasoning.
-With cottage cheese: a snazzy version of the plain avocado! Put a scoop of cottage cheese in where the pit used to be. You have a pre-made bowl that you can take on the go!
-With an egg baked in it: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and crack an egg into an avocado half (sans pit). Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!
-Sliced up in your salad: Slice and dice up pieces and shake them into your favorite salad. We recommend making them a staple for Cobb salads!
-Spread on your sandwich: A BLT with avocado? Delicious. A grilled cheese with avocado? Mind-blowing!
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