I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Avocados from Mexico. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
My favorite use for avocados besides guacamole is a chipotle soup recipe. It incorporates chicken broth, chipotle seasoning, shredded chicken, green onions and chunks of fresh avocado. It is delicious and a family favorite.
As a registered dietitian, I love the health benefits of avocados. They are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin E, folic acid and B-vitamins. They are a good source of monounsaturated fats which can help to lower cholesterol when used in place of saturated fats.
My husband's family is Mexican and loves guacamole. For every family party, they make a huge bowl of it. They like it spicy with small chunks of fresh jalapeno in it. My husband Troy could literally eat guacamole, chips and salsa every single night. He loves it!
The site Avocados from Mexico Community has many great features to help you learn more about avocados. My favorite feature is all of the recipes that they have. They have breakfasts, desserts, appetizers and meals all featuring avocados. The site also has many great features including a store, downloads and a blog.
Here are a couple of recipes that caught my eye:
Vegetarian Blue Corn Nachos with Homemade Guacamole
Again, avocados are versatile in many different types of recipes. They are full of important vitamins and minerals along with healthy monounsaturated fats. Watch portion sizes as avocados are pretty high in calories.
What is your favorite way to eat avocados?
Do you have any family favorite recipes using avocados?