Did you know that avocados are a fruit? No? Me neither! Because of their savory taste and high-fat content, I always assumed they were vegetables. Still, it doesn’t really matter what they are because they are wonderful.
A lot of people stay away from avocados because they mistakenly believe that their high-fat content makes them unhealthy. In fact, the opposite is true. The fat in avocados is mostly monounsaturated fat which is very heart-friendly.
I eat at least two avocados a week and my doctor tells me my heart and blood pressure are about as perfect as they can be. Good news! They also make your hair shiny and healthy.
If you want to include more avocados in your diet, you can simply halve one, scoop out the stone, and eat it straight from the skin. Alternatively, mash the flesh and use as a spread on sprouted bread instead of butter.
My favorite way to enjoy avocados is in the recipe I’m sharing with you today.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1-2 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
- 12. oz. cooked crab meat (or you could use tuna)
- 1/3 cup low fat Greek yogurt
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 avocados, halved and pitted
1. In a bowl, mix the crab meat, yogurt, onion, chives, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Scoop out the flesh from the avocados to create bowls.
4. Combine the extracted avocado flesh with the crab mixture.
5. Fill the avocado skins with the crab/avocado mixture and top with the grated cheese.
6. Grill for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and eat straight from the skins.
Recipe source: delish.com
Picture source: kirbiescravings.com
Are Avocados Good For You? A video by NutritionFacts.org
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