Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Livin' Lean Topic Tuesday: "A" is for Avocado

Avocados are an "A+" fruit, all-around. Not only are they delicious, they also offer great nutritional benefits and can be used in many of our already favorite recipes! Did you know that avocados can be used in place of butter in most baking recipes? How about mac n'cheese? Yep, they sure can. Intrigued? There's more!

Thanks to my fabulous friends at Avocados of Mexico, I have some great nutrition facts to share. Soon you will see why avocados are good for a lot more than just guacamole!

* Avocados from Mexico contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, vitamins B6, C and E, folate and fiber.

* They contain "Good" fats - mono- and poly-unsaturated fats; good substitutes for dairy and mayo.

* Only 50 calories per ounce!

*Only 3 grams of carbohydrates per serving; great for some low-carb diets.

*Rich in B-complex vitamins for supporting memory and brain function. You better eat one quick so you don't forget all these facts!

I  had so much fun over the weekend experimenting with avocados in both new and old recipes. I am being honest ya'll. At first, I wasn't sure about some uses, such as in mac n'cheese...but holy guacamole! I was impressed!

Stay tuned this week as I unveil a few new. lean avocado recipes to try!

To learn more about Avocados from Mexico, please visit http://www.avocadosfrommexico.com/ ! They even have some great "Back to School" recipes too! Check them out!

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