No one can deny the health benefits of avocados especially when you are watching your diet. Adding avocados to the daily diet will give you a nutritional boost.
Do you know that only one ounce of avocado has a high amount of protein, fiber, and fats in it? the only problem that people feel with eating avocados is that they run out of ideas.
Well, you don’t need to worry if you are reading this. Here are 20 ways in which you can eat an avocado. Keep reading to know the new ways to eat avocados.
Here we go.
This is probably the simplest way to eat an avocado. Just sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper on it for flavor enhancing. You may also try other herbs for seasonings such as paprika, cayenne pepper, balsamic vinegar or lime. Just cut the avocados in small bite size pieces and drizzle them with the seasoning of your choice.
If you want a more fulfilling and nutritious meal, try eating an avocado in your breakfast. For that, you can try stuffing them with anything that you like i.e. eggs. You may also use cooked bacon, beans and spices like parsley, cayenne pepper along with regulars like salt and pepper on it.
If you don’t like chicken, try the same recipe with chicken, vegetables, fruits or even tuna. Avocados make a great combination with each one of them.
Avocados with eggs
Another breakfast recipe for avocados is to eat them with eggs. If you want something different to eat in the morning, make yourself a plate of avocados and scrambled eggs. Just add small diced avocados to your eggs while you are cooking them.
Remember to avocados when your eggs are half cooked. Don’t cook avocados too much or they may burn. If you like them raw, add avocados in the pain one the eggs are cooked. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and your favorite spices to add flavor.
Avocados on a toast
Don’t want the same bread spread that you eat daily? Try making this new avocado spread for your toast. Make a purée of avocado and spread it on the toast.
You may add this puree to your sandwiches and burgers too. Not only it tastes different than the regular spread but also has a high nutritional value.
Guacamole and avocados
Guacamole is a famous Mexican dish that you can now try with avocados. Either you can make it just by using avocados or seasoning or you can combine it with a number of other ingredients i.e. corn, pineapple, broccoli, and quinoa.
Adding a twist to traditional ingredients and recipe will give you a chance to enjoy avocado in a new way.
Bored of mayonnaise? No worries because now you have a healthier substitute of mayonnaise and that’s avocado spread. You can use this spread in sandwiches, burgers, and Paninis.
The best way to use an avocado is no doubt by adding it to a salad. The reason is that salad doesn’t involve cooking and all other ingredients in a salad are raw too.
Except if you want to add chicken or egg into it. the extra calories from fat and fiber of avocado make the hunger satisfied. Usually, salads are low in calories so adding avocados is not really a drastic calorie count. Be creative with your salad recipes by using all possible ingredients that you can eat raw.
Ever thought that you can make avocados soup too? Well, this is an excellent idea to add avocados in soup. Just add avocado chunks to any soup of your choices such as chicken and corn soup. Either chilled or hot, these soups taste amazing.
Avocados can be a good replacement of sour cream if you are worried about the calories. All the dishes that use sour cream can be made by using avocados. Amazingly it tastes good too.
For example, you can make baked potatoes topped with mashed avocados and shredded cheese. You can also find dairy-free sour cream recipes by using avocados available online.
Avocado sushi rolls
Sushi is a traditional dish of Japanese cuisine. It is usually made with combining many ingredients majorly fish and rice. You can also use avocados in sushi rolls. They are so creamy and taste perfectly if you are using it in sushi fillings.
The grilled avocados can be one of the greatest choices as a side to any main course. Especially if you are enjoying barbeque meat, consider grilled avocados as a side to it. simply cut the avocado in medium size pieces and take out its seed.
Drizzle the pieces with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Grill them for 2-3 minutes only. Anytime longer than this may burn them. Season it with spices of your choice and serve them hot.
If you are a fan of pickles, we bet you will love this new idea of pickled avocados. You can eat them in any dish but they taste best in salads and sandwiches.
To make avocado pickle, take one cup of white vinegar, one cup water, one tbs salt and boil it. pour this mixture on small pieces of avocados and cover it with a lid.
Give it some days to ripe and then eat them. You may also like to add other ingredients like herbs, mustard seeds, chili, garlic, and others to add more flavors to this pickle.
Being on diet reduces the changes to enjoy potato fries to zero. But alternatively, you can try the new recipe of avocado fries. You can also serve them as a starter before a dinner or just a substitute for regular fries with your burger.
Avocado fries are made the same way as that of potato fries but if you want a healthier side, skip the deep-frying. Try baking them with minimum oil. Eat them with different sauces of your choice.
Avocados make a great addition to topping recipes. You can top anything such as your sandwiches, burgers and even pizza with small pieces of avocados.
Adding them to Mexican dishes add a new taste to the regular recipes. Next time add avocados in tacos and nachos for extra fun.
Avocado Shakes and Smoothies
The ideas to use avocados cannot be completed without sharing drinks recipes. You can also add avocados to your smoothies or shakes and make them a meal substitute.
Add other ingredients such as leafy vegetables, fruits, protein powder, greek yogurt or milk in it.
Avocado ice cream
Ice cream lovers would be happy to read that avocado ice cream is a real thing. This ice-cream is a healthier option than the regular ice-cream. You can make it at home by using avocados, lime juice, milk, cream, and sugar. If you want a light ice cream, use almond milk or coconut milk and replace sugar with honey.
Due to the creamy texture, avocados make a great ingredient in desserts when you don’t want to add much butter, eggs, and oils in it. Also avocado is a perfect vegan option in all these baked items. It reduces the total calories of the food.
Do you know that one tbs of avocados has only 48 calories? Whereas the same quantity in butter has 200 calories. That’s why health freaks prefer to invent their own recipes by using low-calorie ingredients like avocados. In desserts, avocados taste great in all chocolate cakes, brownies, mousse and puddings
Not just the baked desserts, avocados can be a part of bread recipes. Just like you make banana bread, add avocado in any banana bread recipe. It tastes delicious. If you don’t like the greenish color of the bread, add some chocolate and make yourself chocolate avocado bread at home with low calories.
Using chickpeas, olive oil and tahini traditionally make hummus. It is a high protein food rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Using avocado in this recipe will increase its nutritional value. Also, it will add more creaminess to the hummus.
When you are on a diet you cant eat pancakes because they are high in carbs. But do you know that you can add avocados to your pancake recipes too? These avocado pancakes will have a unique green color and thick consistency. You may also add other fruits in pancake recipes for extra flavor.
What else do you suggest?
The article has suggested numerous ways to use avocados in daily food. Most of them are simple ways and probably make you think that why didn’t you think of it.
Consuming avocados in any form will make you gain health benefits. The best way to eat an avocado is the one that doesn’t involve much cooking. So that the texture and nutrients inside the avocado are retained. If you have your own favorite avocado recipe, feel free to share it in comments.