The avocado is quite the popular fruit (yes, it’s a fruit); There is even a national avocado day to celebrate it’s green goodness. It’s easy to see why it’s so popular too – it’s tasty, can be eaten on it’s own or used to enhance other recipes, and best of all, it’s one of the healthiest fruits you can eat!
Avocados are rich in fiber, contain heart-healthy monosaturated fats (which help to raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol), and contain a lot of age-defying nutrients and vitamins. They also have fewer calories (by amount) than butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, peanut butter, olive oil, and coconut oil – making them the perfect replacement in many dishes when you are watching your calories. If you’re on the keto diet you’ll appreciate avocados for the low amount of carbs they contain as well.
Now, if you like the health benefits that avocados offer but you’re just not sure what to do with them, you’re in the right place. Believe it or not, avocados can be used for a lot more than just guacamole! To start off, we recommend checking out some of our best avocado recipes, like Avocado Deviled Eggs, a Taco Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing, and Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce. After you check those out, browse the recipes below to find avocado lunch ideas, meals with avocado in them, and other easy and healthy avocado recipes.