This is a fairly new development. I have found myself drawn to the avocado this past month or so. Now avocado is not something that previously was a produce staple in my cart… honestly – I really didnt know what to do with it… other than the fact that I LOVE it as a dip…
I ignored it.
It was last summer when we were camping with friends my friend Amy brought a couple avocado’s with her and I watched her toss them not only into a mouth-watering dip, but also on sandwiches and with cottage cheese (more on that in a minute).
I don’t know what set me on the avocado adventure, but I bought a couple… mixed it with cottage cheese (3/4 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 avocado) and YUM.
Now that I am reading up on the mysteries of the avocado I am seeing that they are known as the worlds healthiest fruit, packed with Vitamin C, Br, and K, potassium, fiber, and copper. Do not be frightened off by the calories. A regular size avocado packs around 250 calories, however I find it filling.
**Note that home made avocado dip is way better for you than store bought which has a lot of fillers and artificial coloring.
Heart healthy, this is a fruit not to be ignored. You can enjoy it in slices on sandwiches and in meals (mmmm try chicken and avocado!) Here is a great source for more information.