August 21, 2021

Avocados Bring New Take on Potato Salad

Why do we love Avocados?  Let us count the ways! They’re a great source of fiber, delivering between 11 and 17 grams per fruit. They contain more potassium than bananas, and potassium
February 15, 2021

Grain-Free Avocado Sweet Potato Cake Bites

We love this recipe because we can sneak healthy fats from avocado plus fiber and antioxidants from sweet
August 11, 2020

Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

  The idea for this guacamole recipe came from a very talented Mexican chef who owns an upscale restaurant in Santa Barbara. The pomegranate seeds add a spectacular, tart crunch to this otherwise mild dip. I serve this dip with blue corn chips, which add a splash of color and are higher in antioxidants than yellow chips. BENEFITS: Avocados are full of monounsaturated fats, which help protect the skin from the aging effects of the sun. The anthocyanins in pomegranates have anti-inflammatory effects and have been linked to helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and cancer. Blue corn chips provide […]
April 26, 2020

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Whole, natural foods combine in minutes to create this simple, creamy dressing. Avocado creates a rich base full of detoxifying fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. High levels of healthy fats in this dressing increase satiety and support cells for optimal vitality. Keep in mind that avocado dressing isn’t just for salads! You can use it as a dip or dressing for a variety of crackers or other veggies you love. Toss all of these unprocessed ingredients into a food processor or blender and enjoy a delicious, homemade dressing in minutes. YIELD about 1.5 cups Ingredients 1 whole, ripe avocado, peeled […]
September 23, 2019

Shake It Up With Astounding Avocado Recipes

It’s summer and avocados are at their best. Who doesn’t love this buttery-rich fruit that’s full of nutrients and good fats? I’m just happy to take a ripe avocado and spread it on whole grain toast, but the chef in me can’t resist coming up with new ideas for avocados, too. Here are some facts about avocados that make them one of the healthiest foods you can eat: They’re high in monounsaturated fat, specifically oleic acid, an omega-9 fat that can help lower cholesterol. The monounsaturated fat in avocados is also associated with reduced risk of cancer and diabetes. Avocados […]
July 11, 2018

Endive, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

This fresh appetizer combines creamy avocado, bitter endive, sweet grapefruit and crunchy macadamia
May 8, 2018

Raising the Bar: Beyond Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has got to be the trendiest meal around. Packed with good fat, fiber and vitamins and paired with whole-grain bread, it’s filling and healthy. Rather than the same combo every day, try some flavorful twists. Directions: Spinach, avocado and snap peas with Japanese Rice Seasoning: Layer spinach leaves on toast; then spread with half a mashed avocado. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Japanese rice seasoning (made with bonito flakes, sesame and soy) over the avocado. Top with ¼ cup blanched or raw sugar snap peas. Asparagus, dill and sliced avocado: Slice ½ avocado onto toast; add blanched asparagus, chopped fresh […]
April 24, 2018

Can Olive Oil Really Lengthen Your Lifespan?

A study reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018 revealed a lower risk of dying from any cause during a 22-year average follow-up period among men and women who consumed greater amounts of plant-sourced monounsaturated fat such as that contained in olive and other vegetable oils, as well as avocados, nuts and seeds. In contrast, having a higher intake of monounsaturated fat from animal sources, including red meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products, was associated with a greater risk of death during follow-up. The study included 29,966 men enrolled in […]
January 30, 2018

Avocado at Lunch Reduces Eating Between Meals

Adding a half of a fresh avocado to lunch helped healthy, overweight people feel fuller and reduced their