Avocados: Delicious and Nutritious

June 18, 2019

Owen Braden– Marketing Intern

Whether you are looking for more healthy food choices, or you just simply want more snack options, avocados are the way to go. There are multiple possibilities for how to prepare avocados for different tastes and pallets. Place slices on toast with a few seasonings, add it to a salad, or make a simple guacamole with corn chips. Additionally, avocados contain numerous health benefits making them a fantastic supplement to your diet. If you haven’t tried avocados before, it might be time to give them a try.   

A Few Health Benefits

Avocados are very high in potassium, often times containing more than bananas. They contain heart-healthy fats and oils and can reduce bad cholesterol. Avocados are also high in fiber and low in carbs which can be useful in weight loss diets.

Essentials to Make a Simple Guacamole:

  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin

Slice the avocado in a circle longways around the pit. On either half, cut crisscross and push inside-out. This is an easy way to get all the inside out from the skin of the avocado. If it doesn’t all come out, scrape the rest out with a fork. Next, dice the onion and combine it with the avocado in a bowl. Add the seasonings listed according to personal preference. However, it usually tastes best to use slightly less cumin than the others because it is so strong. Finally, mix it up to be as creamy or chunky as you wish and enjoy with corn or multigrain chips for a delicious, healthy snack!