Today it’s National Avocado Day! Packed with more potassium than a banana and a large amount of monounsaturated fat, avocados are a definite go-to healthy option no matter what time of day. Get inspired and celebrate this green magical fruit by making some of these delicious recipes – avocados are so flexible that we have put together an option for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Just don’t go overboard – although healthy and a brilliant addition to any meal, too much avocado can be particularly high in calories if you’re sticking to a strict weight loss plan.
Breakfast: Avocado and egg breakfast pizza
Have you ever wanted pizza for breakfast? Of course, you have! Grab some whole-wheat Naan bread or flatbread to use as a yummy pizza base. Add mashed avocado and eggs cooked however you prefer, and if you want to you can put some vegetables on the side for an extra nutritional boost.
Lunch: Avocado n’ Tuna
This one is perfect to make before heading into the office. Did you know you can use avocado as a healthy substance for mayonnaise? Well, now you do! Mash a can of tuna together with an avocado and season with salt, pepper and any herbs you wish. You can tuck in by using a fork and eating out of the avocado peel, or if you prefer something extra, you can eat the avocado and tuna in a lettuce wrap.
Dinner: Avocado Pasta
Avocados are a great alternative to pasta sauce – despite sounding a little strange it is rather tasty! Combine it with lemon, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and basil, making it a healthy spin on alfredo sauce. Use extra vegetables and whole-wheat pasta to make it a much healthier evening meal.
Will you be giving any of these recipes a go soon? Let us know!