Avocados

Next to pickles, I think avocados are my absolute favorite food. I eat them practically every day in sandwiches and wraps, on salads, in casseroles, on top of soups, mixed with rice or quinoa, on the side of black beans, in smoothies, in salad dressings, I could go on and on. Avocados are full of healthy, yes HEALTHY fat, high in potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.

Let's Talk About Fat

Yes, avocados are high in fat. They have 21 grams of fat per 1 cup of sliced avocado. HOWEVER, 14 grams of that fat is monounsaturated fat which is actually GOOD for you. According to the American Heart Association, monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Nutrients

Avocados

Here's what 1/2 of an avocado gives you:

Check out all these great recipes to incorporate avocados into your daily meals.