Yes, it’s a well-known fact, we ALL love avo! Not only are these magical green fruits delicious - chocolate avocado cookies, anyone?
But they’re healthy too! Avocados are packed with monounsaturated fat, which improves cholesterol levels and decreases the risk of heart disease, as well as vitamin E, a great antioxidant, and vitamin B6, which promotes healthy skin.
So if you’re like us and dream of eating avo all day, ‘err day, then here are 5 of our favorite healthy avocado recipes.
1. Open Ricotta Avocado Toast with Poached Egg
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- 1 slice of whole wheat bread, toasted
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 eggs
- 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese
- 1/2 avocado, mashed
- 1 tablespoon harissa
- Fill a large pan with water and bring to boil.
- Add the white vinegar then crack the egg and add to boiling water and cover pan with lid and boil for 4-5 minutes.
- Toast bread until slightly browned.
- Add ricotta and mashed avocado to toast and drizzle with harissa.
- Once eggs are done, gently remove from water and place on top of assembled toast.
289 calories per serving
2. Baked Egg in Avocado
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- ½ medium avocado, pitted
- 1 egg
- Sea salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Scoop out a little avocado from the center to make room for the egg.
- Crack eggs into a bowl then, spoon the yolk and egg white into the avocado’s hole.
- Place on baking dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Check that egg whites are cooked and remove from oven
- Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle chives on top.
240 calories per serving
3. Cauliflower Hash Brown Egg Cups
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Ingredients (makes 3 cups)
- ¼ cauliflower
- 1 medium egg, whisked
- 1 tablespoons cup Mozzarella. grated
- 1 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
- Sea salt & pepper, to taste
- 3 small-medium sized eggs
- cooking oils pray
- 1 tablespoon chili flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut cauliflower into florets, removing stalk and leaves.
- Lightly spray muffin tin with cooking oil spray and wipe away excess with a paper towel.
- Using a food processor, pulse cauliflower for about 30-50 seconds, or until a fine 'rice'.
- Transfer cauliflower rice to vegetable steamer and steam until soft. Remove and allow to cool.
- Wrap cauliflower in a tea towel and squeeze out liquid.
- Transfer back to the bowl and add whisked egg, cheese, and seasoning.
- Divide the mixture between 3 muffin holes and firmly press them fingers to create a 'nest' or cup.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until cups are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and break the eggs into each cup.
- Place back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the whites are set.
- Allow them to cool for 5 minutes then slide a knife around the sides of each cup and use a fork to lift cup from muffin tin.
- Garnish with red chili flakes
288 for 3 cups
4. BLT Stuffed Avocado (Paleo, Low Carb)
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- ½ medium avocado
- 1 slice bacon
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- ¼ cup romaine lettuce (chopped)
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Place bacon onto skillet and cook over low heat until the edges start to curl. Flip and continue cooking until golden and crispy. Leave to drain on paper towel.
- Scoop half of the flesh out of the avocado half and transfer to a bowl.
- Mash the avocado and add cherry tomatoes, chopped lettuce, lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
- Chop bacon into small squares and add them to the bowl.
- Scoop the mixture back into the avocado half and serve.
230 Calories per serving
5. Avocado Quesadillas
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- ½ avocado
- 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
- Salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 tortilla
- ¼ cup grated mozzarella
- Mash avocado with the lemon or lime juice and add salt.
- Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat.
- Lay the tortilla down in the saucepan and sprinkle the mozzarella on top.
- Cook until cheese is melted and the bottom of the tortilla is golden brown.
- Spread the avocado mixture over half the tortilla and turn off the heat.
- Fold tortilla in half, pressing down slightly.
- Cut into wedges and serve.
180 calories per serving
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