First up: Avocados. They contain many vitamins and minerals that are important for your body, including vitamin C and fiber. Avocados contain healthy fats and are a great source of energy. The best news? Fresh avocados do not need to be cooked or heated so sometimes they are ready when you are. How can you find an avocado you can trust? I don’t know about you but sometimes I can experience the Goldilocks effect - too hard, too soft (and brown), but here are tips for getting them “just right.”
Avocados (and bananas) hold a special place in my heart as the first foods my daughters ate- soft, nutritious, so easy, and portable.
3 more tips for Avocados:
Sub in some ripe avocado in place of some of the olive oil in pesto recipes to create a thick yummy sauce that is dairy free; (1 ripe, fresh avocado, 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, 2 Tbsp. walnuts, 1/4 tsp salt)
Tuna salad with avocado as a substitute for mayo.
Use it in smoothies to give a really creamy effect without dairy. Frozen avocado chunks are available for this too.