Nutrition Journal published a study showing that people who ate 1/2 an avocado for lunch ate significantly less during the rest of the day. Specifically:
“Researchers found that participants who added half of a fresh avocado to their lunch reported a significantly decreased desire to eat by 40 percent over a three-hour period, and by 28 percent over a five-hour period after the meal, compared to their desire to eat after a standard lunch without avocado. In addition, they reported increased feelings of satisfaction by 26 percent over the three hours following the meal.”
I’d say it’s worth a try to see if it works for you. There’s so many ways to have avocado that you’ll never get tired of this creamy fruit!
Garnish a green salad.
Add to scrambled eggs or an omelet.
Garnish tomato or chicken soup.
Add to quesadillas.
Wrap prosciutto around a wedge of avocado.
Mash with a little lemon or lime juice and use in place of mayo on a sandwich.
Add to your morning smoothie.
Mash and add to chocolate pudding. This will also cut down on your sugar consumption since you don’t really need to add extra sweetener.
Use in place of up to 1/2 the butter in chocolate baked goods.
Top a baked potato with chopped or mashed avocado.
Add to homemade burrito.
Add to homemade California roll.
from my yet to be released 14 Days – Phase 2 – Low Carb Daily Eating Plan.
1 serving = 3.5 net carbs per serving
2 servings = 2 net carbs per serving
½ cup pork rind crumbs
1 teaspoon ground golden flaxseed
½ teaspoon mild chili powder
small pinch cayenne pepper
1 egg white
1 Haas avocado
Heat oven to 400°. Lightly oil 2 wire racks. Place on top of baking sheet.
In a bowl, combine pork rind crumbs, flaxseed, chili powder and cayenne pepper. In another bowl whisk egg until frothy. Cut Haas avocado into 8 wedges, dip each wedge in egg, press into crumb mixture and transfer to wire racks. Spray with vegetable oil cooking spray. Bake until crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt.
Are you sold on adding an avocado to your daily diet? You can get even more avo recipes at Acapulcos Mexican Family Restaurant’s recipe page. Check ’em out, they have some really inventive ways to use avocados. You’d almost think they had an avocado farm with all of the ways they come up with to use an avo.