Step aside, apples -- avocado love is ripe for the picking. Fans have rallied around this once-feared source of healthy fat, and even better, recent studies have touted a positive trend between avocado consumption and overall diet quality.
Half an avocado a day is the ideal prescription, but you can eat it any time youâ€™d like. In fact, youâ€™ll be delighted to know thereâ€™s a place for it everywhere from breakfast to dessert. These recipes will have you wondering why youâ€™ve been limiting yourself to guacamole all these years. Good thing you know better now.
Thereâ€™s something fishy about this Cobb salad. Youâ€™ll love the explosion of flavors and textures -- not to mention the hunger-eradicating protein boost. For more salads with the heft of a meal, we recommend Chicken Salad with Grapes, Avocado, and Almonds over Spinach; Shrimp and Avocado Salad; and Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds.
Lighter appetites will find much to love about this fruit-and-veggie based bastion of antioxidants. Consider adding Pink-Grapefruit and Avocado Salad and Avocado Salad with Beets, Green Olives, and Scallions to your rotation as well.
Seafood enthusiasts will flip for these light but flavorful fillets. Also for the must-try list: Seared Scallops with Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Puree and Shrimp Burgers with Slaw.
Even pizza gets the avocado treatment -- and boy, does it make pepperoni look like a slouch. Another fast-food-turned-health-food we adore: Portobello Mushroom Burger with Spicy Avocado Sauce.