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Avocado Recipes: 5 Easy And Healthy Recipes To Eat This Week

03/21/2014 04:58 EDT | Updated 03/22/2014 04:59 EDT
Wellness Mama

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Avocado

It's true avocados are fatty, but it's the kind of fat you want to be eating. They are low in carbs, lactose-free and have about 40 per cent of your daily requirement of fibre and Vitamin K, says health and wellness expert Rose Reisman. And we can all agree that nachos wouldn't be nachos without guacamole on the side.

Sometimes called the 'alligator pear' (because of its wrinkly skin and pear-shape), avocados can be used as skin rejuvenating beauty masks, a butter substitute (especially for baking) and avocado oil even fights heart disease. And because these fruits are so versatile, you can make everything from spreads to dips to salads.

In case you missed it, last week we packed chia seeds.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Avocado
  • Greek yogurt
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Mint
  • Pita chips
  • Egg
  • Red onion
  • Cooked chicken
  • Pepper Jack cheese
  • Wonton wraps
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Flaxseeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Whole wheat pastry
  • Chocolate chips

Pack It: 5 Avocado Recipes To Eat All Week

Monday: Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

Instead of making a quac dip, try this yogurt blend avocado dip to eat with your favourite veggies or chips. Get the recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod here.

Tuesday: Avocado Chicken Salad Bites

We love this idea of using wonton wrappings instead of tortilla chips. Get the recipe from Buttercream Blondie here.

Wednesday: Easy Avocado Breakfast Bake

When we say this easy, we mean super easy. All you need is an avocado, an egg and 25 minutes in the morning. Get the recipe from Wellness Mama here.

Thursday: Avocado Green Smoothie

This smoothie is made with spinach, avocado and pineapples. Get the full recipe Alida's Kitchen here.

Friday: Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Hear us out: It's Friday and you deserve a treat! These cookies made with green avocados come out chocolatey and delicious. Get the recipe from The Nutritious Kitchen here.

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