Towards the end of summer, it can be hard to find the motivation to cook at the end of a long, hot day. There are some fruits that are so versatile, they can be used in multiple ways. That means fewer trips to the grocery store and healthy meals for the whole family.
A great example of this would be an avocado. The super fruit is high in healthy fats and packed full of vitamins C and E. These healthy fats promote skin health and can even boost one’s immune system. And there are many other advantages to this super fruit too.
So how do you make a great meal with this fruit? Here are five simple ideas that use avocado.
A super simple meal for an on-the-go family! Just slice or mash avocado on some whole wheat toast for an added boost of energy throughout the day. Add tomato slices for an extra dose of veggies for the day. This meal is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midday snack. Get all the yummy details for this time saving meal here.
Southwestern Avocado Salad
Who doesn’t love a refreshing salad in the summer heat wave? This meal, packed with fruits and vegetables, will please even the pickiest of eaters. All it takes is lettuce (the darker the leaf, the healthier for you!), corn, pinto beans and a sliced avocado. Full of protein to nourish tired bodies, this salad is the perfect cool down meal for the summer!
Avocado Egg Salad
Instead of using a heaping of mayo, cut back on the bad fats and add avocado instead! The avocado is added to chopped hard-boiled eggs with a small amount of mayo. Not a big fan of mayo at all? Substitute plain Greek yogurt instead! This meal is packed with protein and is a great snack—by itself or on a sandwich.
Avocado Blueberry Banana Smoothie
More than just a delicious smoothie, this recipe supports skin health with its rich antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Sure to please everyone in the family, this smoothie is sweet, fruity and filling at any time of the day.
Chicken and Avocado Tacos
Want a great Taco Tuesday recipe full of great flavor? Add some avocado for added flavor and healthy fats. Whether these tacos have fish, black beans, chicken or just avocado, the great source of nutrients will be a quick meal and will fill stomachs in the healthiest way. Here is an easy recipe for a healthy taco.
Avocados are delicious and good for you, but there are many other fruits and vegetables that are just as versatile and require little creativity for busy families. Bananas, cauliflower, tomatoes and pineapple are all great examples of this! So the next time you make a meal this summer, think of all the different ways you could use just one ingredient. It will save time and your body will thank you!