Hope everyone is enjoying Spring Break! For those of you who don't have to worry about school...I hope you are having a good week! :)
The other night Jess prepared us some super yummy avocado "treats" to go along with the turkey burgers I was making. I love that she likes to look up a recipe and add some things when I am making dinner. It always adds a great element and we all enjoy something new! Lord knows...my main goal is just to get something worth eating on the table! Ugh! I think it's from all the years of kids fussing about dinnertime. Breakfast and lunch too for that matter.
So here are few healthy benefits to the wonderful avocado...
I try to eat one or two a week. There are also TONS of great recipes to using these. :)
- Monounsaturated Fats — These types of fats help control triglycerides in the bloodstream, lower blood cholesterol and control diabetes.
- Folate — This water-soluble B vitamin promotes healthy cell and tissue development. According to the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, “This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate is also essential for metabolism of homocysteine and helps maintain normal levels of this amino acid.”
- Lutein — This is a carotenoid (a natural pigment) that protects against cataracts and certain types of cancer, and reduces the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older. Avocados contain 3 or more times as much lutein as found in other common vegetables and fruits.
- Oleic acid and Potassium — Both of these nutrients also help in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of high blood pressure.
Very easy to make...
Slice up your avocado...dip in flour...dip in egg whisked up...then dip in panko crumbs.
Bake at 450 for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
Wonderful! Let me know if you try it!