We have a long time love affair with avocados here at HBL. We use them in our lunches, salads, burgers, you name it! We just can’t get enough, and we shun naysayers who ditch avocados for fear of eating too much fat or too many calories.
Here’s the real scoop: a single serving of avocado (about 1/5 of a medium avocado), has about 50 calories, and 4.5 grams of fat. Not bad, especially considering this is good fat: the heart-healthy, mono-unsaturated fat that your body needs.
In addition to that, our little green friends are full of vitamins like potassium, magnesium, lutein, folate, fiber, and vitamins E, K, C, and B6. Their benefits span from helping maintain a healthy heart, controlling blood pressure, promoting eye health, regulating blood sugar, reduces stroke risk, fights free radicals…need I go on?
If their numerous health benefits aren’t enough to tickle your fancy, their flavor will surely tickle your taste buds. Try this super simple yet filling, 100 calorie snack.
1/2 English Muffin (50 Calories)
1/5 Avocado (Single Serving: 50 Calories)
Salt & Pepper
Place english muffin in toaster. Slice your avocado, and scoop out into zip lock baggie. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Close the bag and mash up with your hands. Clip off a small corner of bag and squeeze avocado mixture out onto English muffin. Eat alone, or add a tomato on top for extra flavor, and then try not to eat it all in one bite.
NOTE: To keep it at 100 calories, we use 1/2 of a Thomas’ Light Multigrain English Muffin, and 1/5 of the avocado. Because this is made in an airtight ziplock bag, you can make as much mixture as you want, and store the extra in the fridge for later to use on anything you want to add some creamy, avocado goodness to.