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3 Healthy Stuffed Avocado Recipes You Should Try

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Beans Mix: In a processor, mildly blend 1 cup cannellini beans, 4 basil leaves, 4 pimentos-stuffed olives, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 2 tbsp olive oil. Eggs Mix: 2 mashed boiled eggs, 1 diced green onion, 1 tbsp chopped dill, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp dry mustard, 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar. Salmon Mix: 1 tin salmon, 1 tbsp sliced dill, 1 diced celery stalk, 1 sliced green onion, mayonnaise.

The avocado, this strange looking fruit, is actually one of the best foods you can add to your diet and one of my favorite foods.

Health Benefits Of Avocado

1. Abundant In Nutrients

They are packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds. They include over 20 different vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most abundant nutrients in a single 100 gram serving of avocado.

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA

Plus, they have trace amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, vitamin A, B2 and B3.

2. Loaded With Fiber

Fiber is indigestible plant matter than helps weight loss and reduces blood sugar spikes. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber helps promote good gut bacteria and reduces cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. Insoluble fiber found in seeds and skins of fruit helps in weight loss, keeping your bowels regular and improving bowel-related health problems like constipation and IBS.

3. Heart Healthy

Heart disease is prevalent in today’s society and the leading cause of death in the world. Eating avocados helps to lower LDL (the bad cholesterol), blood triglycerides and helps to raise HDL (the good cholesterol). They also contain monounsaturated fatty acids which help to lower inflammation in the body.

4. Contain Antioxidants To Help Eye Health

Avocados help to increase absorption of antioxidants from other foods as well as are high in antioxidants themselves. These nutrients have been linked to reducing instances of cataract and macular degeneration.

5. Help Relieve Symptoms Of Arthritis

Arthritis is a common problem and multiple studies have shown avocados’ relieving effects on arthritic pain.

Delicious And Easy Stuffed Avocado To Add To Your Diet

Whether you choose to eat one out of its skin made into guacamole, or mixed into salads, or stuffed, avocados are delicious and healthy.

1. Avocado Stuffed With Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 olives stuffed with pimentos
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor and pulse gently to combine, but to leave slightly chunky
  • Stuff mixture into 2 halves of avocado

2. Avocado Stuffed With Egg

Ingredients

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Directions

  • In a bowl mash egg
  • Add in cut up onion and dill
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, mustard and vinegar
  • Pour dressing into egg mixture and combine
  • Stuff avocados with egg mixture

3. Avocado Stuffed With Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 tin wild salmon, drained
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • mayonnaise

Directions

  • In a bowl mix all ingredients until combined
  • Stuff avocados with salmon mixture
Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.