Happy National Avocado Day! There are so many reasons to celebrate avocados as they are an extremely versatile fruit. They are great in anything from chocolate mousse to the popular avo toast to toppings on salads or sandwiches.
While you may only see a few types of avocados in your local grocery store, hundreds of varieties grow around the world, each unique in their taste and size. They offer fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Another added benefit is the fat in avocados can help boost the absorption of vitamins from other foods.
To know if an avocado is ripe, give it a squeeze. Ripe, ready-to-eat avocados will be firm but yield gentle pressure. You can also pull out the stem and if the inside is a light brown color, the avocado should be ripe.
Once you have two ripe avocados, making this Chimichurri Guacamole & Roasted Carrot Chips recipe is the perfect way to avo great day and guac on!
Part of being a Registered Dietitian is educating others about how foods can nourish. RDs can guide you as to what foods to prioritize and how to balance your meals.
If you ask me, hemp seeds and hemp hearts are underrated. Not only are they a win in the nutrition department, they are delicious and add that mildly nutty flavor to yogurts, smoothies or salads.