If the first thing that comes to mind when you think avocados is “fat”, you’re right to an extent. Avocados do contain more fat than most fruits. However, the fats found in avocados are both unique and diverse, providing your body with the “right” kinds of fats. In addition to this, avocados are rich in flavor, fiber, and potassium. In fact, they contain more potassium than bananas! They’re also said to lower one’s cholesterol.


But first and foremost, avocados are a delicious addition to any meal. Try bringing some of these cool recipes to your table!


Mayo-Free Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad


Chicken salad is a sure crowd-pleaser. But it doesn’t always have to be loaded with mayo! Avocado makes for a healthier, yummier replacement. You’ll never go back.


Recipe: http://thefitcookie.com/2013/02/22/avocado-chicken-salad-with-cucumbers/


Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe


Sounds kind of strange, but give this creamy combination a try, and we guarantee you’ll be skipping dinner and going straight for dessert!


Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-avocado-pudding/


Black Bean Salad

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My aunt brought this to our family’s 4th of July potluck. We loved her before, sure, but now…


Recipe: http://www.onceuponachef.com/2010/08/black-bean-salad-with-corn-red-peppers-avocado-lime-cilantro-vinaigrette.html
 

“Dip Madness” Guacamole

Guacamole


Well, you can’t recommend avocados without recommending a recipe for guacamole, can you? Use good old Haas avocados for this recipe.
 

Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/guacamole-recipe.html


Avocado & Egg Breakfast Pizza

Recipe: Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza


This recipe for an eggs-quisite breakfast pizza is sure to start your day off with a nice long “mmmm”. But don’t forget to add that dash of hot sauce!

Recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-avocado-and-egg-breakfast-pizza-recipes-from-the-kitchn-185696


Kiwi Avocado Smoothie with Honey and Lime

Kiwi Avocado Smoothie


Cool off with some kiwi/avocado magic while the weather’s hot.


Recipe: http://www.weheartrecipes.com/derek/recipes/4727-kiwi-avocado-smoothie-with-lime-and-honey


Avocado Vanilla Cheesecakes


Oh yes we did.


Recipe: http://www.sweetlyraw.com/2012/03/greeeen-cheesecake.html


Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast


I love cheese. Can’t live without it, really. But mix it with olive oil, red pepper flakes, “black lava”, and, of course, avocado, and you’ve created something I can’t resist.


Recipe: http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2014/02/goat-cheese-avocado-toast.html


Avocado Feta Dip

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Creamy, smooth, and oh-so-flavorful, this dip can and should be eaten at any time of the year. Eat it with veggies, pita chips, or by the spoonful (go on, we dare you)!
 

Recipe: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/avocado-feta-dip/#_a5y_p=1028180
 


We hope you’ve been inspired by these recipes, not only for munchin’, but for some imaginative makin’ as well! So don’t deprive yourself of this creamy deliciousness any longer. Dig in!

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