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5 Avocado Recipes to Try For National Nutrition Month

Enjoy the taste of eating right

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I know, it can be difficult to eat right – we get busy, things come up and unexpected things happen. Or you might not know where to start.

We had some ideas and had our registered dietitian weigh in to provide you with 5 Avocado Recipes that are both easy to make, and will help you meet food group recommendations for fruit and vegetables.

Bruschetta with California Avocado and Basil

This lovely recipe is ready in just 10 minutes! Serve it as a side or double the recipe for an easy vegan meal. Too busy to prepare it? Make it in advance – just slice the avocado before serving while you are toasting the baguette.

Bruschetta with California Avocado & Basil - FINAL (Medium)

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Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothies make a great breakfast – and this one is no exception. Combine honeydew melon, California Avocado, fat-free yogurt, 100% apple or white grape juice or coconut water, and honey for a delicious, filling breakfast that’s perfect for kicking off your day. It will also help you meet your daily fruit and dairy food group needs. Pour it into a to-go cup and enjoy on your way out the door in the morning.

Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie 8-10-11 (Medium)

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Red, White, Blue and Green Salad

Salads can be the best meals when they are done right – with fresh ingredients and without high calorie, fat-laden dressing. I just love the flavor of the blue (or purple) potatoes along with the Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and California Avocados. The bonus is nutritionally it is an excellent source of Vitamin C (100% DV), 30% DV Vitamin A, 25% DV Calcium and 20% DV Iron.

Red White Blue and Green Salad (Medium)

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California Avocado Thai Coleslaw

Substitute traditional, mayo-heavy coleslaw for this Thai-inspired slaw, hand me my chop sticks and watch it disappear. Coleslaw is one of my favorite sides – especially with avocado. Both the slaw and the dressing in this recipe can be prepared in advance – just wait on combining until before you serve. Ready in just 15 minutes!

Calif Avocado Thai Coleslaw (Heidi Diller)  (Medium)

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Spinach Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon, Oranges, Red Onion and Avocado

Fresh spinach, orange segments, peppers and red onion make a colorful base for this tasty California Avocado and Copper River Salmon salad that comes together in just 20 minutes. If you ask me, you can’t go wrong with fresh, wild Salmon. The red onion and orange take this salad to the next level. Need more greens? Add kale or romaine lettuce to the spinach.

Spinach Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon, Oranges, Red Onion & Avocado (Medium)

Have an easy to make recipe for National Nutrition Month that you just can’t live without? Share it with us in the comments below. Bonus points if it has avocado!

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