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15 Heart-Check Certified Avocado Recipes

California Avocado fans have long said that California Avocados are good for you and, for years health professionals have called them healthy. Now California Avocados are Heart-Check certified by the American Heart Association®.     More than 20 years ago, American Heart Association® established the Heart-Check mark, which gives consumers an easy and reliable way to identify...

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Five Ways You Can Eat to Compete

Disclosure: I am a spokesperson for the California Avocado Commission. Opinions are my own. Elite athletes are constantly putting in the work on the slopes and on the ice; however, it's often forgotten that what you do in the kitchen is just as important as all the grueling hours you focus on training. Fueling your body so you can train your best will help prepare you for the ultimate day of...

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Chocolate and California Avocado Chia Pudding

At the end of my kids’ first week back to school this year, I was exhausted. Between getting them back into the groove of school schedules and all that goes with that (earlier bedtimes, homework, etc.) and pulling together everything that their teachers needed, I felt ready to turn back the clock and do summer vacation all over again. I was in definite need of a cool, sweet treat. So I...

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Hoecakes with California Avocado, Black-eyed Pea, Cucumber Chopped Salad

I always struggle with knowing what to serve for brunch.  Do I serve something savory or sweet?  Pancakes or quiche?  I always feel like some of the traditional choices just feel like I’m serving breakfast too late.  So I’ve tried to come up with some options over the years that are a bit more outside of the box.  One of my favorites is hoecakes.  Hoecakes...

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