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Mealtime Satisfaction with California Avocados

Written by our friend Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Mick Jagger sang, “I can’t get no satisfaction,” but maybe that’s because he didn’t know how to choose the right foods, like California Avocados. Let’s face it – there are lots of foods that can fill you up, but ideally, it’s much more rewarding to experience satiety, a term food and nutrition professionals use to describe a satisfied feeling you experience after eating.

Nutrient-rich foods rule when it comes to helping to creating hunger-quenching meals and snacks, and California Avocados contain 3.5 grams of good fats (mono- and polyunsaturated) per one-ounce serving which can help contribute to satiety-enhancing recipes.

Whether you are looking to support your weight loss goals or aiming for a healthier eating pattern, here are a couple delicious ways California Avocados can be part of the satisfaction solution every day.

Build a filling breakfast with nutrient-rich foods

Try the nutritional trifecta of protein, carbohydrates and good fats to help provide energy throughout your morning AND feel satisfied. A quick and easy combo is to enjoy mashed California Avocado and a cooked egg on top of 100% whole- grain toast or try my new make-ahead egg muffin breakfast recipe I whipped up for the California Avocado Commission.

California Avocado Toast Three Ways

avocado on toast

Eggs-traordinary California Avocado Breakfast Muffins

egg avocado muffin

Include avocados at lunch to help satisfy your mid-day appetite

Fruits and vegetables provide dietary fiber that helps fill you up and keep your digestive system happy. California Avocados provide 4% of the recommended Daily Value of dietary fiber. Try adding tasty California Avocados to your lunchtime salads, like my summer-inspired California Avocado salad, or in filling sandwiches, like this California Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich.

Sensational Summer Salad with California Avocados

Sensational Summer Salad FINAL 7-7-14

California Avocado and Chicken Summer Sandwich


Do you have a favorite meal or snack idea made with California Avocados that leave you feeling satisfied until the next meal?