The days are hot and the temperature is soaring to beach, pool, and shorts levels. Everything around you has the tint of summer and you can feel in the air the happiness of sun and more sun. The heat calls for something refreshing and light. Plus, you don’t really have time to cook at home. Fruits and vegetables are in the number one spot on your shopping list, but you also want something that’s going to keep you full and give you all the energy you need. Enter the force and splendor of the avocado!
Here are 3 delicious avocado recipes that, beside being easy and delicious, aren’t packed with calories. These recipes — each one with fewer than 300 calories — can form part of your repertoire and, above all, aren’t boring and can be repeated over and over again.
Even when you’ve had sufficient sleep and feel rested, your body has been working all night to replace the energy you spent the day before, using more energy in the process. So how does this sweet and delicious combination of Avocado Banana Pancake Stacks sound? It’ll help you replace that energy!
A serving of avocado contains 11% of the fiber you need each day, and fiber keeps you feeling fuller, longer, so this recipe is a favorite for starting your day with energy. Bonus? This recipe is designated by the American Heart Association (AHA) as being heart-healthy. And, of course, avocados don’t contain sugar or sodium, so they’re not introducing any hidden sugars or salts into this or any other recipe.
The second meal of the day is generally informal, but that doesn’t mean it has to take second place with respect to flavor, presentation, or ingredients. This recipe for Turkey Avocado Lettuce “Tacos” is delicious, has a fantastic personality, and a great presentation — plus it plays an important part in helping you stay pumped for the rest of your day.
A serving of this “taco” contains 11 grams of fat, 190 calories, and 17 grams of protein, and like the avo banana pancakes, these tacos are designed by the AHA as hearthealthy.
Dinner accompanies the end of the day and is a celebration of all the accomplishments you’ve enjoyed both in and outside your home. The meal is an opportunity to sit around the table with your family and share your experiences. This heart-healthy recipe for Vietnamese Avocado Zoodle Salad Bowl, a salad inspired by the East, is perfect for the occasion, closing the curtain on the day with applause.
You can also feel good about serving it to the family, since it packs 115% of your daily Vitamin A needs, 50% of Vitamin C, and 10% of daily calcium and iron needs.