This holiday is the perfect excuse to eat healthy and share special moments with family and friends. The following recipes are delicious and simple to prepare that even the kids can help out in the kitchen.
Remember Avocados from Mexico are a nutrient-dense food. Nutrient-dense foods provide important vitamins and minerals in relatively low calories. One third of a medium avocado (50g) contains 80 calories and almost 20 vitamins and minerals; therefore making it a nutrient-dense option.
Chicken Wraps with mango sauce
1 Romaine lettuce; 3 cooked and diced grilled chicken breasts; 2 sliced Avocados from Mexico; 1 peeled cucumber sliced into small pieces; 1/2 grated carrot; 2 tablespoons of finely minced mint and 1 cup of shredded Gorgonzola cheese.
Ingredients and Preparation for mango sauce:
1 1/2 diced mangos; 3 minced onions; 6 chopped basil leaves; 1 minced seedless jalapeño; 2 tablespoons of orange juice; 1 tablespoon of lime juice; 1 tablespoon of olive oil; 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Place all the ingredients in a blender until you have an even mix.
Preparation for the wrap:
Place the chicken, avocados, cucumber, carrot, mint, and cheese at the center of a Romaine lettuce. Then, add the sauce and roll tightly.
Another simple and nutritious recipe for the entire family that can be served as a meal or a snack are these chicken sandwiches with avocado and alfalfa sprouts.
Ingredients (2 Sandwiches):
1 Avocado from Mexico; 1 handful of alfalfa sprouts; 1 chicken breast; 4 slices of whole wheat bread. Mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder – to taste.
Cut the avocado into slices; wash and drain the alfalfa sprouts; grill the chicken breast previously seasoned with salt and pepper and cut in half.
When the chicken is cooked, toast 4 slices of whole wheat bread. Spread the bread with mustard and put together the chicken sandwiches, avocados, and alfalfa sprouts.
For those who are not big fans of chicken, we have a recipe for an Italian style sub with avocado sauce.
Ingredients and preparation for sauce:
1/2 Avocado from Mexico; 1/2 seedless jalapeño; 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of mustard. Place the ingredients in a blender until you have a creamy smooth sauce.
Preparation and ingredients for Italian sub:
1/2 baguette; 8 slices of salami; 8 slices of pork loin; 8 slices of pepperoni and 4 slices of provolone cheese. Cut the bread in half and spread the jalapeño and avocado sauce. Fill with the cold meat slices, cheese, and cover with the other bread.