February 25, 2017

How to Fit Avocado Into Your Diet

A Few Easy Tips on Eating Avocado

 

Avocado, one of the most healthy ways to add fat into your diet, but not always the easiest food to eat. A lot of people can’t stand the texture, others the taste, and another group that simply hate taking out the seed and getting the skin off! But, as with everything, there are a few easy ways to add avocado to your diet that will have you pleased that you took the time to find out what way is best for you.

 

Avocado does have a tendency to stay unripe for a long while, and then all of a sudden it’s ripe for a day, and then it seems like the next it is bad and has to be tossed in the bin. But there are a few tips and tricks to figuring out when your avocado is at its optimal level of ripeness.

Cutting Your Avocado

First things first, to know if your avocado is ripe you will notice that it is easy to squeeze. But not so easy that it completely squashes in your hand. Ensure that if it not hard, because it is not ripe enough to eat yet, and it will taste bitter and quite frankly, really unpleasant.

 

The skin will be a dark forest green, you will take a sharp knife and slice the avocado from the tip along the ridge of the inner pit all of the way around. You will then separate the halves, and there you have it!

Taking Out The Pit

Now, for removing the pit from your avocado, there are 2 easy methods for this. First, you can take the blade of your knife and whack it against the pit, enough to lodge it and pull the pit out.

 

The other popular way to remove the pit is to take the half that has the pit and make another cut, essentially cutting the half into quarter pieces. Doing this makes it a lot easier to pull the pit out by hand.

Slice It

One of the easiest ways to eat an avocado is to simply make vertical cuts with your avocado still in the skin. Then take a spoon or your knife and run it along the skin and ‘meat’ of the avocado. Pull out your slices and put it on toast, mix it in with a salad, or even add it on top of any of your daily meals for an added healthy bite.

Mash It

Another great way to eat avocado is to mash it up and you can add it to anything, potatoes, rice, cream of wheat, meatloaf, you could even add some salsa to it mashed up to make an avocado salsa guacamole.

Bake or Fry It

My all time favorite way to eat avocado is to cut it into french fry like rectangles. Dip them into egg batter and then bread crumbs. Spread out the pieces on a sheet pan, and bake them at 400 degrees until golden brown. You can also just throw these into a fryer, or a pan with oil. A fun take on fried green beans, making a delicious way to add this healthy fat into your diet.

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