Avocado Grain Bowl
via mollycleary.comWant an almost entirely plant-based dish that's also gluten-free and allergy-friendly? Molly Cleary, MS, RD, based in New York City created an avocado grain bowl that contains only one of the top eight allergens: dairy—the cheese could easily be left off to make it vegan- and dairy-free. This grain bowl is full of fiber, packs protein from the quinoa and black beans, and provides heart-healthy fats in the avocado, olive oil, and pepitas. Top with feta cheese for an added calcium boost for healthy bones. Check out more ways to increase bone density.
Asian Avocado Salad
via instagram @sayyestothefreshhCleary shares this colorful vegan option that packs protein from edamame, cashews, and peanut butter in the dressing. It's full of fiber since each ingredient is plant-based and unrefined. Most of the fat is unsaturated (avocado, peanut butter, and cashews), helping you feel satisfied without raising cholesterol levels. And, bonus—it's also a low-carbohydrate meal for those trying to limit carb intake. Find out the best low-carb veggies.
Coconut Avocado Lime Tartlet
via marisamoore.com"Reminiscent of key lime pie, this avocado lime tartlet with toasted coconut and a crunchy almond date crust is a sweet tart dessert that's gluten-free and comes together in minutes!" says its creator Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN.
via yourchoicenutrition.comA fun twist on traditional guacamole, the healthy fats from the avocado combine with antioxidant-rich pomegranate to make a delicious appetizer. It was developed by Brittany Poulson, MDA, RDN, CDE, owner of YourChoiceNutrition.com. Here are more health benefits from pomegranates.
Chicken Avocado Burritos
via yourchoicenutrition.comFilled with fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats, this meal will satisfy and provide long-lasting energy. Top it with mild or spicy salsa, for extra antioxidants and a kick. Poulson shares these family-friendly burritos on her website.
Savory Green Avocado Oatmeal
via nutritionhappens.comFor a unique twist on your favorite morning cereal, consider this Savory Green Avocado Oatmeal idea from May Zhu, RD. Avocado and oatmeal each contain over 15 different essential vitamins and minerals, and combining them together can provide health benefits for energy, skin, and heart health. The combo of fiber, protein, and fats promote feelings of satisfaction and fullness, which may help in controlling appetite. Here's why oatmeal is the perfect breakfast food.
Date Avocado Chocolate Truffles
via thedeliciouscrescent.comLuscious Date Avocado Chocolate Truffles are a decadent, melt-in-your-mouth treat from Roxana Begum, PhD, RD, of The Delicious Crescent. They don't contain heavy cream or butter, but rely on the avocado for the creamy texture; with minimal added sugar, the dates provide the sweetness. Here are more chocolates with next-level benefits.
Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado
via thedeliciouscrescent.comThis Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado is a lip-smacking salad developed by Dr. Begum, infused with Middle Eastern flavors. It's loaded with protein and fiber from the lentils and the avocado chunks add a smooth texture with healthy fats. Psst...Lentils are one of the top vegan protein sources.
via culinarynutritioncuisine.comCreamy avocado soup makes the perfect appetizer for any family meal, or a refreshing thermos lunch high in protein and healthy fats. Chef Abbie Gellman, RD, created this super quick, delicious soup. Here are six more easy and delicious soup recipes.
Edamame Avocado Hummus
via rdeliciouskitchen.comFor a twist on popular hummus, dietitian Julie Harrington, RD recommends adding edamame and avocado for a boost of fiber and protein, creating a more satisfying snack with the perfect mix of carbs, fat, fiber, and protein. Dunk with veggies or whole-grain crackers for a delicious snack.