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Avocados From Mexico

April POM - Avocadoes from Mexico

Five Reasons to Eat Avocados From Mexico:

  1. Good Fat. Avocados contain monosaturated fat, a fat that helps promote heart and brain health.
  2. Fiber. One-third of an avocado provides 3 grams of fiber, a good source for any diet.
  3. Potassium. Avocados are high in potassium which may help reduce blood pressure.
  4. Easy To Use. Sliced, diced, smashed, stuffed or whole; avocados are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  5. Baking Swap. Try replacing one half of the butter or oil in baking recipes with an equal amount of mashed, ripe avocados. Reduce baking temperature by 25 degrees.

Avocado Salsa Toast

Serves 2April 2018 POM - Avocados from Mexico
Total Time: 10 minutes

All you need:

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 small onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 medium ride avocado from Mexico, halved and seeded, mashed

All you do:

  1. Mix pepper, tomato, onion and lime juice in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Toast bread. Top with mashed avocado and salsa.

Nutrition per serving: (per serving = 1 slice): Calories 123; Total fat 4g; Carbohydrate 22g; Sodium 150mg; Fiber 4g; Protein 4g; Calcium 3% DV; Iron 8% DV.
Source: Produce for Kids. 2018 Avocados from Mexico: 


Reduce Food Waste

Leftovers are a great way to use foods in your fridge that otherwise would go to waste. Try to plan one meal per week that involves leftovers.

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