Not all fats are created equal. Many people get confused about what fats are okay and what fats to avoid. Home Cuisine's Mae Pike explains the difference. And she has a recipe using avocados that is a crowd pleaser.
A few foods are as high in healthy fats as avocados. In fact, very few fruits or vegetable offer much in the way of healthy fats- most of the calories in fruits or vegetable come from carbohydrates. Exception include olives and avocado. An average avocado contains about 290 calories with approximately 27 grams of fat, only about 4g of which are saturated ( the bad fat). Avocado is also low in carbs (15g) and protein (3g). Since most of it's fats are mono- and polyunsaturated, the avocado has a good fat profile.
Avocado stuffed with Black Bean and Chicken Salad
1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed, and drained (or 1 1/2 cup of freshly cooked black beans)
1/2 Cup poached chicken, pulled
1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted (or fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled)
1/2 cup chopped green onions or shallots
1 seeded Chipotle Pepper, tiny dice
3 fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
2 Tbsp lime juice (about the amount of juice from one lime)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/21 teaspoon Agave Nectar
Salt and pepper to taste
4 Avocados, pitted and cut in half(do this step LAST)
1 In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, onions, jalapeno chili peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, basil, lime juice and olive oil.
2 Add Agave and salt and pepper to taste. (The sweetness will help balance the acidity from the tomatoes and lime juice.) Chill before serving.
3. Have and Pit Avocados. Top with the above mixture
Yield: Serves 6 to 8.
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About Mae Pike
Mae Pike learned to cook at her mother's hip. Many of her early memories are based around watching her mother, Chef Sandy Pike, fine-tune her recipes in the kitchens of some of Louisville's favorite eateries. Combining 25 years of experience in restaurants and event planning with her positive, upbeat personality, Mae can win over the pickiest of eaters.
About Home Cuisine
Since 2004, Home Cuisine has been preparing healthy, fresh, and delicious meals in Louisville, Kentucky. Our meal plans are tailored to meet our customers' weight management goals and dietary needs, including portion-controlled, vegan, and gluten-free plans. We are committed to using simple, high-quality ingredients, and never use bleached flours, refined sugars, trans-fats, or added preservatives. Home Cuisine adheres to the guidelines of both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.