Today's Recipe: Avocado 3 Ways.
Written by Molly Becker, Director of KetoBars on July 29th 2020
Did you know that avocados are a superfood? This is due to their MANY amazing health benefits. They are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and nutrients. Adding avocados into a healthy diet can also help to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, pretty awesome.
Good news! Avocados aren't only good for you, they're delicious, too. There's a bunch of different ways to enjoy them. We gathered some of our favorite (and easy) avocado dishes to share with you.
Let's take a look! 🥑
1. Keto Avocado Toast (The Classic)
By: Cast Iron Keto
• 2.5 oz slice of any Grill-able Cheese
(ie. Halloumi, Paneer, Bread Cheese)
• ½ avocado sliced
• Drizzle olive oil
• Flaky sea salt
• Pinch red pepper flakes
1. Heat a small cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the bread cheese to the skillet and cook 1 minute per side until warmed.
2. Remove the bread cheese from the skillet and add your toppings.
2. Avocado Chips
• 1 large ripe avocado
• 3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
• 1 tsp. lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
• Kosher salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 325° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, mash avocado with a fork until smooth. Stir in Parmesan, lemon juice, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Place heaping teaspoon-size scoops of mixture on baking sheet, leaving about 3” apart between each scoop.
4. Flatten each scoop to 3" wide across with the back of a spoon or measuring cup.
5. Bake until crisp and golden, about 30 minutes, then let cool completely. Serve at room temperature.
3. Pulled Pork Stuffed Avocado Boats
By: Low Carb Maven
• 2 avocados, halved and pitted
• 1 1/2 cups pulled pork or chicken (leftover is perfect)
• 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (I used sugar-free)
• 2 tbsp BBQ sauce (sugar -free)
• 2 tbsp ranch dressing (thinned slightly)
• 1 tbsp snipped chives or green onion
1. Cut avocados in half, remove the pit. Scoop some of the avocado out to make room for the filling. (You can mash it and mix it with the ranch dressing or add it on top of the pulled pork. I gave it to the kids.)
2. Warm the pulled pork in the microwave or in a frying pan, then mix with 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. Evenly distribute between the avocado halves.
3. Drizzle each half with remaining BBQ sauce and ranch dressing. Garnish with chives or green onion.
4. Eat as is or pop into the microwave to warm. Alternately, place into an oven preheated to 350 F and bake covered for about 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. I reheat in the microwave.
5. Serves 4, at 4 net carbs per stuffed avocado half.
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