Lately, I’ve noticed how popular avocados have become over the past couple of years. More people are incorporating this Mexican-originated fruit into their diets due to its high fiber content and high potassium level. As a result, fast food restaurants have been promoting avocados as a new ingredient or as a selling feature in a new menu item in order to keep up with the growing number of health-conscious eaters. Though it contains higher fat content than other fruits, it’s a great substitute for meat, fish and dairy products, which works well for vegetarians, vegans and those that are lactose intolerant.
I didn’t want to post your typical guacamole recipe, as there are a lot more meals that can be prepared with this delicious fruit! This Healthy Peruvian Stuffed Avocados recipe was found on the Go Dairy Free website, containing other healthy ingredients such as quinoa, cilantro and yams.
As a vegetarian, it’s important to ensure you’re getting your daily nutrients and this dish is packed with a lot of it!
To prepare ahead of time, you can cook the yam and quinoa and make the dressing the night before. Have it for lunch on its own or for dinner along with some baked yam frites with the leftover yams. If this is the first time you are trying quinoa, you can use whatever is left over in the package for future salads by simply adding cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.
If you’re looking to have a delightful drink on the side of your meal, you can make a traditional avocado smoothie by pureeing it together with milk and sugar.
There are many other simple recipes out there for avocados such as sandwiches, salads and even soups! They are normally priced quite low at grocery stores and are a delicious and healthy compliment to your meals. Have fun with it!xo