Health & Fitness

3 Easy and Healthy Avocado Dishes

New York Smash Magazine  




BY JENN ZERLING OF JZFITNESS.COM

This holiday season, while people feel threatened by getting fat, why not get lean by eating fat instead? The fabulous avocado, while falling under a healthy fat on the JZ FITNESS Nutrition app, also offers so many abundant nutrients:

Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.

Folate: 20% of the RDA.

Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.

Potassium: 14% of the RDA.

Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.

Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.

Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.

Avocado also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).*

So, to all you banana lovers, ditch that yellow sugary food because it only offers 520 mg per cup (with 28 grams of sugar) vs. 728 mg of potassium (1 gram of sugar) per cup of avocado.  While bananas are high sugar and considered a high glycemic carbohydrate, avocado is a low glycemic carbohydrate which has little to no impact on your insulin response when you eat them.  So, stick to foods such as the avocado which offer a world of benefits while keeping your body inflammation-free.

Watch the video below to see the quick display of dishes to choose from. These are great to have at your next dinner party.  Feed your guests with healthy nutrition and be the leader so that you and your loved ones can remain lean this holiday season.



1) Click here for the Stuffed Guacamole Peppers Recipe

2) Click here for the Tuna Salad made with Avocado and Relish Recipe 

3) Shrimp Salad topped with Guacamole Recipe

This salad contains these very simple ingredients:

  • Wild shrimp (grilled with garlic and a tad of butter on the BBQ grill)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cabbage
  • 1 tbsp white beans
  • Diced tri-colored peppers
  • 2 tbsp of guacamole

*Thank you, Authority Nutrition, for the numbers above.