Nutrient Spotlight: Avocado!

  • One-half an avocado has 4.6g of dietary fiber! Fiber helps lower bad cholesterol and prevent constipation
  • Avocados are high in potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure.
  • Avocados are high in healthy fats, which increase the good cholesterol in the body.
  • Avocados are also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin E, which are both important nutrients for maintaining healthy skin.
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Recipe of the Month

Chocolate Avocado Mousse


Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled
5 tbs. unsweetend cocoa powder
¼ cup + 2 tbs. honey
1 tbs. vanilla extract

1 cup sliced strawberries


Directions:

1. Place the avocado, cocoa powder in a food processor and process until smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and top with the sliced strawberries.

3. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Enjoy! J


*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  


Recipe Cost:

Whole recipe = $5.46
Price per serving = $1.37


Nutrition Facts: 

Calories: 245kcals; Total fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 28g; Protein: 3g



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Tofu Caesar Salad

Tofu Caesar Dressing

½ cup Parmesan cheese, cubed

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup soft tofu

2 tablespoons water

 

Caesar Salad

8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

½ cup croutons

½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Ground black pepper, to taste

12 ounces cooked chicken breast slices or firm tofu cubes, optional


Directions

  1. Blend cheese cubes in a food processor or blender until shredded.
  2. Add garlic, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, tofu, and water to blender and process until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add additional water to reach salad dressing consistency, if necessary.
  3. Pour dressing over Caesar salad, toss well, and season with additional black pepper.


Serves 4

Nutritional information per serving; 2 cups salad plus 2 tablespoons dressing

Calories: 110; Fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 3g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 345mg; Carbohydrates: 8g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 8g; Vitamin A: 165%; Vitamin C: 42%; Calcium: 22%; Iron: 9%