15 Healthy Ways to Snack On Fiber-Rich Avocado
Need more fiber in your diet? Turn to the smooth and satisfying avocado. Just half an avocado contains almost seven grams of fiber. Too high in fat, you say? Don't fret, because avocados contain the good-for-you monounsaturated fats (MUFA) your body needs to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and maintain the HDL (good) ones. Here are 15 delectable ways to snack on the melt-in-your-mouth creaminess of an avocado.
Salty Sunflower Avocado
Craving a salty snack? Skip the oily chips and fill half an avocado with salted sunflower seeds. The creamy texture and slightly sweet flavor of the avocado complement the salty crunch of the sunflower seeds beautifully. This snack is full of healthy fats and is a little over 200 calories, so if you're looking for a lighter bite, enjoy one-third of an avocado instead.
In need of an incredibly quick snack? Nothing beats avocado toast! This vegetarian breakfast comes together in under five minutes, and it has a great blend of protein and carbs to hit the spot.
Avocado and Green Tea Popsicles
Greek yogurt and ripe avocado lay the base for this creamy, fiber-filled popsicle, while caffeinated Japanese matcha powder provides the kick you need to beat the dreaded afternoon slump.
Guacamole Portobello Mushroom
Homemade guacamole had to be on the list, but instead of pairing it with high-calorie and high-sodium tortilla chips, place a few dollops on top of a sautéed portobello mushroom.
Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Summer Salad
One serving of this summery salad offers almost 12 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein, so after enjoying one crunchy bite after another, you'll feel full, satisfied, and energized.
Avocado Aloe Smoothie
Detox deliciously with this green power smoothie. In addition to nutrient-rich spinach, this drink hydrates with coconut water and aloe vera juice and flushes out toxins with fresh lemon juice. The addition of creamy avocado brings anti-inflammatory omega-3s to the mix.
Avocado and Egg Breakfast
Simple to prepare, this low-carb snack features protein-rich hard-boiled eggs and chunks of avocado. Add your choice of herbs and you're set.
Greek Yogurt Guacamole
This lightened-up guacamole gets a huge protein boost thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt.
We all know that avocado is rich in essential oils and vitamins that are great for your skin. Pair that with selenium and zinc from almond butter, and you can sip your way to glowing skin.
Baked Egg in Avocado
For a one-two punch of omega-3s, bake an egg in an avocado. Beyond a high protein count, this low-sugar, fiber-filled treat kicks off your day on a healthy high note.
Green Goddess Dip and Dressing
Skip the mayo: avocado makes the most perfect, rich base for a creamy veggie dip (or dressing!).
Sweet Spinach and Avocado Smoothie
Creamy, sweet, and a little tangy, this spinach smoothie will give you tons of iron and omega-3s.
Cucumber-Avocado Caprese Salad
Made with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, avocado, and balls of fresh mozzarella and tossed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this cucumber-avocado caprese salad makes a refreshing post-workout snack.
Creamy Cottage Cheese Avocado
For an easy snack that's packed with fiber and protein, make this creamy cottage cheese avocado. Slice an avocado in half, remove the pit, and fill the hole with low-fat cottage cheese. This snack is a little over 200 calories, so if you're looking for a smaller snack, use one-third of an avocado instead.