Avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fat.
• Use mashed avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise in tuna salad or egg salad.
• Mash into guacamole with a little lime juice and salt, and use cut veggies rather than
chips for dipping.
• Avocado pairs really well with eggs. Try a few avocado slices in an omelet, or on top of
• Mix diced avocado, mango and red onion with a little lime juice and cilantro. Makes a
delicious salsa for grilled fish or chicken.
-Be Choosy With Fats to Keep Calories in Check
One thing to keep in mind – added fats do add calories to your diet. All oils, for example –
regardless of their source – have about 120 calories a tablespoon. Just because olive oil is a
beneficial fat, doesn’t mean you should pour it all over your food. Small amounts of fat can add
a lot of flavor to foods, so use them sparingly, and focus on the beneficial ones.