Avocado Toast

 

  • Ingredients: 1 small avocado (size of a tennis ball but with an oval shape), 1 slice whole grain toast (look for varieties with 3g fiber or more per slice)
  • Directions: When the avocado turns a dark green, scoop out the insides, mash it up, and spread on a slice of toast whole grain bread. If needed, add a pinch of salt. Try it first, because you may enjoy the flavor as is.
  • Benefits: Avocados have burst on to the scene in the last couple years, with an "it" factor envied by many of fruits. Rightfully so, this flavorful food has left its mark and is here to stay. High in omega-3 fatty acids (the healthy fat) and fiber (5g per mashed 1/2 cup), the avocado is frequently listed as a "super food." Pair it with a toasted piece of high-fiber bread and you have a snack (or breakfast) that can meet up to 1/3 of your daily fiber needs. Your bowels and heart will thank you.