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Healthy Tip – Avocados

Did you Avocados are one of those nutrient dense foods that provide nearly 20 vitamins and minerals with relatively few calories. Archaeologists have found evidence of avocado consumption going back almost 10,000 years in central Mexico. Researchers believe that humans began cultivating avocados about 5,000 years ago. Mesoamerican tribes like the Inca, the Olmec and the Maya grew domesticated avocado trees. AvoSeedo wedsite

Sliced avocado with the pit in front of whole avocados

Sliced avocado with the pit in front of whole avocados.
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Avocado Recipes

Avocado & Corn Salsa

Ingredients

1 avocado (diced)
3/4 cup Frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Toss avocado, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl.
2. Chill one hour and then serve.

Avocado and corn are given a flavor boost by fresh cilantro and lime.

Chicken Stuffed Baked Avocados

By Destiny0173

Sliced avocado with the pit in front of whole avocados.

Sliced avocado with the pit in front of whole avocados.
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Ingredients

4 Avocados, halved and pitted
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped tomatoes
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, or more to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 °F

Scoop out some of the flesh in the center of each avocado; place into mixing bowl. Add chicken, cream cheese, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; mix well to combine.

Scoop spoonfuls of chicken mixture into the wells of each avocado; top each with generous amount of Parmesan cheese.

Place avocado halves, face-up, in muffin cups to stabilize.

Bake avocados in preheated oven until cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado

Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado
Recipe By:NYJEN

Recipe By:NYJEN

Ingredients

2 small eggs
1 avocado, halved and pitted
2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives, or to taste
1 pinch dried parsley, or to taste
1 pinch sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

Crack the eggs into a bowl, being careful to keep the yolks intact.

Arrange avocado halves in a baking dish, resting them along the edge so avocado won’t tip over.

Gently spoon 1 egg yolk into the avocado hole. Continue spooning egg white into the hole until full. Repeat with remaining egg yolk, egg white, and avocado.

Season each filled avocado with chives, parsley, sea salt, and pepper.

Gently place baking dish in the preheated oven and bake until eggs are cooked, about 15 minutes.

Sprinkle bacon over avocado.

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