35 Heart Healthy Avocado Recipes

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February is heart month, and we couldn’t be more excited! In honor of this special month, Fresh Avocados–Love One Today has teamed up to support The American Heart Association‘s Healthy For Good movementAs part of the Healthy for Good movement, +color is the American Heart Association’s newest initiative designed to challenge Americans to add one more cup, 2 servings, of colorful fruits and vegetables to their diet every day. This endeavor has the potential to limit deaths from cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and diabetes. That’s why American Heart Association and Fresh Avocados – Love One Today are inviting Americans to join in this transformative effort and encouraging others to start today.

The American Heart Association recommends an overall healthy eating pattern that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; includes low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish, legumes, non-tropical oils, and nuts; and limits sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, sodium and red meats. Fresh avocados can be part of this healthy eating pattern, as avocados are one of the few fresh fruits with mono and polyunsaturated fats. In fact, over 75% of the fat in avocados is “good fat”, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fats. Avocados are also cholesterol, sugar, and sodium free and are a good source of fiber, contributing 11% DV to the diet per 50 g serving. Consuming foods rich in fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease.

So, to help promote heart health, we asked some of our RD friends to share their favorite avocado recipes with us. Thanks to the avocados, these dishes are all filled with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, but they are also teeming with a plethora of fresh produce and lean proteins. We can’t wait to try them out!

Happy eating!

– Kathy and Tracee

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Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Tomato, and Egg, Liz Weiss, MS, RD & Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN Meal Makeover Moms

Avocado Breakfast Muffins, Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN, Bonnie Taub-Dix Nutrition

Avocado Deviled Eggs, Shannon Garcia, RDN, Lone Star Nutrition

Avocado Smoothie Bowl, Kathy Siegel, MS, RDN & Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, CHHD Triad to Wellness

Avocado and Turkey English Muffin Sliders, Kati Mora, MS, RDN, Kati Mora Nutrition 

Baked Egg and Avocado, Kelly Sloan, RDN, Kelly’s Knack for Cooking

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Edamame Avocado Hummus, Julie Harrington, RDN, RDlicious Kitchen

4 Ingredient Avocado Dip, Kim Melton, RDN, Nutrition Pro Consulting

Tuna Guacamole, Lauren Sharifi, RDN, Bite of Health Nutrition

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Green Goddess Salad, Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, Shaw’s Simple Swaps

Arugula Quinoa Salad with Avocado and Bacon, Katie Morford, RDN, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Flaxseeds and Hemp Seeds, Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, Amy Gorin Nutrition

Roasted Corn, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad, Robin Plotkin, RDN, Robin’s Bite Blog

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Pomegranate Avocado Quinoa Salad, Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Blog

Avocado Hollandaise Sauce, Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, CYT Nutrition Nuptials

Balsamic Tuna Sorghum Salad, Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN Nutrition Starring YOU!

Creamy Avocado Dressing, Nazima Qureshi, RDN, Nutrition by Nazima

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Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich, Dixya Bhattarai, MS, RDN, Food, Pleasure, Health

Baked Avocado Egg Rolls, Chelsey Amer, RDN, C It Nutritionally

Spicy Tuna Avocado Cakes, Kelli Shallal, RDN, Hungry Hobby

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Chorizo and Avocado, Meg Salvia, RDN, Mostly Balanced

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Avocado Tofu Power Bowl, Jenny Shae Rawn, RDN, My Cape Cod Kitchen

Chicken Avocado Burritos, Brittany Poulson, RDN, CDE, Your Choice Nutrition

Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn Black Bean Salsa, Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN, Nutritioulicious

Guacamole Stuffed Tomato Poppers, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN & Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN The Nutrition Twins

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail + Tostadas, Brittany Rodarti, RDN, A Sloppy Chef

Avocado Hemp Seed Pesto, Erica Julson, RDN, Erica Julson

Baked Chicken Tenders with Avocado Jalapeno Dipping Sauce, Amanda Hernandez, RDN, The Nutritionist Reviews

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Chocolate Pumpkin Avocado Pudding, Kara Lydon, RDN, The Foodie Dietitian

Avocado Brownies, Katie Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN, One Hungry Bunny

Avocado Grasshopper Bars, Amari Thomsen, RDN, Eat Chic Chicago

Chocolate Cherry Avocado Muffins, My Menu Pal

Decadent Vegan Chocolate Pudding, Emily Kyle, RDN, Emily Kyle Nutrition

Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse, Katie Cavuto, RDN, Katie Cavuto

 

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