When choosing a snack for the mid-afternoon slump, we’re often bombarded by an almost infinite number of unhealthy choices. Processed foods are often a convenient option, but not necessarily a healthy one; so, here’s a healthier, and I believe tastier, option for you.
Stuffed avocados with Pico de Gallo. This is perhaps one of my easiest recipes from my cookbook, simply because it takes very few ingredients, many of which are very easily accessible in most grocery stores and farmers markets.
Yes, it will probably take a few minutes to prepare, but it is so worth it. These little guys pack a powerful hunger fighter, energy booster, and anti-oxidant protective effect that no cracker, cookie, or other packaged snack can provide.
Avocados have a number of health benefits: they are a rich source of monounsaturated fat, a beautifying fat that nourishes your skin and hair, and provides cardiovascular protection. The vitamin C found in the pico de gallo also protects your skin from sun damage, and aids in collagen production and immune support.
Plus, one study found that individuals with a higher level of vitamin C in their bodies were able to burn more fat than those who had lower vitamin C (this is merely a correlation, mind you).
- 1 medium avocado
- ½ recipe for pico de gallo
- Slice the avocado into two halves.
- Fill with pico de gallo!
- Option: Slice avocado flesh and toss with pico de gallo. Add this back into the avocado peels.
Spring break is over and school is back in full swing. With the hours I am taking, it’s a wonder how I am able to still be in the kitchen, cooking away! I find that baking, cooking, and preparing food helps calm me before a test, so I try to get in the kitchen every chance I get. Just one more month and summer will come, and I will have more time to be back in the kitchen. I will also have more leisure time, which I’m excited about. Are you excited for the summer as much as I am?
For now, this is The Healthy Advocate.