YUM! There is little I enjoy more than a perfectly ripe avocado. Sometimes I eat them right out of their skins with a little salt and pepper and a spoon. An easy and delicious breakfast, lunch or snack is my simple Open Faced Avocado Sandwich. Before you try it, read a bit about the health benefits of this amazing fruit!
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, specifically oleic acid, an omega-9 fat that is also found in olive and macadamia nut oils as well as many nuts. This type of fat LOWERS overall cholesterol, while raising HDL (good cholesterol) and lowering LDL and triglycerides which are both associated with heart disease. Monounsaturated fat has also been linked to reduced risk of cancer and diabetes.
Lutein is a valuable member of the carotenoid family that is a natural antioxidant and helps your eyes and skin stay healthy. Avocados are a great source of lutein! Avocados boast folate, vitamin A, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and finally, between 11 and 17 grams of fiber each! So eat 'em up!!
Open Faced Avocado Sandwich
Whole Grain Bread (I like La Brea)
Oil - I usually use good olive oil, but have used walnut oil for a lighter taste
Salt and pepper
**Slice avocado. Toast the bread and top with a drizzle of oil, sliced avocado, salt and pepper.