Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Kick Off: Party It Up

Alycia and I have been doing pretty well at eating healthy and making it into the gym, so we decided that our May goal should be a rewarding, simple one: to have fun. And what better a month to do so than May? In three short days it will be Cinco de Mayo, and I intend to let that glorious holiday be the official kick off to a fun-filled month, followed by the best summer yet. Who's with me?

Obviously guacamole = fun, so we're honoring the avocado as May's MVP. 

Check out these stats:
  • Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. 
  • Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. 
  • One avocado contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.

So bust out the tortilla chips and get to snacking! Obviously we won't JUST make guac though. I intend to enjoy some avocado tomato salad, and maybe even try adding one to a smoothie, or soup! What's your most inventive avocado creation?

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