I love avocados and I’m glad they’re okay to eat every day.
Lately there’s been a commercial on that makes me smile every time. The first time I heard their jingle, I wasn’t actually watching the TV. What I heard, however, was “Gobble, gobbles from Mexico.” Huh? So now that’s what I hear every … single … time.
Avocados are high in fat, but it’s the healthy kind — monounsaturated — that helps to lower cholesterol. There was a study done in 1996 (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in Mexico, Archives of Medical Research, Winter 1996) that concluded the participants who ate avocados every day had an average drop in their total cholesterol of 17%. Plus, their ‘bad’ cholesterol and their triglycerides both went down too.
I’ve been hearing for a long time about the need to have fat at breakfast, so having half an avocado makes perfect sense. The problem, however, is keeping the other half from getting all brown and ugly. I’ve tried many remedies to keep my avocado from uglifying, but nothing seems to work every time. And I don’t know about you, but to me, brown avocados are not at all appetizing!
But I really can’t justify eating an entire avocado in one sitting (so many calories! so much decadence!), so I bought this avocado saver.
I don’t have anything to do with this company, but it seemed like such an elegant (and cheap) solution to my problem that I wanted to try it.
You just cut your avocado in half and place the half with the seed into the keeper. Strap the little seatbelt on and put it in the refrigerator.
This avocado got lost in the back of my fridge for a few days (which seems to be a chronic problem for me lately), but you can see, it ain’t too bad. You could probably brush fresh lemon or lime juice on the cut side before putting it into the keeper, but I’m not convinced you have to.
I don’t typically like to have one-trick-pony kitchen utensils, but this and my mango slicer have come to be can’t live withouts for me. Oh, and my wine rack. Can’t live without that either.
I eat avocados sliced on my plate, spread on toast instead of butter, chopped in my omelette, stuffed inside burritos, and I’ve recently discovered using it to replace the mayo in tuna salad. Delish! What do you do with avocados?