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Hello Beautiful Friend,

For those of you who know me I love avocados. During my calorie counting years, I avoided eating avocados due to their high calorie content. Thankfully after I reframed my thinking from” all calories are created equal” to “food as medicine” I began enjoying avocados almost daily. (BTW, this way of thinking helped me lose 25 pounds without deprivation. Get hip to it and heal your body from the inside out.)

Avocados can be used to make smoothies creamy, as a substitute for cheese on a sandwich, in salads, as a snack, you can even use them to make dessert.

Yes, avocados are high in fat but it is the healthy kind – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated – which will help keep your heart happy. Avocados are rich in vitamins B, E and C vitamins and even contains 4 grams of protein. Want glowing skin? Eat avocados

I usually don’t eat a whole avocado at a time so I wrap up the leftover half (with the pit/seed) and make sure to eat it within 24 hours. You might find your avocado gets a little brown but simply scrape off the top.

Take action now: Plan a meal/snack with avocado to eat tomorrow. Try this:

Greek Yogurt Mexican Dip (made with Avocados)

by Sarah Oravecz – Serves 2-4
Sarah was one of the winners of the Wellness at Work Healthy Recipe Contest and this dip is a great alternative to ranch for dipping vegetables.

  • 1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup salsa, hot chipotle variety suggested
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp table salt, or more to taste
  • In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt and salsa until blended; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

    Do you have a favorite avocado dish? If so, please share in the comments section below.

    Sending positive vibes your way,


    PS: If you are avoiding dairy try my Fiesta Guacamole Dip.