3 Avocado Toast Recipes Customers Are Buzzing AboutArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Avocado toast recipes continue to gain popularity with Americans—and it’s easy to see why. They’re delicious and versatile snacks or, when done right, meals. Plus, avocados pack in lots of nutritional benefits. They are one of the few fruits that have low sugar content. Plus, they are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats—also found in many nuts—that can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood. They also contain a variety of other nutrients, including vitamins C and E, copper and fiber.
As Americans have embraced a love affair with avocados, the sales have continued to rise. According to data from the Hass Avocado Board, the sale of Hass avocados (which make up more than 95 percent of all avocados in America) soared to nearly 1.9 billion in 2014. That is more than double the amount consumed in 2005. While there are hundreds of types of avocados, seven varieties are grown commercially in California. Many of these are available as certified organic.
On the Nutrisystem plan, one eighth of a medium avocado counts as one “Extra,” a low-calorie option that you can use to spice up your meal—or satisfy a craving. The creamy goodness of avocados—which many say have a “nut-like” or buttery flavor—can certainly fulfill both of those needs.
Avocados are versatile, so you can puree them and use them as the base for dips or even puddings, chop them up and add them to salads, or mash them with a fork and spread them inside your favorite omelets or sandwiches. Perhaps the most popular way to enjoy avocados these days is as the star of trendy avocado toast recipes. Avocado toast is a snack or meal that is easy to make and packs in a variety of nutrition. Avocado toast makes an excellent flex meal choice since the healthy fat of the avocado combined with the complex carbs of the toast will help provide you with long-lasting energy.
Whether you want to make up a few of your own avocado toast recipes or try one of ours, they’re definitely worth adding to your healthy eating regimen.
Here are three avocado toast recipes that our customers are loving:
This toast recipe uses cucumber, zesty tahini sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seeds and spicy siracha for a unique flavor combination that will keep you wanting more. It’s got some serious crunch with the fresh cucumbers—but also smooth creaminess from the mashed avocado and the sauce. It’s got a lot going for it—but without a ton of calories. A slice of this filling toast is just 178 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and two Extras.
The tart flavor of grapefruit and the buttery flavor of avocado come together in this unexpectedly delightful toast recipe. Topped with roasted pistachios and a sprinkle of sea salt, this tasty toast also has a sweet-and-salty combination going for it that you’ll love. Plus, you can feel good about the fiber and antioxidants that are packed into grapefruit. One slice of Grapefruit Avocado Toast is just 186 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Extra.
Reminiscent of a Greek Salad, this Mediterranean-inspired toast recipe combines fresh cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives and reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese are with a creamy avocado base for an explosion of flavor. The tangy taste of feta and the crunchy veggies make this such a flavorful recipe that it’s sure to become a favorite flex meal. Each piece of Mediterranean Avocado Toast has 205 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and two Extras.