17 Jan Avocados and why you should add them to your ketogenic diet
Avocados and why you should add them to your ketogenic diet
Super low in carbs, high in healthy fats, packed full of nutrients – this is one of the most perfect superfoods for a LCHF ketogenic diet. If you love avocado as much as I do, go ahead and treat yo’ self! The fruit is rich and filling, making it pretty hard to over-indulge on carbs.
Of course, you probably already know that you can use avocados to make guacamole, but did you know that the fruit is also ideal as a meat substitute because it is so high in protein? If you are a vegetarian embarking on the keto diet, put this on your grocery list asap!
Consider adding the cut up fruit to your soups, casseroles, and salads. Oh, and did you know you can use avocado as a low-calorie mayonnaise substitute? That’s right … you can puree the avocado’s flesh and use it as a low-calorie alternative to mayonnaise in case you are watching your calories in addition to cutting carbs. Use the puree for deviled eggs, tuna or chicken salad for an easy keto snack or meal.
Avocado pairs well with the following flavor combinations:
Basil + Red Onion + Balsamic Vinegar + Tomatoes
Lemon + Smoked Trout
Cilantro + Lime Juice
Bacon + Pretty Much Anything ?
Avocado – 1/2 Avocado (75 G)
Calories 120 Sodium
Total Fat 10 g Potassium
Saturated 2 g Total Carbs
Polyunsaturated 1 g Dietary Fiber
Monounsaturated 7 g Sugars