This is a post about how much I love avocados + a giveaway + an awesome recipe which has been sponsored by Hass Avocados. All opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting my blog and its sponsors.
Can I just tell you how much I love avocados? They are one of my favorite foods of all time! They are creamy and they are heart healthy. My kids love an avocado halve with a little salt and pepper and a spoon…super easy snack and they are pleased as punch (not sure if I’ve ever used that phrase before in my life…). Lately, my husband and I are totally addicted to making pick de gallo with cubed avocados. In fact, we use it on top of salads instead of salad dressing. It’s ultra healthy but gives the salad so much flavor…I don’t even miss the dressing. Avocados contain good fats which are an important part of a nutritious diet. I find that substituting avocado often replaces foods that would contain saturated fats. For example, using avocado in the place of mayonnaise or cheese on a sandwich…Keeps the creamy flavor without saturated fat–Hooray! By using Hass Avocados in your cooking you can “love one today” because of the benefits that avocados can provide–they have naturally good fats and are cholesterol free! Check out my avocado pinterest board–yep, it’s official, I’m totally obsessed.
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I mentioned a giveaway earlier! If you want to win $50 and have a laugh today watch the video below…kids say the darndest things, right?! After you watch the video use the rafflecopter giveaway below to enter. And if you’d like to learn more about the amazing benefits of avocados and the #LoveOneToday campaign, please click over to the Hass Avocado Board website.
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I developed a recipe using Hass Avocados that I absoulely loved! It’s a slow cooker casserole with quinoa, the chipotle pork from yesterday, and pico de gallo with avocados. It was a huge winner at my house and is totally heart healthy. When you think of casseroles you probably think of cream of something soups, butter and a pound of cheese (that is probably processed). Not with this casserole! It’s totally good for your heart and your tastebuds. You’re going to love it 🙂
chicken or beef)
evenly. Top with quinoa and water.
cheese on top evenly.
in the onion and cilantro and gently stir. Fold in the avocados and then
sprinkle in the kosher salt. Gently stir. Top the cooked quinoa
casserole with the tomato/avocado mixture. Serve immediately.
Alternately, you can just spoon the pico onto the individual servings of
P.S. Visit Love One Today for great avocado recipes!
amanda whitley says
i learned a vegan does not eat any product that comes from an animal
Thomas Murphy says
I learned Avocado is a fruit.
Neiddy Ruiz says
I learned that vegetables don't have seeds
Leidy R rafflecopter
Avocados contain beneficial oils.
Lisa Brown says
I learned: Since avocados have a seed, they are considered a fruit.
Rochelle Stephens says
I've been on a big avocado kick lately, and am anxious to start using my slow cooker again now that the temperatures are dipping….it's almost as if you posted this recipe just for me!! Thanks Karen, I can't wait to try this 🙂
[email protected] says
You will love it!!
I learned that being vegan means eating nothing at all from an animal. Also dairy comes from Dairy Queen – I think I need a quick trip to DQ! haha Too cute.
Tina Woo says
I learned the difference between a vegetarian and a veterinarian. 😉
Dairy comes from Dairy Queen 😉
marcia goss says
I learned that an avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable.
I always thought the avocado was a vegetable! I learned it was a fruit!
I learned that avocados are a fruit. Those kids are adorable. I love avocados.
Jen van Buren says
Cake and sugar cause heart surgery…. cute kids.
Angela Gibb says
Yum, I've got a bag of avocados in the frig right now, ripe and ready to go! now I know what to do with a few of them. thanks!
I learned that avocados are fruits because they have seeds.
I learned that if you eat cake and sugar every day you will have heart surgery when you're older O_o
Amy Orvin says
I learned that avocados are fruit.
Julie Raye-Rod. says
I learned about the many uses of avocadoes!
I learned that avocado is a fruit
Shelly Peterson says
I learned that avocados are a fruit since they have a seed.
I had no idea avocados were a fruit…kind of hard to believe!
Sandra Meaders says
avocados are a fruit
Avocados are versatile- you can use them to make guacamole, in a salad or just plain with salt.
Allison Downes says
A fun fact that I learned from the video is that avocados are fruit!
Thank you for the chance to win this
I didn't know:
1) Avocados are a fruit.
2) Dairy comes from Dairy Queen
As so many people are writing recipes using quinoa, I think I best start using it! Thanks for the note about rinsing it first so it doesn't taste bitter. Do you also need to rinse it before cooking with it? How does the taste differ between raw and cooked?
[email protected] says
Yes, rinse it before you cook it! I don't eat it raw. I don't really think you can. I think it would hurt your teeth 🙂
I just posted but I don't know how to show my name right. Shows as V. I think I need to have these kids teach me how to use the computer after we eat some avocados. (erik & chris)
Super cute. Learned new ways to pronounce words like ollocado. And who knew that vegetarians took care of animals? 😉
Avocado is my favorite fruit!
Serena DiRienzo says
Our kids love avocados! It's one of their first foods as a baby.
I learned that kids want to learn any time about new and different things.
You can learn a lot from this video!
Avocados are a fruit – who knew!?
Dairy comes from DQ – haha
And the way one kids pronounces ollocaddo? Adorable!
I learned avocados are a fruit. So funny about dairy coming from Dairy Queen!
Avocado is actually a fruit.
I learned that kids know way more about nutrition than I would have guessed. And that Mr. Heart Surgery at the end has been brain-washed and is a know it all.
I didn't know that the avocado was considered a fruit!!
Pat Strothman says
I learned avocados are very versatile, can be used more than just in guac or smoothies
Celeste B. says
Men are healthier 🙂
Amanda Sakovitz says
I learned that avocados are actually a fruit!
Kim D. says
I learned that since avocados have a seed it is a fruit.