Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Making the switch from Mayo to Avocado!

It's *Tip Share Tuesday!* This is one of my favorite {{Nutrition Hacks}} so I wanted to share with you! Making the simple switch from mayo to avocado in recipes is an easy way to cut calories, fat, carbs, and boost protein and nutrients! ---> Take a look at the bottom of the picture and compare the nutrition info.. mayo has over twice the calories, almost 3 times the amount of carbs, twice the fat (and its the unhealthy kind vs. the healthy fats you get from avocado!) and half the protein!! Try it out with chicken salad, egg salad or deviled eggs and see if you like the switch!
4 Ways Avocados is a healthier alternative to Mayo! ⬇️
1. Avocado is all natural and fresh. Many store-bought mayos use soybean oils & other ingredients & preservatives that can make the shelf-life last for years that aren’t always super healthy.
2. It’s full of nutrients & vitamins. Mayo has very little natural nutrition in it; if you look at the nutrition label you’ll usually see a bunch of 0’s until it comes to fat, cholesterol, sodium and carbs. Avocado, on the other hand, is sodium-free and has nutrients & vitamins like fiber, folate & vitamins C, K & B6.
3. Avocados do contain fat, but it’s the “good for you” fat. Avocados sometimes get a bad rap for having fat. Both avocado & mayo have the “good for you” fats that can lower cholesterol, actually. However, avocado has a lower amount (about 1/3 – 1/2 as much compared to mayo) of saturated fats that are generally linked to potential health issues.
4. Avocados have less calories. A typical 2 Tablespoon serving of mayo has around 100 calories. Two Tablespoons of avocado has around 40-60. If you really like to slather it on like I do sometimes, that can be a big difference!