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Old 03-04-2014, 08:15 AM   #31
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I used to hate avocados as a kid in California, where they were inexpensive and plentiful. Now I live in Alaska and love them. Go figure. Cut in half and salted is the way to go nice and simple and oh so satisfying!
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:33 AM   #32
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I can't eat them plain - I need them to transform into quacamole
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #33
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They are one of my low carb staples.
I usually follow Atkins induction rules and only eat half at a time.
Self discipline for sure.
If i seal the other half in a container, it usually doesn't color rapidly.
What I often do with the other half is to add it to some kind of chicken white meat or white fish salad. It adds a bit of extra tasty fat, along with a Tspn of so of mayo and other seasonings.

The dark green pebbly skinned ones are my favorites. Ripeness can be a problem, but with patience they seem to ripen fine on the countertop.

When eat plain, I typically salt and pepper.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:00 PM   #34
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Avocadoooooo... Sooo good. I love them with shrimp salad in the middle.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:05 PM   #35
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I am going to eat only a half a day for now, thanks for all the information!
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:54 PM   #36
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I had the chocolate pudding made with avacados... it was pretty tasty actually. Still love one with salt... the girls love it when I make "crackamole". It was actually their first food... mixed it with a little formula and they were in heaven
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:00 PM   #37
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They are creamy, mild, and somewhat hard to explain. I cut them in half, remove the pit and peel, and put tamari on top. It's delicious.
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One of my favorite avacado recipes is to use a nice ripe one in place of mayo in chicken salad. I like to add shredded chicken, diced onion, cilantro, a squirt or lemon juice, salt and pepper, mash together. Serve on lc bread, a lettuce wrap, or plain. Yum!
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:26 PM   #39
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If you leave the pit in the avocado half you are not eating and bag it in a ziploc-it will help some with discoloring. Brush it with lemon juice I have heard of too.
Love avocado with just garlic salt and a spoon. Mmmm
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #40
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Speaking of avocados, what causes some of them never to get ripe?

I bought a bag of 5 avocados and 3 of them ripened but 2 didn't. They just stayed hard and inedible.
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I guess by now you've tasted it so you know the flavor. I would describe it as "nutty" sort of like an almond. I love a fresh, ripe Haas avocado, but don't like the sweeter varieties at all. If you let it get too ripe it's terrible, but you can mush it up with some cocoa powder and sweetener for a chocolate "pudding". The avocado reminds me of banana at that point.

You can mash it with some salsa and sour cream for guacamole.

My favorite way to eat it is sprinkled with garlic salt. It's great with bacon (turkey bacon in my case). As a kid (before LC!) I loved bacon and avocado sandwiches.
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Dark, dark green. So dark it looks black. I go by feel though to tell when they're ripe. When you hold it in your hand and push with your thumb and it should give a little. If it feels like there is any space between the skin and flesh it is too ripe.
Okay cool thanks! I'm gonna try one again the next time I go shopping.
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They are my favorite fruit. I eat them all the time, usually a whole one every other day or so. Split it into two snacks. I have eaten them all my life. They are a good source for potassium, fiber and some vitamins. I would say a Hass avocado has 10-15 carbs depending on size. I wouldn't eat them on induction unless you cut out almost all other carbs. I eat them and continue to lose weight. In fact I am below my goal. I need to pick a new one.

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My first experience with avacado was back when I was like 8 or 9 and my uncle took me to Tijauna and I first had guacamole I've loved guacamole since then but never had an actual avacado till I started LC. I cannot describe the taste of them but they are amazing! In fact all this talking about them made me want the other half of one that was in my fridge. My DH hates them though. His description of the taste is wet grass, lol
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I love them, but only buy one at a time since I can only eat half. The other half, I vacuum seal with my FoodSaver and put in the fridge. I can't eat them if they turn at all brown. Loving all theses ideas.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:28 PM   #46
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This thread reminded me of how much I love avocado and especially guacamole...I didn't realize just how low in carbs they are. For super fast, non-fancy guac, just mash up an avocado in a bowl with a fork and add plenty of salt and some lime juice. It is soooo good that way! I could put that one anything! Today I had it on low carb meatloaf with melted cheese and salsa and it was heaven!
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:11 AM   #47
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I did not like them until i started my weight loss journey. I started getting the cali' haas avocado and soon became a staple for my dinner (so delicious). I stopped 2 months in when i realized they were a fruit so i will add them when i get closer to goal.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:18 AM   #48
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I ate the one I bought, but I am not planning to buy any more of them. It was a good experiment, but they are not for me!
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:39 AM   #49
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Okay I tried one again to day with salt & pepper, it tasted much better. It does have an interesting taste. I made sure it was ripe too. I will experiment some more with it mixing it with other things.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:09 AM   #50
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For lunch yesterday I cubed up some chicken and avocado, cut some grape tomatoes in half, and tossed it all with some mayo, salt & pepper. It was
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I love chunks of avocado in any green salad.

Also, mashed with tinned tuna and a bit of mayo.

Blend it with olive oil and cider vinegar, salt and pepper, for a thick vinaigrette or thin guacamole (add hot sauce to that!)

Just cut in half, fill with oil and vinegar, sprinkle sea salt and coarse black pepper on top and eat with a teaspoon out of the skin.

Yum!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:27 AM   #52
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I use one a day in a protein shake, makes it nice and creamy ... yum!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:43 PM   #53
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Okay I tried it with some salad dressing today. I definitely like them now.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:42 PM   #54
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I am from central texas, native to south and central texas, spent 10 months living in Mexico.... I can't imagine my diet without them.. LC or otherwise. This thread is fascinating to me in the fact that so many have never tasted, loved and LIVED avocado style! I use it more than cream cheese, cheese, or sour cream! Fruit of the gods! It's daily at my home, even for my family who doesn't do LC.

The good oils in it prolly gonna save my life.

Can we picture... Bacon, mayo, avocado, ranch on romaine? Gaaaaaaah. Yes please!
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:30 AM   #55
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Susan, you're making me hungry! That salad sounds divine
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I eat one whole avocado daily....they are one food I could never live without. That said, they don't have a strong flavor profile, they provide more of a silky texture experience.

They are great for your body as they are very nutritious and provide high quality fat!

Buy one and go for it!

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Yes, Marieze, I think you have described an avocado perfectly! Love them in my salads!!
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Avocados are buttery and smooth and being a Californian, I can't imagine life without them.

A great recipe to try: Eggs baked in Avocados!

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice. Enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:13 PM   #58
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I've been eating 1 avocado a day now since this thread started.
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