Monday, April 4, 2011

So you want to eat an entire avocado?

Don't worry, it's completely possible. And healthy. And it's good brain food.

But FIRST. I have discovered photo editing, and I am so excited.

I hope you can see the differences in some of the pictures today. If not, here is a before/after:


About that avocado. It is avocado week! Hooray. Just in time for more midterm exams!

Have you ever thought about cooking an avocado? Sometimes, I wonder why avocado is usually eaten raw. Today I was especially curious, so I Googled different forms of "cooked avocado" and found something that piqued my interest.

Disclaimer: A little oil is okay every now and then.

Crispy Avocado (& Carrot) Fries

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or chickpea flour)
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Peel and chop the avocado and carrots into ~2 inch slices. 

In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, and paprika.

Pour the milk into another small bowl. Dip the carrot/avocado slices into the milk. And then into the flour mixture.

Heat the oil in a small pot and drop the floured slices into it.

Allow the fries to crisp, and fish them out with a slotted spoon.

I thought I'd save half of the fries for later. No such thing happened. And that is how I consumed an entire avocado in one sitting. With a side of ketchup and mustard.

You have probably heard that avocado is a high calorie and high fat food. So how is it so nutritious?  
  • It is full of nutrients such as potassium, and Vitamins B and E. (Vitamin E is good for skin!).
  • It contains both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. (These are good fats that help to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol! Monosaturated fats also help increase resting metabolic rate).
  • It is a low glucose fruit suggested for diabetics.

If the nutrition stats didn't give you enough reason to eat an avocado, hopefully the pictures of the fries have convinced you of the deliciousness!!


Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' said...

I eat a WHOLE avocado almost every single day! They are so good for you!! I usually prefer mine in chocolate pudding-form, but your fries look tasty!!

Tulika said...

Haha--pretty funny that we've both posted about avocados! They are just so good!!

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