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ELENGIL Posts: 957
6/6/13 11:36 P

You can also mash and freeze avocados, from what someone else has mentioned.

As for how to eat them:
smooshed and spread on just about anything
mix with salsa for home made guacamole
sliced on sandwiches
diced in salads
mixed in with tuna, salmon, chicken (etc) for a sandwich or wrap spread
spread on a baked potato
blended into a smoothie
Top a cracker with avocado, cheese, and a grape tomato
Top an egg with avocado, cheese, and a grape tomato.

there's really no end to what you can do with it!

6/6/13 10:17 P

squeeze a little lemon juice over the cut surface of the avocado then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. The vitamin C in the juice will keep the surface from browning as soon as it would otherwise. The plastic wrap will keep the air off the surface and keep it from oxidizing as quickly. You can use citric acid crystals in place of the juice if you have them.

JOINTHEFUN77 Posts: 45
6/6/13 7:29 P

The best way to keep an avocado is in a glass container or mason jar, and then in the refrigerator. Cut the avocado in half and quarter for your serving, using the piece without the pit, then replace the unused quarter back on the pitted half. The pit keeps it from browning. Keep it in a glass container with a cover in the fridge. I've had much success with this!

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6/6/13 6:22 P

I like using avocado in place of mayo in tuna and chicken salad. It has a nice creamy texture and a light taste. Also, halved with a little tomato and cilantro on top, then pop it in the oven for 15-20 min.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,249
6/6/13 6:13 P

a serving of avocado is 1/4 of an avocado, not 1/2. if you need the extra fat, by all means eat two servings [1/2 the avocado] but most people get fat from plenty of other sources as well so the additional avocado puts them over where they want to be.
when you slice the avocado, cover the part that you won't be eating immediately with plastic wrap and make sure it is quite tight and there aren't any air pockets. a little lime or lemon juice on the cut part can also help reduce browning.
and while the brown can look a little gross, a little bit of brown doesn't make the avocado inedible.

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6/6/13 6:02 P

I eat plain avocados, with salt and pepper on top. My favorite way to eat them is spread on a piece of Ezekiel bread with an over-easy egg on top. Yum! As far as keeping them fresh, its hard. I usually eat 1/4 avocado at a time. The rest of it I wrap in saran wrap. There might be a little brown on top but I haven't had to throw any away yet. I try to eat the avocado within a two day/one night period.

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6/6/13 5:54 P

Hello all

I was hoping to get some suggestions on how to eat avacados as these are new to my diet. I have only eaten guacomole in the past so I need some ideas on how to incorporate them in more ways. Also how do you keep them fresh? Most things say to have half and avacado as a serving but then the other half seems to go brown and looks gross. This is why I am not sure how to be able to get slices and keep the rest okay.

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