Healthy or Not? Avocados...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I have to admit, I am not a fruit and veggie eater. Oh, I have a 1/2 cup of orange juice every morning, and always have at least one veggie serving (usually 2) for dinner, but 5 a day? Or 7? Not so much. Still, I have been working on this. At least one week during each 5% challenge is a "Freggie week" where your team gets credit for what you eat. I really try hard to get my full quota during those weeks. But I realize I have to do better. Last week I bought an avocado at the farmer's market, and made a guacamole. It was so good, I bought two more on Saturday. We had one last night - with my chicken burritos, and one for lunch today in a huge salad. I know that they are really good for me, but I just tracked and discovered how high in calories they are. Yes, good calories, I know. But my lunch is now a high calorie lunch instead of a low calorie lunch.
I know that avocado is good for me - but now I am second guessing my plan to pick up some more this week. There are only two of us, and I really don't want to watch the scale rising because I am eating something healthy! Anyone have any ideas? Can you save avocado for a day or two once you cut it? I'm kind of new to buying them, although I do love them. What do you think?