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Thursday, 19 March 2020

Avocado Substitutes !

We love avocados in our house, but not everyone does. 



We certainly consider avocados one of our top five favourite low-carb, high-fat foods. They are packed with healthy fat, fibre, and micronutrients. However, even though avocados have so many benefits, they are not for everyone! If you are a person that cannot stand them, then ideally you need to find substitutions that contain similar amounts of healthy fats without the carbs.

Today, I share seven foods that have similar nutrient profiles to avocado to help you keep your low-carb diet/menu plans on track! 

The Nutrient Break Down of an Avocado
Avocados are high in fat and fibre with a small amount of protein. For example, one half of an avocado has about 160 calories and 15 grams of fat. It also contains 9 grams of carbs and seven grams of fibre. The high fibre content of avocado makes it an excellent food for hunger control and your overall health.

How to Find Avocado Substitutes 
You may be wondering why I am sharing the nutrient breakdown of an avocado when this is the food we are trying to substitute. The reason is that when you are looking for a suitable substitute for a portion of food, you want to match its nutrient breakdown as closely as possible. With that said, here are seven healthy foods you can use as an avocado substitute.

Avocado Substitutes
Raw Nuts
Raw Seeds
Nut Butters
Olives
Eggs
Soft Cheese
Pesto

The Bottom Line

To conclude, the seven foods that you can swap with avocados are raw nuts, raw seeds, nut butter, stuffed olives, eggs, soft cheeses, and pesto.

The above taken, with much more to read, from an article by Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC here

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Dear reader, please be aware that you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas/suggestions within this blog, but not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

32 comments:

Tom said...

...they sure popular here on Maui.

Jo said...

I'm one of those who don't like avocados but I do enjoy most of the things you list as substitutes so that's good.

Lorrie said...

We love avocados, but they are very expensive here, so it's nice to have other options.

Laurie said...

I love them too but I don’t see much hope of having very many in the near future,, they come a long way to our stores here in the north and things are in a muddle right now,, thanks for the substitutes!

Lori Miller said...

When I ordered avocados from the store the other day, they were out. They substituted mangoes. For onions, they sent onion rings. And I get to try some mushroom-beef combo burgers.

Mary Kirkland said...

I love avocado's.

Kay said...

There's some kind of avocado lace bug in Hawaii that is really hurting our crops. We used to have a giant avocado tree in our backyard when I was a kid which produced tons of smooth textured avocado. I took it for granted. Sigh... Now I wish I had that tree.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love them all except for olives. Valerie

Christine said...

Love avocados.

Elephant's Child said...

I think peanut butter is the only nut butter I have tried. Luckily I like avocados AND the subsitutes you mention.
Stay safe.

bill burke said...

I love avocados and we have some tonight.

Jeanie said...

I like avocados -- and every single substitute you mentioned! Thanks for stopping by and catching up! I loved your comments!

R's Rue said...

Yum.

sandy said...

ahh love avocado ...good post.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

At one time I didn't like them but I do now, in fact I had one today.

Angela said...

I love avocadoes. I place half of one avocado and half cup milk..a bit of water and some honey and blend it well in a blender. It takes great.

Lisabella Russo said...

We love avocados too! The avocado substitutes also seem yummy!

happyone said...

I'm one of those who don't like avocados but do like the substitutes except for the olives.

Magic Love Crow said...

We all love avocados!!! Great post! Thank you! Big Hugs!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Avocado is well liked in this house

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

We love avocados, but also eat all the substitutes you mention, although not that much pesto. I wonder why.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And to think, I just bought two avocados yesterday at the grocery store. They were the only things that didn't have a buying limit. Eggs, milk, soups, and canned goods all had either one or two limits.

Wesoła Komórka said...


I like avocados for cocktails

roughterrain crane said...

I love avocados with soy sauce and wasabi. Happy weekend to you.

Sally said...

I love avacodo's, but they are so expensive! We used to cut them into slices with a bit of mayo; yum!

xoxo

Sussi said...

I like avocados too

Shari Burke said...

I hated avocados until I was in my 40s. Now I love them. Go figure ;-)
Hope you have a nice weekend.

DVArtist said...

Love avocados but the substitutes are great too.

It's me said...

Love Ria ❤️💋

Martha said...

Good substitute choices!

Teresa said...

Me encantan los aguacates. Besitos.

Snowbird said...

I just love avocado and olives!xxx