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Thursday 14 April 2016

Avocado, Bacon and Goat-Cheese Salad

This is a lovely and most delicious, low-carb salad, for those who love avocados, goat cheese and nuts. It is great for lunch, and can also be served as a light dinner ... the choice is yours.

4 servings
8 oz. (225 g) goat cheese
8 oz. (225 g) bacon
2 avocados
4 oz. (110 g) walnuts
4 oz. (110 g) arugula/ rocket lettuce

½ lemon, the juice
4 oz. (110 ml) homemade mayonnaise
4 oz. (110 ml) olive oil
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
See instructions for Anne Aobadia's dish at Diet Doctor Site here

Avocados are just a great fruit, yes they really are a fruit!

"From their heart-healthy benefits and skin-loving nutrients to their unique versatility in recipes and making snack times extra delicious, we love having avocados every day! Here are 20 great reasons why you should fall in love with avocado too (if you haven't already!):

1. They fit all diets!
No matter what eating guidelines you follow, the humble avocado works for all!

2. They're nutrient dense
Avocados are packed with beneficial nutrients to enhance the nutrient quality of your meals.

3. Avocado makes an awesome spread
Substitute butter and margarine for a healthy spread of avocado. You'll boost your nutrient intake, and it tastes great!

4. Boost your fruit intake!
Not much of a sweet tooth? Avocados are actually a fruit, so they count towards your fruit intake!

5. You'll never need a substitute
Avocados are always in season so you can enjoy them all year round!

6. They're super versatile
Known for guacamole, dips, and other savory dishes, yet avocados are appearing more and more in sweet dishes too. Think chocolate mousse, ganache, smoothies and ice cream!

7. They're low in sugar
They may be a fruit, but they contain less than 1g of sugar per ounce!

8. Avocados make great baby food!
They're firm enough for tiny fingers, yet mashable and soft enough to be gentle on gums. Rich in healthy fats, fiber, and other nutrients, it makes a great addition to your baby's first foods.

9. They're full of healthy fats
Over 75% of the fat content in an avocado is great for your heart! In fact, having more of these healthy unsaturated fats is better for your heart than eating low fat!

10. Avocado boosts your eye health
Avocados contain 81mg of lutein & zeaxanthin, antioxidants known to support eye health as we age."

Well the paragraph above stated 20 healthy reasons so if you've read this far please go and read numbers eleven to twenty here

Happy and Healthy Eating !

All the best Jan


Bob Bushell said...

I am a veggie, so I can't comment, sorry Jan.

Tom said...

looks mighty good

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Bob
Well I am glad you 'logged in' so to speak, it's always nice to see your name.
Talking of veggies have you seen this?
It's Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable and Pepper Platter:

Have a great Thursday evening

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Tom
It not only looks mighty good - it tastes mighty good too!
Thanks for your comment

Enjoy your Thursday evening

All the best Jan

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

I make a salad like this and it is so good - always great to see what you share.
Have a lovely weekend

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Carolyn
This salad with it's mix of goat cheese, bacon, avocados, walnuts and arugula/ rocket lettuce is a winner isn't it. Always lovely to read your comments on the low carb diabetic blog.
Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Adam said...

looks nice

Gail said...

Just had some fresh guacamole! This looks great.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Adam
It looks nice and it's tastes nice too!
I just love the mix of ingredients ...
Definitely a recipe idea to share!

Thanks for your comment, enjoy your day.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gail
Fresh guacamole!

Yes, this is a lovely tasting dish.
Many thanks for your comment, have a lovely Friday

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I had to stay away from them because of the mold factor but now I'm back to eating avocados and ever so happy about it.

So many people are afraid to eat them because of the fat. Yet, they will eat ding ding meals so go figure.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Ivy
I'm so pleased to hear you are back to eating avocado's.
We often enjoy them as one of our many healthy, higher fat foods and they are nutrient dense.
Hard to believe an avocado is actually a fruit!

Many thanks for your comment.
Enjoy the remainder of Friday and have a great weekend

All the best Jan

Kezzie said...

Hi!!! I adore avocados-sooo creamy!!!! When I lived in Bali, I loved buying an avocado juice at the juice stall-it had condensed milk and chocolate sauce in it as well as crushed ice!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Kezzie
Yes, avocado's taste so creamy don't they.
The avocado juice you used to enjoy in Bali sounds an interesting mix of flavours ...

Thanks for your comment, enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

chris c said...

(checks avocado)

nearly ripe!

(taps fingers impatiently)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Chris
I can hear your fingers tapping impatiently from here!!!
Enjoy this dish when you can ...

All the best Jan