Dietitian’s “Ode to the Avocado” includes tips and recipes, including ours!

Avocados are easy to love. They’re tasty, versatile and good for you. Dietitian Melissa Jaeger showered these tasty fruits (yes, avocados are fruits) with praise when she appeared on her local NBC morning news. She also threw in some love for Regular Girl and our Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce. We couldn’t be more proud!

According to Jaeger, “avocados are phenomenal.” They are naturally rich in good, heart-healthy fat, plus they are a good source of fiber. “Fiber is one of those things that people don’t get enough of in their diet,” said Jaeger. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults consume 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day, but most Americans get just half of that. Avocados contain three grams of dietary fiber per serving.

Jaeger demonstrated several recipes during her televised ode to avocados, the first being our Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce. Get the recipe. We beamed when she added Regular Girl to the sauce to give this dish five additional grams of soluble fiber plus tummy-pleasing probiotics. She shared that Regular Girl is a “prebiotic/probiotic fiber supplement that is odorless, tasteless and colorless.” Yup, that’s why it’s so good for sneaking extra fiber into recipes. Plus Regular Girl is gentle on the insides so it won’t cause excess gas or bloating unlike some fiber supplement or high-fiber foods.

Cooking with avocados can sometimes be a challenge, so we were glad this store dietitian shared a few tips.

  • To keep a cut avocado or avocado-containing sauce from turning brown, she suggests using lemon or lime juice or covering the top with olive oil. Then store in a sealed airtight container.
  • To ripen avocados fast, place them in a brown paper bag with a banana or tomato overnight. Placing avocados in the fridge will slow their ripening process by two or three days.

Jaeger explained that avocados are an ideal replacement for fat in recipes. She demonstrated this by making Mint Chip Chocolate Ice Cream and Blueberry Avocado muffins. Both were a hit with the show’s hosts but we think a sprinkle of Regular Girl would make both even better.* Get her recipes.

* Regular Girl mixes easily into many foods and beverages. The true regulating benefits of Regular Girl, which are delivered from the soluble fiber, are very heat stable and can be added to any temperature product.  High temperatures, however, can decrease Regular Girl’s active probiotics. That’s why we typically recommend adding Regular Girl to foods and beverages that are lukewarm or cooler.

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