If you could only bring one food on a deserted island, what would it be? Tough question. Especially because one food would get pretty boring so it would need to have LOTS of ways to eat it. Plus, it would need to be “nutrient dense” which means it contains lots of vitamins and minerals to keep us alive.
I was asked this question once on a LIVE radio interview without any pre-warning. But I honestly didn’t need to think long as the food AVOCADO quickly rolled off my tongue. Yep, I love avocados. With thousands of ways to use them, I know I’m not alone. What’s a party without guacamole after all? Or a turkey sandwich or tortilla soup without those yummy green slices? They taste great and make every else taste great, too.
And kind of like a friend with benefits, avocados contribute 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to our diet and are also virtually the only fruit with monounsaturated fat which is great for those on a health conscious diet. Plus, at only 50 calories per one ounce serving, avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by helping the body to better absorb fat soluble vitamins, such as alpha- and beta- carotene and lutein, from other foods like tomatoes. Need I say more? Ok, I’m drooling thinking about my fresh Chicken Avocado Soup or sliced avocado on this easy and delicious Taco Soup.
Growing up in California I had access to many different avocado varieties grown in backyard orchards around my house. But I love the Hass variety the best. Luckily, Hass avocados can be found year around in all stores across the country, not only are they easy to peel but when ripe they have a rich buttery flavor makes a great substitute instead of mayo on sandwiches or as replacement for butter in baked goods. Have you ever tried replacing butter for avocado in baked goods?
So what one food would you bring on a desert island? Hopefully, one with amazing benefits….
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