I like the idea of being able to eat healthier but still have yummy food to eat. I seldom eat regular bread anymore. I buy low calorie wheat bread that has only 40 calories a slice to use for the times that I do still eat any bread, which isn’t much right now.
A while back, I had learned about using avocado spread in place of mayo on sandwiches and how it was healthier and had much less calories in it. I got busy with life and forgot about it, never trying it.
I did some searching and came up with a basic recipe that can be tweaked if desired. Remember that adding anything to this will most likely increase the caloric intake and could sabotage your weight loss efforts, so take that into consideration before adding ingredients to the recipe.
Using avocado spread in place of regular mayo can help in weight loss by cutting out a lot of empty calories. One tablespoon of avocado spread has about 30 calories compared to about 70 to 100 calories for the same amount of mayo.
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Healthy Avocado Spread Recipe
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (optional, for easier spreading)
Peel the avocados, remove the pits, and cut the avocados in half. Place them in a blender (or mash by hand). Add in the garlic (or chop it into tiny, fine bits). Blend this up until it’s a pulp and smooth, then add in the lemon juice and olive oil. Mix it all together well.
Stores for about a week. You can half this recipe for less or double it for more.