When trying to feed your family a nutritious and wholesome diet, it is often hard to juggle the varying ages within a family. By simplifying the ingredients that you use, you can decrease the amount of work involved in preparing meals whilst increasing their nutritional value.
Below are some recipes submitted by our own website users that draw on simple, healthy ingredients to maximise taste but minimise hassle:
Avocado Coriander Salsa
Curried egg and avocado finger sandwiches
Fresh Herb Guacamole with DIY Crispy Chips
Avocados are often called a super-food43 because they’re packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats that are important for everyone in the family -- toddlers, kids, teenagers and adults alike! Visit our Nutritional Information page for more nutritional facts on avocados.
Family health and fitness is of paramount importance and nutritious food only enhances the process! With the football season upon us once again, partners, children and maybe even you will be taking to the field as active participants in this amazing Australian sport! In order to entertain the hordes who will gather in the living room for the grand final, try to include small portioned finger food which can be easily and quickly prepared.
When enjoying the company of family and friends over this much loved Australian sport, you won't have to be concerned about serving dishes that contribute to increased heart disease24, as you can replace those unhealthy saturated fats with the healthy unsaturated fats that are found in foods such as avocado.
Tomato, avocado, yoghurt and pita chips
1 avocado, skin and pip removed, mashed
200g natural low-fat yoghurt
2 ripe tomatoes, skinned and finely chopped
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs; basil, mint, parsley or chives, or a mixture
4 whole meal pita bread, cut into triangles
Olive oil for pita bread
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Place the yoghurt into a bowl and stir in the tomatoes, avocado, oil and herbs.
Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Place the pita triangles on a baking tray and spay with a little olive oil or brush on the olive oil, and cook for 10-15 minutes.
Serve the pita chips with a large dollop of tomato, avocado dip. Add seasoning to taste.