Avocado + Bacon = Brilliance

February 6, 2014

By Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

When talking nutrition, avocados are a distinctive sort.

Avocados are full of health benefits that many do not realize – they are loaded with fiber, contain 2x the amount of potassium than a banana, provide 36% of your daily requirement of Vitamin K, 30% of folate, and 20% of your daily requirement of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C!

Although the avocado will sometimes get a bad rap for being high in fat, these fats are actually heart healthy and full of benefits.

The nature of the healthy fat are threefold:

Avocados are not only heart-healthy, but with only 2 grams of total sugar per cup, it falls on the very low glycemic index list, making them a sugar regulating food!

Avocados can be used in a variety of serving ideas, but this particular combination is incredibly tasty and makes for a perfect appetizer for any occasion!

Serves 5 (2 slices per serving)

1 avocado, cut in half and each half sliced into 5 even slices
3 slices of bacon, cut in half
Cayenne (*optional – omit if you would not prefer the heat)

Wrap 1/2 of a bacon slice around each avocado slice.
Sprinkle with a dash of cayenne to taste.
Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes (keep any eye on them!).

Nutritional Information*
per 1 serving size (recipe makes 5 servings)

Protein:  6.8g
Fat:        12.6g
Carb:      3.7g

*Nutritional values are estimated and may vary

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