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By Hailey Fullenkamp, ChopChop Kid Advisory Board Member

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Delicious, creamy, healthy; that sounds just like an avocado to me!  Avocados offer nearly 20 minerals and vitamins. These vitamins help fight off diseases, control your blood pressure, and have many other excellent benefits for the human body. Avocados can be used as a healthy substitute for oil, butter, shortening, sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese in many recipes. Avocados can also be used to make countless delicious recipes.

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For a quick and easy snack, try spreading some mashed avocado on bread or making some guac to use with chips. My favorite recipe is the guacamole found in Chopchop: The Kids Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family. You can use the guacamole with chips, in wraps, on quesadillas, with eggs, add it to a bowl of vegetable chili, and so much more! So next time you are looking for a wonderful and rich snack be sure to choose an avocado.

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Written: October 30, 2018

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