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10 Addictively Delicious Avocado Recipes That No One Will Wanna Miss

10 Addictively Delicious Avocado Recipes That No One Will Wanna Miss

Some say that they have become a new food trend, but to those of us who are practically addicted to them, avocados are an essential part of our meals. Whether we eat it by itself or use it as an unexpected part of a delicious meal, an avocado not only adds some great nutritious value to your meal but it also adds some some creaminess and freshness.

Whether or not you are experienced with eating avocados, these 10 addictively delicious avocado recipes are sure to please. From snacks, to complete meals, to waistline-conscious desserts, there are different options for you to try.

1.Creamy Avocado Pasta

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    If you are looking to experiment with an avocado in a different way than simply adding it to a salad, this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod is one of the best ways to have an avocado adventure. Simple but delicious, if you are looking for a healthy alternative to alfredo sauce, give this fresh recipe a try. It is sure to be a hit amongst the little ones as well.

    2.Egg and Avocado Tartines

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      If you are looking to incorporate avocado in your breakfast, try this simple recipe from Health Digezt. It’s quick and easy, and the avocado adds another level to the traditional egg sandwich. Between the wheat, egg, and avocado, this simple sandwich will help keep you full until your next meal.

      3.Chocolate, Coconut, and Avocado Pudding

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        Rich, creamy and guilt free, this wonderful pudding from Health Digezt is sure to help you stay on track with your dietary changes. It does not look or taste like it has avocados in it but a true avocado lover will be able to identify the distinct creaminess that is particular to the fruit. Easy to make, this pudding makes a wonderful midday snack especially in the summer.

        4.Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocado

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          This recipe from Grok Grub will simply make you want to eat this dish for every meal. With only three major ingredients, this meal not only is easy to make but you will not need to utilize many utensils from your kitchen as it is all inserted into the avocado half. Ready in a few, this dish can be enjoyed with some crackers or pita chips, or simply with a spoon.

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          5.Tuna Stuffed Avocado

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            Another quick way to enjoy the avocado in its natural form, this recipe from The Stay At Home Chef provides another way to enjoy avocado for lunch. With the creaminess of the avocado, you can easily skip the mayo and make your dish healthier without compromising on the taste.

            6.Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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              If you are looking for a way to make a traditional grilled cheese more exciting than this amazing green avocado version from Tastespotting will definitely take the regular sandwich to another level. It’s not only appealing to the eye but also is healthy. And with the addition of mozzarella and avocado, the cheesiness and creaminess of this sandwich is sure to be a hit even with the little ones.

              7.Avocado Orzo with Garlicky Grilled Prawns

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                Looking for a way to incorporate avocado into your dinner? This avocado orzo recipe from HeatherChristo.com will definitely help you win your guests over. The use of lime not only helps with tying the ingredients together but it also adds an element of freshness while adding a Mexican flair to the dish, especially with avocado. Once again, the creaminess of the avocado helps avoid overuse of less healthy ingredients such as butter.

                8.Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

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                  The best part about this avocado cupcake recipe from PopSugar is that it is only 230 calories which means that not only are you enjoying a great dessert that is healthier for you, you also can enjoy a couple of them without feeling guilty about the calories.

                  9.Avocado Chicken Salad

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                    If you are looking for a way to include avocados in a complete dish, try this SkinnyMom recipe. With a fresh element added by the lime, this recipe is a safe way to adventure with avocados. The avocado also adds creaminess to the recipe which help reduce the amount of mayonnaise used.

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                    10.Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocado

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                      Perfect for the summer, this Pip and Ebby avocado recipe is light and encompasses all of the amazing elements for a great appetizer at a barbecue or an afternoon snack. Using the avocado as a vessel will provide a binding agent in each bite with a smooth and creamy finish.

                      Whether you want to go bold or simple, one of these recipes is sure to help you enjoy avocados in a new form.

                      Featured photo credit: Tomatoes and Friends via flickr.com

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                      Last Updated on July 8, 2020

                      18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                      18 Benefits of Journaling That Will Change Your Life

                      The act of writing in a journal often seems daunting or unnecessary to many people. Even authors who work on novels might shun the idea of daily diaries. What purpose does jotting down words on a regular basis do if not contributing to the next novel, play or song? I know from experience many benefits of journaling that I wish to share.

                      1. Understand Yourself Better

                      Though many people and even writers avoid keeping journals, I vow to do it more often. Not only do I desire to take up daily journaling but also I plan to do it with pen to paper.

                      Some of the benefits I’ve found from my more active days include finding myself in the sense of understanding what matters to me and what I want out of life. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to find a spouse who is my best friend and advocate in raising children. I attribute this and much more to what I learned about myself in keeping journals for years.

                      2. Keep Track of Small Changes

                      I’ll admit that I never got very far with my guitar lessons, but in writing in a journal, I have seen the ability to track small changes like those that come when you practice anything.

                      Those learning a musical instrument often fail to see the small improvements that come with regular practice. Writing won’t help you switch chords any faster, but it will help you to develop a better sense for language and grammar just by doing it.

                      3. Become Aware of What Matters

                      As you continue to write in a journal, following a stream-of-consciousness feel, you can look back on the topics that you chose to write about. Those issues and emotions that poured out of you will provide insight on to what matters most to you.

                      You may not even realize that you’re job is depressing you or that you want to spend more time with your kids until you look over your thoughts that you weren’t really thinking about.

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                      4. Boost Creativity

                      The idea that the brain and its neural activity across hemispheres encourages learning also shows up in increased creativity. Just like with learning an instrument, your increased activity will inspire your thoughts to connect and reconnect in different ways.

                      When I wrote in a journal, I often wrote poetry as well as just my thoughts as they came out. I started to hear poems more in my mind; so much so that I took to scrawling lines on napkins and finding metaphors in mundane activities.

                      You really are what you do, so writing helps grow more than being a writer. Writing boosts the way you communicate and structure language, which really is a creative process.

                      5. Represents Your Emotions in a Safe Environment

                      A journal is as private as it gets. You can lock it in a safe or tuck it under a pillow and no one will accidentally share it on social media or have an opportunity to “leave a comment.”

                      Write about your sorrow as much as your happiness and frustration and know that you don’t have to keep your emotions inside your body. You can put them on paper.

                      6. Process Life Experiences

                      When you take the time to look back over what you’ve written, be it a week or a year later, you will have the distance you need to more objectively interpret your raw feelings.

                      Everything from losing a job to losing a loved one can emerge in a new light for a fresh perspective. Figuring out how the benefits of journaling affect your perspective on life will create connection and increase creativity.

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                      7. Stress Relief

                      In combining the exercise inherent in fine motor coordination that comes from the act of writing with the emotional release of self expression, those who maintain a journal relieve stress.

                      Try it out. Go home and write about your day. Write about the traffic. Write about the coffee order the barista got wrong but you didn’t have time to change. See how you can physically purge some of that pent-up stress by putting it on paper.

                      8. Provide Direction

                      Though journaling is often conducted as an activity without much direction, it often provides direction.

                      One of the biggest benefits of journaling is that your chaotic thoughts merge to show a direction in which to head. Asking the right questions is the only way to achieve the best solutions, so look to your journal to find your way toward your next goal.

                      9. Solve Problems

                      Just as in practicing math problems, we all get better at finding hidden solutions through the act of processing.

                      Think of your next goal as X and solve your life problems by reading your journals as word problems. The benefit of journaling here is that you write, explore and process to recognize and then solve problems.

                      When life is too in-your-face, you have to step back to see reality. Living in the moment allows us to write in the moment and use that expression to solve problems.

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                      10. Find Relief From Fighting

                      Solving your problems only comes after time to process, recognize and strategize. Just as in the benefit of journaling where relief comes from the act of writing, relief from fighting comes when you decide to “sit this one out” and communicate one-way.

                      Fighting is only productive when the fighters care to communicate and find common ground. When the emotions are as high as the stress levels, writing will function as the best time out.

                      11. Find Meaning in Life

                      Journaling will show you why you are living, whether you are wallowing in things you wish to change or striving to make the changes. Your life will begin to take on new meaning and your own words will reveal the actions that got you where you are so that you can assess and pave a new path for your future.

                      12. Allow Yourself to Focus

                      Taking even a small amount of time out of every day will provide you with not only peace of mind but also increased focus. Taking a break to meditate in writing and journaling will sharpen your mental faculties.

                      13. Sharpen Your Spirituality

                      When we write, we allow all the energy and experiences to flow through us, which often provides further insight into our own spirituality. Even if your parents didn’t raise you to follow a specific religion, your thoughts will start to show you what you believe about the universe and your place in it.

                      14. Let the Past Go

                      I’ve mentioned a few examples where going back over your writing offers advice and direction, but the simply truth is that writing down our feelings can be the best way to let them go. We can choose to literally throw these pages away when they’re filled with negativity and hate.

                      15. Allow Freedom

                      Journaling is the perfect way to not only express yourself but to also experience the freedom of being who you are. Your books can stay private or you can publish them. Your freedom stems from your sense of self and your perception of your thoughts.

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                      16. Enhance Your Career

                      Again, the private act of pen-to-paper processing provides the benefits of journaling mentioned above, but you can also enhance your career when you take similar ideas and categorize, edit and publish them in an online blog.

                      Your thoughts will often be personal and express emotions, but another benefit of journaling is uncovering fresh ideas about your work.

                      17. Literally Explore Your Dreams

                      All the benefits I’ve mentioned explore ideas, thoughts and emotions, which is also what our dreams and nightmares do. Through writing down your dreams from the previous night, you can enhance your creativity as well as connect some of the metaphorical dots from the rest of your journal.

                      18. Catalog Your Life for Others

                      No one wants to think about dying, but we all die. Leaving a journal will act as a way to reconnect with family and friends left behind. The ideas you wish to keep personal while you process the life you’re living will serve to rekindle and inspire those who loved you through the process.

                      We consider our partners our life witnesses, but writing provides a tangible mark on the world.

                      Now that you’ve learned all the benefits of journaling, it’s time to start writing a journal:

                      Featured photo credit: Kelly Sikkema via unsplash.com

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