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20 Delicious And Healthy Recipes That Are Winter Gifts For Avocado Lovers

20 Delicious And Healthy Recipes That Are Winter Gifts For Avocado Lovers

Does anyone not love avocados? They’re tasty and versatile, which makes them perfect for inclusion in a lot of different recipes and dishes – especially during the winter. Not only are they completely delicious, but avocados are incredibly nutritious. They are loaded with fiber, healthy fats, and more than twenty vitamins and minerals. This means that they’re ideal for people in search of a healthy food that’s still yummy. Whether you’re looking to slim down or just want try some new recipes, these ideas are for you!

1. Creamy Avocado Rice

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    This recipe is the perfect base for a burrito bowl, or can be consumed on its own. The possibilities are endless!

    2. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza

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      While the name may not sound super enticing, have some faith in this one. This recipe will have you jumping out of bed in the morning.

      3. Avocado Mango Chicken Salad

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        Want some meat on your salad? Don’t miss out on this avocado mango chicken salad that’s perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch.

        4. Avocado Watermelon Salad

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          Are you looking for a little taste of summer? Well, you can at least pretend with this watermelon avocado salad that also contains feta cheese, mint, and chives.

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          5. Raw Avocado Soup

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            Mix together some fresh green peas, mint, cucumber, lemon, and mashed avocado for a surprisingly hearty soup.

            6. Game-Day Ranch Guacamole

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              Looking to do a little tailgating during football season? This ranch guacamole goes great with wings, chips, carrots, pretzels, and celery.

              7. Avocado Shrimp Rolls

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                If you’re craving a lobster roll but don’t want the calories or the price, this shrimp and avocado roll is a delicious substitute.

                8. Avocado Fries

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                  Not the healthiest option, but these avocado fries are super delicious. Your kids will especially love them.

                  9. Peach Basil Avocado Wrap

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                    Want a healthier alternative to the boring sandwich you usually eat for lunch? This wrap will give you something to look forward to.

                    10. Avocado Pasta

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                      This recipe is simple to make and delicious to eat. What more could you ask for?

                      11. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

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                        Avocado goes great with fish. If you enjoy salmon, check out this recipe.

                        12. Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese

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                          This admittedly isn’t the healthiest recipe – but it tastes great! Give it a try on your next cheat day.

                          13. Avocado Deviled Eggs

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                            Nothing says “finger food” quite like deviled eggs. These avocado-based deviled eggs put a new spin on a classic snack.

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                            14. Avocado-Shiitake Spring Rolls

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                              If you’re looking for something to go with your avocado rice balls, these avocado-shiitake spring rolls are a nice compliment.

                              15.  Baked Egg in Avocado

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                                Sticking with the breakfast trend, you’ll want to check out this awesome recipe for a baked egg inside an avocado half. It also makes a pretty delicious afternoon snack.

                                16.  Zucchini and Avocado Soup with Cucumber Salsa

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                                  Here’s another tantalizing avocado-based soup – this time with zucchini.

                                  17. Chicken Avocado Burger

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                                    You can’t serve fries without a burger. This chicken avocado burger recipe is the perfect match.

                                    18. Fudgy Avocado Brownies

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                                      Who knew you could enjoy avocado with dessert? Try these brownies and you’ll be convinced that avocado can be enjoyed with every meal of the day.

                                      19. Salmon Avocado Rice Balls

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                                        This recipe is extremely versatile and yummy, but feel free to swap out some of the ingredients. Just make sure you leave the avocado — it makes the recipe.

                                        20. Avocado Ice Cream

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                                          Want to put some avocado dessert on your avocado dessert? Try this ice cream recipe to compliment your brownies.

                                          Are you ready to enjoy some yummy avocados? Well, with these twenty recipes, you can maximize their nutrition without getting burned out on eating the same thing over and over.

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                                          Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                                          5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

                                          5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

                                          Sleeping next to your partner can be a satisfying experience and is typically seen as the mark of a stable, healthy home life. However, many more people struggle to share a bed with their partner than typically let on. Sleeping beside someone can decrease your sleep quality which negatively affects your life. Maybe you are light sleepers and you wake each other up throughout the night. Maybe one has a loud snoring habit that’s keeping the other awake. Maybe one is always crawling into bed in the early hours of the morning while the other likes to go to bed at 10 p.m.

                                          You don’t have to feel ashamed of finding it difficult to sleep with your partner and you also don’t have to give up entirely on it. Common problems can be addressed with simple solutions such as an additional pillow. Here are five fixes for common sleep issues that couples deal with.

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                                          1. Use a bigger mattress to sleep through movement

                                          It can be difficult to sleep through your partner’s tossing and turning all night, particularly if they have to get in and out of bed. Waking up multiple times in one night can leave you frustrated and exhausted. The solution may be a switch to a bigger mattress or a mattress that minimizes movement.

                                          Look for a mattress that allows enough space so that your partner can move around without impacting you or consider a mattress made for two sleepers like the Sleep Number bed.[1] This bed allows each person to choose their own firmness level. It also minimizes any disturbances their partner might feel. A foam mattress like the kind featured in advertisements where someone jumps on a bed with an unspilled glass of wine will help minimize the impact of your partner’s movements.[2]

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                                          2. Communicate about scheduling conflicts

                                          If one of you is a night owl and the other an early riser, bedtime can become a source of conflict. It’s hard for a light sleeper to be jostled by their partner coming to bed four hours after them. Talk to your partner about negotiating some compromises. If you’re finding it difficult to agree on a bedtime, negotiate with your partner. Don’t come to bed before or after a certain time, giving the early bird a chance to fully fall asleep before the other comes in. Consider giving the night owl an eye mask to allow them to stay in bed while their partner gets up to start the day.

                                          3. Don’t bring your technology to bed

                                          If one partner likes bringing devices to bed and the other partner doesn’t, there’s very little compromise to be found. Science is pretty unanimous on the fact that screens can cause harm to a healthy sleeper. Both partners should agree on a time to keep technology out of the bedroom or turn screens off. This will prevent both partners from having their sleep interrupted and can help you power down after a long day.

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                                          4. White noise and changing positions can silence snoring

                                          A snoring partner can be one of the most difficult things to sleep through. Snoring tends to be position-specific so many doctors recommend switching positions to stop the snoring. Rather than sleeping on your back doctors recommend turning onto your side. Changing positions can cut down on noise and breathing difficulties for any snorer. Using a white noise fan, or sound machine can also help soften the impact of loud snoring and keep both partners undisturbed.

                                          5. Use two blankets if one’s a blanket hog

                                          If you’ve got a blanket hog in your bed don’t fight it, get another blanket. This solution fixes any issues between two partners and their comforter. There’s no rule that you have to sleep under the same blanket. Separate covers can also cut down on tossing and turning making it a multi-useful adaptation.

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                                          Rather than giving up entirely on sharing a bed with your partner, try one of these techniques to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping in separate beds can be a normal part of a healthy home life, but compromise can go a long way toward creating harmony in a shared bed.

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