As a new City Harvest volunteer, I dedicate some of my time to helping out the community. It is so rewarding to be able to teach others how to take better care of themselves, and what better place to start than in the supermarket — our real PHARMACY! Food is our best medicine. You can get started making healthier choices in your own diet by purchasing fresh, whole foods from the outer perimeter of the grocery store and doing your best to avoid non genetically modified foods (non-GMO) whenever possible.
Today at the C-Town Grocery store, we were on a mission to teach people about the beautifully creamy, tasty and healthy: avocado. Naturally filled with fiber, B vitamins and monounsaturated fat, the avocado helps boost your healthy cholesterol levels and can be the ideal replacement for bacon or other creamy dressings including mayonnaise. We made the ALT-sandwich, using whole wheat bread (yuo can opt to make this an open-faced sandwich to lower your carb/sugar intake, or use a GF bread/wrap that is equally as tasty) onto which we spread freshly mashed avocado, tomato slices, cucumbers and spinach. Use any veggies you have in the fridge to create more variety and new tastes.
Avocados are packed with all the goodies you need for a healthy diet — smear it onto your sandwich, slice it into your salad, squirt with lemon and mash into a beautiful dip for veggies, add to a smoothie for a rich-texture that tastes better than any ice cream. I am sure you can think of millions of other ways to enjoy this fruit!