If you’re trying to follow a healthy diet and maintain your weight, then it’s a good idea to learn how to cook. Weight loss and maintenance isn’t always easy, even if you’re conscientious about the foods that you eat.
Making most of your meals at home can be a good strategy to watch your calories. Having a few simple recipes handy is a good way to make sure that you have nutritious food available throughout the week.
This will keep you from undermining your goals and giving in to temptation. Keep this recipe handy to use for a healthy option.
This recipe contains ingredients that you may already have at your house.
You can keep these ingredients handy and make as needed. While we enjoy this meal by itself, you can also enjoy with chips or toasted bread as an appetizer.
The key to maintaining a healthy diet over time is choosing foods that are both nutritious and enjoyable.
We’re sure that you’re going to love this recipe. There’s two reasons why we love this avocado black bean salad.
Both of the main ingredients are full of nutrients and a delicious way to enjoy a healthy snack as well! These two ingredients are great to use in a variety of dishes.
Avocados are a healthy source of monounsaturated fats, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. They’re a tasty addition to any dish and great for heart health as well.
Be sure to choose avocados that are just slightly soft. These will be ripe and ready to use. If the avocados are hard, keep them on the counter for a day or two to ripen before using.
Black beans are rich in protein and fiber so they’ll keep you full between meals. They’re also low on the glycemic index scale so they won’t cause any spikes in blood glucose.
Black beans are a great addition to many recipes and can add a little extra protein to a variety of dishes.
Make Your Own
This recipe is a great choice for an evening snack or as a side dish for a meal.
You can also include your kids in helping to make this dish since it’s easy to prepare.
2 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped into chunks
cup black beans, drained
1 chopped medium tomato
cup sweet or red onion, chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 TBS olive oil
Juice from one lime
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium-sized bowl, add the avocado, tomato, onion, black beans, and cilantro. Roughly mix until all ingredients are combined and then set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and minced garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the avocado mixture. Mix gently until the ingredients are covered in the dressing.
This recipe serves about four people and takes only 10 minutes to make. It’s best served fresh but you can make ahead of time and keep chilled in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.
This recipe can also be doubled or halved to make as many servings as you need.
Enjoy this healthy and easy-to-make dish!