5 Healthy Ways to Add Avocados into Your Holiday Meal


Give your holiday menu a tasty heart-healthy twist by inviting avocados to your festive occasion. Always in season, this favorite green fruit is available alongside other traditional winter produce favorites like sweet potatoes and acorn squash. Try avocados in tempting seasonal salads, vegetable dishes, and dessert or as a spread for appetizers or dotted throughout your main course. To help set your table in healthful style, we’ve assembled five new ways to introduce avocados to your family this holiday season.

5 #HolidayReFRESH Recipes With Avocado

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We’ve assembled a handy holiday shopping list to make sure that you have everything needed to cook up a feast. If you make any substitutions or change proportion, be sure to adjust your list accordingly.


  • 5 large eggs

  • low fat milk

  • crumbled feta cheese 

  • low fat cream cheese

  • lite whipped topping

  • low fat sour cream

  • grated Swiss cheese (may use Vegan or non-dairy shredded cheese of choice)


  • 8 avocados 

  • 1 bunch broccoli

  • 1 tomato

  • 1 package baby spinach or mixed greens 

  • 1 large red apple or green granny smith

  • 1 Lemons

  • 6 Limes

  • 1 pomegranate 

  • 4 small acorn squash

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 2 sweet potatoes

  • 1 garlic bulb

  • 1 bunch scallions

Frozen Foods:

  • 2 cups thawed lite whipped topping

  • 2 cups fresh or 1 small bag frozen strawberries

  • pastry crust 


  • 1 French baguette bread loaf


  • 1 package long grain and wild rice mix 

  • 1 package quinoa

  • 1 14-ounce can black beans

  • 1 small package pumpkin seeds

  • 1 package dried cranberries

  • 1 package toasted almonds (can substitute for walnuts or candied pecans)

  • 1 box graham crackers (can substitute with gluten-free cookies) 

  • 1 packet strawberry gelatin

  • 1 small bag or box granulated sugar


  • kosher salt

  • pepper

  • garlic powder

  • cumin

  • ground coriander seeds

  • crushed red pepper flakes

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