avocadoMost people tend to use avocado when they make guacamole or as a side salad, but what they don't realize is that there are endless uses for the creamy fruit. It's perfect on its own or to add a different texture to your meals that will be music to your taste buds. But you probably didn't know that there are some unique ways to use it in your everyday cooking.

Wait till you see what I have in store for you!

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I've used avocado in place of many other unhealthier ingredients when I've cooked and no one has been the wiser. You would think that because of the type of fruit it is that it would be hard to use in many menus. The good thing is it absorbs the flavors of other ingredients therefore you wouldn't suspect that it is in the meal.

Check out these creative ways you can use avocado everyday below!

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Avocado mac & cheese 1

I bet you are savoring just thinking about trying this recipe. I know I am! Instead of relying on tons of dairy when making mac and cheese, avocado makes a good creamy base and allows you to reduce the amount of cheese you normally would use. Opt for vegan cheese if you are trying to cut back on dairy.


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Avocado as a butter or egg replacement

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Most recipes require butter and eggs, but they're not the healthiest option out there. Enter the avocado which contains healthy fats and is the perfect consistency and texture to replace butter or eggs in your baking mix! Not only will you cut back on calories, but you'll be eating a serving of fruit too. To get the proper avocado to egg or butter measurements, click here.


Chocolate Avocado Mousse 3

Using avocado in a chocolate mousse or pudding is a smart way to make your dessert healthier! You won't even be able to tell the difference because it will already be creamy and sweet from the rest of the ingredients. It is a fantastic way to whip up a quick dessert that is vegan and gluten free if you are health conscious. Try this easy recipe out for yourself!

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Avocado in place of mayo

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Mayo is NOT the best spread you can add to your sandwiches but that's where avocados come to the rescue. It's up to you if you want to cut up slices of the healthy fruit or make it into a spreadable mash. This Avocado "mayo" is full of flavor and will add the perfect punch to any of your sandwiches. Get the recipe here!


Avocado in smoothies 5

Adding avocados to your smoothies makes them creamier and allows you to have your healthy dose of monounsaturated fats for the day. If you've never added avocado to your smoothies then you may want to try out simple. This Kiwi Avocado with Lime and Honey smoothie is a great one to try!