Avocado is one of the biggest stars of 2017, and with good reason. According to Authority Nutrition, “avocados have more potassium than bananas, they are loaded with fiber, they can help lower cholesterol, and they may help reduce your chances of cancer and arthritis, among other benefits.” Can you say “#health?”
There are over 6 million #avocado posts on Instagram alone. We love avocado so much that it has become a staple at most of our brunches. Lucky for us, most restaurants have acknowledged our love for the fruit by now, so you can add avocado to almost any meal.
Here are the top 5 ways to include avocado in any brunch:
- Eggs Benedict
If you’ve read my other articles (and if you haven’t you should stop what you’re doing and go back and read them all) then you know I’m a big fan of eggs benedict. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s at the top of this list. A lot of restaurants that serve breakfast and/or brunch already have an eggs benedict with avocado option. But, if you find yourself at a restaurant that doesn’t, you can ask for it on the side and add it yourself. Believe me when I say that once you have a benedict with avocado, you’ll never look back.
2. Breakfast Sandwich
I’m sure you’ve all heard that avocados are a good source of healthy fat. So, instead of adding a processed sauce, a ton of mayo, dressing, or sugar filled ketchup to your breakfast sandwich, try adding avocado instead.
3. Avocado Toast
This one is obvious and if you haven’t tried the trend yet, you’re missing out. Avocado toast came on the scene a while ago but it’s still a staple for most brunch menus. I feel like I don’t need to go in to much detail on what it is but, if you really aren’t familiar with it just search #avocadotoast on Instagram or check out this Brunches of Boston review here, and try it for yourself.
4. Stuffed Avocado
This one is new for me but it’s slowly but surely becoming a favorite. As someone who can cut an avocado in half and just eat it with a spoon, this is a much more appealing twist on an old habit. Basically, a stuffed avocado is exactly like it sounds: an avocado cut in half and stuffed with whatever you want. Usually they will be baked for a few minutes with an egg in the middle and garnished with vegetables or sauce. But, you can also find them stuffed with lobster, salsa, chicken salad, etc. This is a solid option if you’re trying to stay on the lighter side at your brunch.
5. Literally anything on the brunch menu
Avocado is such an easy addition to any meal. It doesn’t add a ton of flavor but it still loaded with nutrients. Breakfast tacos, burritos, pizza, bowls, any kind of eggs, etc., can all get a little health boost if you add a some avocado.