Super Bowl Sunday may not be known as one of the healthier holidays, but it has been getting an upgrade over the last few years thanks to our good friend the avocado. Aside from heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, “avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as beneficial plant compounds that can enhance the nutrient quality of your diet,” says Mitzi Dulan, R.D., partner of the Hass Avocado Board (HAB).
And we'll certainly be getting our share of those benefits: The HAB predicts a whopping 79 million pounds of avocados will be consumed during this year's Super Bowl—that’s 158 million Hass avocados. If we weren’t busy eating them while the players duke it out on the field, we could fill that field end zone to end zone with avocados piled 30 feet high.
Get in on the avocado action with these great recipes, and check out avocadocentral.com for more game day snacks and dips, including bacon-wrapped avocado poppers.
- Your guac will stand out from the rest with our guacamole de frutas or Rachael Ray’s apple and almond guacamole recipe.
- Enjoy avocados in the fourth quarter with these 10 delicious avocado desserts.
- The Monday after the Super Bowl can sometimes hit hard, but there’s nothing like an egg sandwich with Pepperjack and avocado or a vitamin-packed avocado smoothie to start the day off right.
- And in case you have any leftover, try these six fresh ways to eat avocados.
As an editor at SHAPE I have the chance to learn about the healthiest ways to cook, eat, and live from all sorts of experts but I’m also a single girl living in NYC with a busy schedule, active social life, and chocolate cravings. I’m here to share what works for me—and where I need a little help from you.