10 Addictively Delicious Avocado Recipes That No One Will Wanna Miss

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Some say that they have become a new food trend, but to those of us who are practically addicted to them, avocados are an essential part of our meals. Whether we eat it by itself or use it as an unexpected part of a delicious meal, an avocado not only adds some great nutritious value to your meal but it also adds some some creaminess and freshness.

Whether or not you are experienced with eating avocados, these 10 addictively delicious avocado recipes are sure to please. From snacks, to complete meals, to waistline-conscious desserts, there are different options for you to try.

1.Creamy Avocado Pasta

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If you are looking to experiment with an avocado in a different way than simply adding it to a salad, this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod is one of the best ways to have an avocado adventure. Simple but delicious, if you are looking for a healthy alternative to alfredo sauce, give this fresh recipe a try. It is sure to be a hit amongst the little ones as well.

2.Egg and Avocado Tartines

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If you are looking to incorporate avocado in your breakfast, try this simple recipe from Health Digezt. It’s quick and easy, and the avocado adds another level to the traditional egg sandwich. Between the wheat, egg, and avocado, this simple sandwich will help keep you full until your next meal.

3.Chocolate, Coconut, and Avocado Pudding

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Rich, creamy and guilt free, this wonderful pudding from Health Digezt is sure to help you stay on track with your dietary changes. It does not look or taste like it has avocados in it but a true avocado lover will be able to identify the distinct creaminess that is particular to the fruit. Easy to make, this pudding makes a wonderful midday snack especially in the summer.

4.Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocado

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This recipe from Grok Grub will simply make you want to eat this dish for every meal. With only three major ingredients, this meal not only is easy to make but you will not need to utilize many utensils from your kitchen as it is all inserted into the avocado half. Ready in a few, this dish can be enjoyed with some crackers or pita chips, or simply with a spoon.

5.Tuna Stuffed Avocado

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Another quick way to enjoy the avocado in its natural form, this recipe from The Stay At Home Chef provides another way to enjoy avocado for lunch. With the creaminess of the avocado, you can easily skip the mayo and make your dish healthier without compromising on the taste.

6.Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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If you are looking for a way to make a traditional grilled cheese more exciting than this amazing green avocado version from Tastespotting will definitely take the regular sandwich to another level. It’s not only appealing to the eye but also is healthy. And with the addition of mozzarella and avocado, the cheesiness and creaminess of this sandwich is sure to be a hit even with the little ones.

7.Avocado Orzo with Garlicky Grilled Prawns

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Looking for a way to incorporate avocado into your dinner? This avocado orzo recipe from HeatherChristo.com will definitely help you win your guests over. The use of lime not only helps with tying the ingredients together but it also adds an element of freshness while adding a Mexican flair to the dish, especially with avocado. Once again, the creaminess of the avocado helps avoid overuse of less healthy ingredients such as butter.

8.Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

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The best part about this avocado cupcake recipe from PopSugar is that it is only 230 calories which means that not only are you enjoying a great dessert that is healthier for you, you also can enjoy a couple of them without feeling guilty about the calories.

9.Avocado Chicken Salad

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If you are looking for a way to include avocados in a complete dish, try this SkinnyMom recipe. With a fresh element added by the lime, this recipe is a safe way to adventure with avocados. The avocado also adds creaminess to the recipe which help reduce the amount of mayonnaise used.

10.Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocado

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Perfect for the summer, this Pip and Ebby avocado recipe is light and encompasses all of the amazing elements for a great appetizer at a barbecue or an afternoon snack. Using the avocado as a vessel will provide a binding agent in each bite with a smooth and creamy finish.

Whether you want to go bold or simple, one of these recipes is sure to help you enjoy avocados in a new form.

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A group of young adults from The Fugees Academy, a school for low-income refugee children just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, speak about what they imagined the United States would be like before they moved, what their lives are like now, and some of the struggles of life as a refugee. For more information about the Fugees Family, visit them at www.fugeesfamily.org. Read more…

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2015 may have been the year brands finally got serious about taking social stances.

Thanks to changing attitudes about corporate responsibility, businesses were more willing than ever to stick their neck out in support of social causes, and they did so on issues like same-sex marriage, changing gender norms and even transgender issues.

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Spoiler alert.

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There’s nothing more wondrous than waking up to a blanket of white snow on a winter morning. brisk morning. A snow day — especially around the holidays — is a dream come true for just about any kid.

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